Wednesday, April 10, 2013

holding on to our faith

Good evening friends,
Here comes our next installment of Paul's letters to Timothy. Paul remembers that Timothy (like many of us) inherited his faith from his mother and grandmother. Still, Timothy has had to make that faith his own for it to be effective in him. Paul also remembers him in all his ministry to hold tight to the faith he has learned. The teaching we learn growing up in the church or that we learn about later in life is our check to see if we're following God the right way.

God bless,

2 Timothy 1:5-14
5I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. 6For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; 7for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.

8Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God, 9who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, 10but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

11For this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher, 12and for this reason I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that day what I have entrusted to him. 13Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.

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