“Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus …” (Phil 1:1)
In my Journal last week, I discussed the background of the Apostle Paul. I focused on his birth, education, his persecution of the church, conversion and calling from the persecutor of the church to defender and a prolific author of the church. In this week’s Journal, my mission's lens will look at Timothy.
Timothy was converted by Paul. Timothy means “one who honors God.” His name is often spelled Timotheous in the KJV. He first appears in Acts 16:1–3 as Paul’s disciple whose mother “was a believer; but his father was a Greek” (v 1).