It Takes a Church to Raise a Timothy (2 Timothy 3:10-17)

Dave D'Amour, May 14, 2017
Part of the One Off series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

And old African proverb says, "It takes a Village to raise a child."

But for raising an influential & mature christian, it takes MORE:
"It takes a Church to raise a Timothy!"

Spiritual "parenting" (Discipleship) is the larger category under which biological parenting is situated, with that goal that "EVERYONE is presented MATURE in Christ."

When we consider the MANY "parents" - biological & spiritual – that poured into Timothy's life, we realise "It takes a Church to raise a Timothy!"
to nurture in the Word of the Lord
to nurture in the Way of the Lord.

Paul was a big influence on Timothy's life.
Priscilla (& Aquila) were a big influence on Apollos' life.
Spiritual parents.

So we are all called to ask about our influence, either:
Who is YOUR Timothy (or 'Tiffany')?
Who is YOUR Paul, or Priscilla?

Tags: Aquila, it takes a church, It takes a village, Kim Il-Sung, Kim Jong-Il, Kim Jong-Un, Myriam, Priscilla

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