READING THE NEW TESTAMENT: 2 Timothy
The New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven books. All of the books come from the first followers of Jesus. Some of the books take only a few minutes to read. But before you read the books in the New Testament, it helps to know what each book is about.
When you see a word marked like *this, you will find the word explained in a Word List. You will find the list at the end of this article.
Here are a few words to help you to read the New Testament book of 2 Timothy. 2 Timothy is one of the books that Paul wrote. Paul was a leader in the early *church. He wrote many letters to help encourage the people of God. Paul wrote more letters than any other of the New Testament writers. The New Testament includes thirteen of those letters.[
After you read what 2 Timothy is about, you will find some verses to read. These verses will help you understand how Paul wrote and what was important to him.
Paul wrote this letter from prison in Rome. He knew that he would die soon. This letter sends his final words to his young helper. Timothy was like a son to Paul. He wants to encourage him. But he also tells him that there may be trouble is coming days. Timothy must be strong. He need not fear for God will give him help. This is one of Paul’s most personal letters.
Reading 2 Timothy
Verses to Get You Started
Timothy must teach God’s truth.
2 Timothy 1:3-11
Timothy must teach with kindness.
2 Timothy 2:22-26
The last days will be full of trouble.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
Timothy must teach with patience.
2 Timothy 4:1-5
Paul will soon go to be with God.
2 Timothy 4:6-8
Church: A group of people who follow and believe in Jesus Christ. A meeting of those who believe in Jesus Christ.