“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment” - 2 Timothy 1:7 (CSB)
Worship was so good Friday night! We start and end every Friday with a time of worship.
Christine shared the Word of Encouragement.
“Consider it a great joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you experience various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing” - James 1:2-4 (CSB)
A faith that isn’t tested is a faith that can’t be trusted. It’s okay not to be okay from time to time but we do not stay there because we have a God that is fighting our battles for us!
JB shared announcements!
Note: Men’s Small Groups are this Tuesday, Sept. 10 @ Mark Rizkalla’s house!
Last week we finished up 1 Timothy and on Friday we started 2 Timothy! T taught from 2 Timothy 1:1-7 and left us with four things to think about:
Our ministry is God given (v1-2): Paul was an apostle by the will of God, not of his own doing. This was important for him to remember so that when challenges arose he knew that since God called him he would also deliver him.
Our prayers are needed (v3-4): Not only are our prayers heard and answered by God, but they greatly impact those around us. What an encouragement it must have been for Timothy to know that Paul was praying for him day and night.
Our faith must be ours (v5): We are not born into Christianity. the Bible is clear. We must declare with our mouth that “Jesus is Lord” and believe in our hearts that God raised him from the dead, in order to be saved. (Romans 10:9)
Our gifts require effort (v6-7): Paul exhorted Timothy to “fan into flame” the gifts for ministry that he was being called to. God is looking for people who are not only available, but also willing to take action with the gifts He’s given.
Hope you’ll join us soon!!