A Man of Character

A Man of Character

Timothy: A man who modeled his life after his teacher.


Paul the apostle trusted no one more than Timothy, a man he called his spiritual son. Yet even though Timothy was well trusted—some would say he had "arrived"—his need to be instructed, disciplined, and encouraged didn't end with the endorsement of the early church's most famous and prominent leader.

Men who want their character and life to be transformed and shaped into Christ-likeness have much to learn from Timothy and from Paul's instructions to him. In this study we'll consider what Timothy can teach us about trust, studying the Word, teachability, relationships, and models for faith.

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 4:11–16; 5:1–2, 17–22; 2 Timothy 3:10–4:4

PART 1: A Man's World

Discussion Starters

PART 2: A Man's Word

Teaching point one: Men of character need to study the Word.

Teaching point two: Men of character must learn to take instruction well.

Teaching point three: Men of character know how to relate to others.

PART 3: A Man's Work

Action Point

Additional Resources

Total number of pages – 12

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