Good afternoon Church family,
Paul in 2 Timothy 3 gives Timothy final instructions on how to have a strong faith and participate in the mission of God, it is useful advice even today.
“You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:10-17 NIV
Paul’s great testimony is this, no matter what I faced God saw me through and the reason I came out the other end is because I am fully convinced by the word of God, I take Jesus at His word. I also allow the word to speak to me and keep me honest, this is the reason I’m prepared for every good work and it is by the way I conduct myself that people will come to witness what God can do with broken people.
Jesus have your way in us so that we can share your light with others!