I did a personally significant study about a year ago when I looked at Paul and Peter and what their focus was in the later part of their lives. We have record of their priorities when they knew they only had days or weeks to live in 2 Peter and 2 Timothy.
Peter and Paul used these letters to remind people and their close associates of important things. Below is a portion of Paul’s words to Timothy. Take a few moments to read this portion. What does the Lord bring to your mind as you read?
“I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Tim. 1:3-7)
If you have time, read through the rest of 2 Timothy and see what else Paul’s reminds Timothy.
MentorLink partnered with Jesus.Net to produce a new video discipling series called “The I AM Series”. Like Days with Jesus, this series uses a short video clip from a film based on the Gospel of John. In this series we draw out Jesus’ seven I Am statements.
Let us know what you think and how it impacts you. As in all we do in MentorLink, our heart is to draw people to Jesus to live, lead and influence people to be more like Him.