Friday, September 24

Tag: a disciple

Personal Life

A Disciple Serves

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. This is exactly what Timothy was - AN EXAMPLE.  In Philippians 2:20 Paul tells us that he has very few examples of a servant, yet Timothy is one that stands out.  He says this in the same passage he gives us the all-time example of a servant, Jesus: Philippians 2:5-8 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,  6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,  7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.  8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cro
Personal Life

A Disciple’s Confidence

1 Timothy 4:12-15 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.  13 Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.  14 Do not neglect the gift that is in you … 15 … that your progress may be evident to all. Paul nearing the end of his life, knowing he had fought the good fight, knew he had to leave disciples behind. He left a charge to Timothy to 'be a good minister'.  A charge to us all. Be a Minister - We are all called to minister.  However, the thing that will rob us is our self-perception - the punch is in Paul's statement: “Let no one despise your youth …” Despise = reject, undermine or put down, think little of When we despise something we give it no value or power to achieve i