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Timothy: Paul’s Son in the Faith

The name Timothy means “valued by God” or “one who honors God.” Paul views Timothy as a brother and a co-worker. He consistently commends him.

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Herodias: Role Model from Hell

When John the Baptist fearlessly confronts Herod regarding his illegal marriage to Herodias, she is furious and seeks his life.

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Jezebel: Eternally Infamous

For 3,000 years since her demise her name continues to be a synonym for female depravity, treachery, and deceit.

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Martha: Pragmatism Personified

Scripture says Jesus loves Martha, Mary and Lazarus (John 11:5). He seems to have a closer relationship with them than any other family members and uses His conversations as teaching tools.

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Mary Magdalene

Her resolute dedication is rewarded with a unique honor. She is the first person to see the risen Christ.

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Titus: Mentoring and Ministry

Titus is first mentioned in Galatians 2:1-3 when he went with Paul to Jerusalem to help settle the question of Gentile conversion. He may have been a convert of Paul, for Paul calls him a “true son after the faith” (Titus 1:4).

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Bathsheba and David: Sexual Theft

While we stand in awe of David’s accomplishments, we must look closely at the circumstances which marked the beginning of his downward spiral in leadership. After successfully reigning in Jerusalem for twelve years, we are suddenly confronted with a story of adultery, deception, temptation, cruelty, treachery and murder.

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Sarah: A Study in Fidelity

Sarai is a woman who forsakes her homeland in Babylonia to follow God with her husband. She adapts herself to her husband’s dreams and epitomizes the obedient, faithful wife.

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John the Baptist: The Cost of Confronting Sin

Over four hundred years have passed since Israel has heard the voice of a true prophet. Isaiah prophesies concerning John’s mission as the forerunner who will announce the Messiah. The last verses of Malachi concern the arrival of John the Baptist. When John begins his ministry, he closes the door of the Old Testament and opens the door to the New Testament

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John: The Beloved Disciple

The name John name means “Jehovah has been gracious.” Indeed, as we study the life of the John, we find grace epitomizes his life.

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