When the average Bible believer thinks of the letters that the apostle Paul wrote to his young protégés Timothy and Titus, he or she may only think of them as letters filled with admonitions from an older preacher to two younger preachers. While this is partly true, these rich instructions would also have their benefit for everyone in the church of Christ (cf. 1 Tim. 1:3; 3:14-15). In fact, the information that Paul provided these two young men would be relayed to the Christians they served. Therefore, Equipping to Serve: Lessons from the Pastoral Epistles will extract and provide as much useful information, doctrinal and practical, as possible for the benefit of everyone in the church-preachers, elders, deacons, women,teachers, servants, youth, and all Christians. Within these lessons, readers will find the following instruction and encouragement:
• Encouraging youth
• Coping with the end of our lives
• Dealing with sin
• Accepting the love, grace, and mercy of God
• Growing as Christians (and understanding our various roles)
• Understanding how to handle problems (and problem-makers)
The twenty-six lessons in this book, Equipping to Serve: Lessons from the Pastoral Epistles, provide two quarters of material for use in a standard Bible class curriculum. With clear, concise lessons and thought-provoking questions, this material is suitable for classes ranging from middle-school to adult. Moreover, this book would be ideal for personal or family Bible studies and devotions.