Debby Robin and I have been having a great spiritual conversation regarding God’s will in conflict. If you missed the beginning of that discussion you can find it here
We continue our discussion of the Book of Acts as we turn now to Acts 16:1-5
Paul adds Timothy to the team:
Paul went first to Derbe and then to Lystra, where there was a young disciple named Timothy. His mother was a Jewish believer, but his father was a Greek. 2 Timothy was well thought of by the believers in Lystra and Iconium,3 so Paul wanted him to join them on their journey. In deference to the Jews of the area, he arranged for Timothy to be circumcised before they left, for everyone knew that his father was a Greek. 4 Then they went from town to town, instructing the believers to follow the decisions made by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem. 5 So the churches were strengthened in their faith and grew larger every day.
By most accounts Timothy was a teen-ager at the time Paul brought him onto the team.
From these verses what inferences can be made about why Paul would choose to bring such a young man on to his team? Do you think bringing Timothy on board had anything to do with his recent refusal to allow John Mark back on the team? What role do you imagine Timothy played?