Rooted in Faith!

2 Timothy 1:3-7, Common English Bible

In a time when false teachers and chaos appear to be the order of the day what do we do?  Timothy is confronted with a season of “alternative facts” from rival teachers who come to discredit the church.  Imagine how anxious he is to respond or even fearful to respond.  Paul simply reaches into Timothy’s past and pulls out the facts of the faith in his life.  We need people in our life to remind us …

Be grateful for each moment of life!
“I’m grateful to God, whom I serve with a good conscience as my ancestors did.  I constantly remember you in my prayers day and night.  When I remember your tears, I long to see you so that I can be filled with happiness.”   2 Timothy 1:3-4

Faith carries us!
“I’m reminded of your authentic faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice.  I’m sure that this faith is also inside you.”   2 Timothy 1:5

Remember your identity is in Christ not the chaos!
“Because of this, I’m reminding you to revive God’s gift that is in you through the laying on of my hands.”   2 Timothy 1:6

The Holy Spirit is with you!
“God didn’t give us a spirit that is timid but one that is powerful, loving, and self-controlled.”   2 Timothy 1:7

Hear the W.O.W., the Words of Wisdom
“Act out of your identity in Christ!”

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