Guidance for Pastors and Their Churches

The most recent addition to the adult Sunday School courses offered on the website is a study of the Pastoral Epistles.  By the time Paul wrote I and II Timothy and Titus near the end of his earthly ministry, Christianity was spreading very rapidly throughout the Roman Empire.  As a result, organization was essential in order for these young congregations to grow, prosper, and propagate the Gospel.  Paul provides instructions, not only for organization of the churches, but also for sound teaching and the means of dealing with those who were energetically spreading false doctrine and encouraging ungodly practice.  The guidance he gives was not just relevant to the infant churches of the first century, however; it is also valuable to us as we seek to live faithfully in a culture that is every bit as alien to the message of the Gospel as was that of ancient Rome.