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Are We Passing Our Faith 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.

82015 RayIf we are people of faith – can we remember who first reached out to us about Jesus?  Was it a parent?  Was it a Sunday School teacher – a Children’s Church worker – a youth group leader?  When did we get our first Bible?  Who are the people in our life that impacted us – positively – for Christ?

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

October 21, 2015 Posted by | Bring, Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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! Continue reading

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

   

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