Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sunday, February 25, 2007

This week when we gathered, Rob M. taught from 2 Timothy 3:10-17. Here Paul continues in his theme of "Encouragement for steadfastness amidst ungodly circumstances." Verse 12 sets a principle of persecution, where "all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted." Rob M. asked us to consider these two questions:

1. Do you understand what it means to live a godly life in Christ Jesus?
2. Understanding this, then, do you want to?

Verse 14 then prompts Timothy, and by extension all believers, to continue in the faith, knowing both 1) from whom he learned it and 2) from what he learned it (the Scriptures). Rob M. then challenged us to ask ourselves if we are discipling our spouse and family, and if we are in the Word daily.

Next Sunday, Rodney M. will continue our study in 2 Timothy 4:1-8.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Sunday, February 18, 2007

This week when we gathered, Alan K. taught from 2 Timothy 3:1-9. Paul writes that "in the last days, perilous times will come" - according to both the Old and New Testament, we are now living in the last days. This passage paints a rather hopeless picture, but Alan reminded us that there is hope in Christ amidst the perilous times of the last days.

Next Sunday, Rob M. will point us to this hope in Christ when he teaches from 2 Timothy 3:10-17.

Also, on Sunday evening, the elders presented Theron Stancil and Jeff Taylor as the deacons of the church.