These represent the notes I made during my reading of the scriptural text for this lesson. It is not a lesson outline or a lesson plan but really notes about issues and questions that struck me as interesting during my reading. Consequently, the notes do not have a conclusion and very little mention of application. I like to let those things arise while I teach.
2 The Pastoral Epistles
The three letters of Paul addressed to Timothy and Titus have been referred to as the Pastoral Epistles since the 18th century.1 The grouping is pretty natural given the overlap and similarities and themes of the three letters.