If you would have asked me two weeks ago what 1 and 2 Timothy were about I would have said, they’re the pastoral epistles, they’re about being a pastor and church leadership. Now that’s still true, but there’s something else in them. They’re about being on guard and standing your ground. “Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.” (2 Timothy 1:14, NASB) The treasure it’s referring to is the gospel, the message of Jesus! Do you know the gospel? Do you treasure the gospel? Are you making sure that the people around you know it? To guard the gospel means to keep it pure, to make sure that what we’re putting our faith in, and what we’re repeating to others, is the whole truth of God’s word.
-Joey Alcala, Assistant Pastor