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Week 48 Day 1
there are times
when we feel as though God has left us
when our spirit is clouded by conflict
when our mind is overcome with confusion
when our heart is collapsing in fear
but just when we think we are going it alone
Jesus reminds us of his presence
"I am with you always,
to the end of the age."
"Both in our living and in our dying,
we belong to God, we belong to God."
"It's hard for me to imagine that people pray for me,
but they do. And I am so moved by it."
"Coming to church is like
walking into a big hug."
"I don't know what I would do
without my faith."
in these reminders
a vision that sees beyond the moment
a hope that overwhelms the hurt
a motivation that keeps us going
a love that centers in the Christ
MY SON IN THE FAITH
Please stay behind in Ephesus and straighten things out for me.
I Timothy 1 & 2
1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment
of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope, 2to
Timothy, a true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace
from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
3Remain in Ephesus that you may charge some to teach no
other doctrine, 4nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies,
which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in
faith. 5The purpose of this commandment is love from a pure
heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, 6from
which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk,
7desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what
they say nor the things which they affirm.
8The law is good if one uses it lawfully, 9knowing this: the
law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and
insubordinate, for the ungodly, for the unholy and profane.
12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me in
the ministry, 13although I was formerly a blasphemer, a
persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because
I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 14The grace of our Lord was
exceedingly abundant. 15This is a faithful saying and worthy
of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save
sinners, of whom I am chief. 16However, for this reason
I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all
longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on
Him for everlasting life. 17Now to the King eternal, immortal,
invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever.
18This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according
to prophecies made concerning you, that you may wage
the good warfare, 19having faith and a good conscience.
1First of all make supplications, prayers, intercessions,
and giving of thanks for all men, 2for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
5There is one God and one Mediator between God and
men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6who gave Himself a ransom for
all, to be testified in due time, 7for which I was appointed
an apostle and a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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