SOME TO REMEMBER
- (4:10) – Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia; probably for ministry.
- (4:11) – Luke was the only disciple who was still with Paul. A careful read of the Book of Acts shows that Luke had been a faithful support to Paul right to the end of his ministry.
- (4:11) – The situation with John, called Mark, had changed. In Acts 14, he had not continued in the Lord’s work with Barnabas and Paul which caused a separation between Barnabas and Paul. God had worked in Mark and he was now “very useful to Paul for ministry.”
- (4:12) – Paul sent Tychicus to Ephesus which multiplied the effectiveness of his ministry.
- (4:10) – Demas deserted Paul because of his love with the present world.
- (4:14) – Alexander the coppersmith did Paul great harm. Though we are not certain what this was (see 1 Timothy 1:19b-20), Paul sets an example by leaving him and the issues that caused harm with the Lord who will repay him. At the same time, Paul warns Timothy about his effect on the gospel message.