Bible crossword puzzle: 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon

Based on material in chapter 28 of Discovering the Bible by Alex Varughese, textbook for Introduction to Biblical Literature

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Challenge: Can you solve the puzzle even if you do not have the book by Varughese?

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This crossword puzzle was created for use in the course Introduction to Biblical Literature. The words and clues come from the textbook Discovering the Bible: Story and Faith of the Biblical Communities edited by Alex Varughese and published by Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, now called The Foundry.

    -- Howard Culbertson,

Shared Themes in Letters to Church Leaders

Paul's letters to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon share several common themes despite their different recipients and contexts.

Instruction in Leadership: In his letters to Timothy and Titus, Paul provides guidance on how to lead and oversee churches. He addresses issues such as appointing qualified leaders, dealing with false teachers, and maintaining order within the church.

Sound Doctrine: Paul emphasizes the importance of sound doctrine and teaching in all his letters, including those to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. He encourages these leaders to uphold the truth of the Gospel and to teach it faithfully to others.

Personal Encouragement and Exhortation: Paul often offers personal encouragement and exhortation to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. He commends their faithfulness and commitment to the Gospel while also urging them to persevere in their ministry.

Practical Instructions for Christian Living: Alongside theological teachings, Paul provides practical instructions for Christian living in his letters. This includes guidance on relationships, ethical conduct, and how to live out one's faith in everyday life.

Emphasis on Grace and Salvation: Throughout his letters, Paul emphasizes the grace of God and the salvation available through Jesus Christ. He reminds his readers of the central message of Christianity and encourages them to live in light of God's grace.

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