2 Timothy 4:1-22
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We wrap up Paul's second letter to Timothy today! Titus begins tomorrow! Second Timothy chapter 4 verses 3 & 4 give a good warning for each of us today: "For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to right teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever they want to hear. They will reject the truth and follow strange myths." Do we do this? Do we "look for" or "shop around for" teachers that we really like? Teachers that may only tell us what we want to hear? That may not challenge us with Truth? That may offer strange myths? (okay, so this animated teacher guy below is probably a solid teacher - I came across a scary image about false teachers with a wolf growling as one image option for below... but I just kind of liked this guy better for some reason today. Wow... here I am shopping around for my teacher! This guy below is probably telling me what I want to hear! :) Okay, okay, I'll put up the scary wolf image below too!)
In the close of this 2nd letter to Timothy, we are reading some of Paul's final written words! They are amazing. It's great to see some basic human needs in these closing words in verse 13: "When you come, be sure to bring the coat I left with Carpus at Troas. Also bring my books, and especially my papers." It's also sad to see how Paul's been left pretty much alone and abandoned by many. Verse 22 are some beautiful closing words, and it's my prayer for each of you as well: "May the Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you all." Indeed. Grace...
Worship Video: I realize that I'm posting up 2 Chris Tomlin videos 2 days in a row. But today’s readings reminded me of his song "Indescribable", I want to share a live version of this song from The Netherlands Youth Day at a stadium. I don't think I mentioned this in yesterday's posting - but if you ever get a chance to see Chris Tomlin live, please take the opportunity! It is always a powerful worship experience!
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Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: "Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction." 2 Timothy 4:2 (NIV)
Prayer Point: Pray that you preach the Word in your life at all times - and use words when necessary. Pray that you are prepared in season and out of season to preach the Word. Pray that you will correct, rebuke and encourage others in your life with great patience and careful instruction.
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Grace, love, peace, and joy!
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