Tuesdays in II Timothy 2: 5-10

Tuesdays in II Timothy 2: 5-10

Introduction How has a dear friend who has endured a suffering similar to your own encouraged you? Doesn’t having a friend say, “I have been there too” make you feel not alone? When we see how another person endures suffering, we receive courage to persevere...
Tuesdays in II Timothy 2: 5-10

Tuesdays in II Timothy 1:8-11

Introduction Does the gospel embarrass you? This Tuesday with Timothy exhorts us to throw off embarrassment and embrace suffering for the gospel. After his fourth missionary journey and during his second imprisonment, Paul writes to encourage Timothy to not be ashamed...

Not Feeling the Love

“At my first defense, no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them. But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me. . .and I was delivered out of the lion’s mouth”  2 Timothy 4:16-17 I was on my knees, crying out to God. I wanted...
A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy

Grace’s* Story: At the age of thirty, I loved my job and my friendships. But I wanted a family, and finally that happened when I married. I was wise enough to expect challenges, but never imagined the course life would take. My husband and I were soon thrilled...

Who Calls You to Freedom?

You were running the race so well. Who has held you back from following the truth? It certainly isn’t God, for He is the one who called you to freedom. Gal. 5:7–9, (NLT) (Italics mine) You want to know what holds me back from following the truth? No matter how hard I...