Who is Tychicus in the Bible? 


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Tychicus was a faithful co-worker with Paul in the gospel ministry and in encouraging the believers in the early church. Paul wrote, “Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me” (Colossians 4:7).

He with Trophimus, accompanied the Apostle Paul on a part of his journey from Macedonia to Jerusalem. He is mentioned by Paul in the epistle to Titus as one of his helpers, “When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there” (Titus 3:12). 

Tychicus belonged to the province of Asia: “And Sopater of Berea accompanied him to Asia—also Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia” (Acts 20:4). And he was probably an Ephesian.  

During his second imprisonment, Paul again sent Tychicus to Ephesus: “And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus” (2 Timothy 4:12). He and Timothy were with the apostle in Rome when Paul wrote the Epistle to the Colossians (ch. 1:1; 4:7). Tychicus was the messenger who carried the apostle’s epistle from Rome to the Ephesians (Ephesians 6:21, 22).

The apostle Paul seems to have depended on Tychicus greatly in the ministry and gave him important tasks till the end of his life.  A deep love clearly had developed between them, Tychicus being a good minster all through Paul’s last days.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team


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