Shining a light on the weekly Bible Lessons published in the Christian Science Quarterly®

Doctrine of Atonement

You will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.

—New King James Version®

In the New Testament, ministry is viewed as service. Though Timothy is addressed here as a young leader in the Christian movement, his role is servant of Christ Jesus. And in this work, faithfulness to basic teachings is the source of nourishment. A scholar notes, “Pure teaching of Christian doctrine, rather than being deadening for our spiritual life, is food for the soul.”

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Resources cited in this issue

GT: New King James Version®; Arnold, Clinton E. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002.

Cit. 4: Barker, Kenneth L., John R. Kohlenberger, Verlyn Verbrugge, and Richard Polcyn. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004.

Cit. 13: Macdonald, William. Believer’s Bible Commentary. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2016.

Cit. 15: Macdonald, William. Believer’s Bible Commentary. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2016; Keener, Craig S., John H. Walton, eds. NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2016.

Cit. 21: Hindson, Edward E., and Dan Mitchell. Zondervan King James Version Commentary: New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010.

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