The text will be from 2 Timothy 1:3-13. Here Paul writes to his co-worker Timothy and compliments him for having a sincere faith. Paul mentions how faith had been passed down from his grandmother to his mother. I don't know if Timothy had any children, but I'm sure the faith would be passed down to them. One last thing Paul mentions is for Timothy to rekindle the gift that he has.
With us at Savior Divine we can look at how the faith of the chartered members was passed down from one generation to the next. Throughout history this is what has happened. The Christian passed down to each succeeding generation.
Please read the text below in order to prepare for worship on Sunday.
2 Timothy 1:3-13 "I am grateful to God—whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did—when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.
Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God, who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Saviour Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. For this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher, and for this reason I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that day what I have entrusted to him. Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us." NRSV
Discipleship Questions for Reflection
Are you insuring that the faith you have will get passed down to the next generation?
Is the gift that God has given you in need of being rekindled?