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Passing It On

2 Timothy 1:5

I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

IMG_0301If you are a person of faith – can you remember who first reached out to you with the truth of the Gospel – the story of Jesus’ love?  Was it a parent?  Was it a Sunday School teacher – a Children’s Church worker – a youth group leader – a pastor?  When did you get your first Bible?  Who are the people in your life that impacted you – positively – toward Christ?

In this passage Paul – the Apostle – is writing to Timothy – the young pastor.  He is recalling the faith of Timothy’s grandmother and mother – and acknowledging that he sees this faith in Timothy now.  Can you remember who was instrumental in your spiritual journey?  Listen to this song – Thank you for giving to the Lord!

Say a prayer today for them – and then think – how am I passing on the faith that was passed on to me?  How are you sharing your faith with others?  Are you modeling your faith for your children?  Are you working with our children and youth ministries?  Are you teaching in our Discipleship program?  Are you witnessing with your actions and words – about the love of Christ?

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

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May 19, 2015 - Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , ,

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