Archive for July 20th, 2016

1 Timothy 4:11-16: Working in Christ

Wednesday, July 20, 2016jesus+feet

Today we have more guidelines for arriving at spiritual maturity. We might take in these words to Paul’s young follower Timothy. We are reminded that we receive far more insight when we share with one another than we can experience alone.

Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. And that special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed—keep that dusted off and in use.

We understand that spiritual maturity arrives naturally when we spend time with the tangible Christ – sacred scripture.

Cultivate these things. Immerse yourself in them. The people will all see you mature right before their eyes! Keep a firm grasp on both your character and your teaching. Don’t be diverted. Just keep at it.

When we persist in studying God’s word, when we continue to work on our relationship with Jesus the Word, when we remain in the Spirit rather than the world, we recognize that the journey we experience with and in and for Christ is the most important we make in our lives.

Both you and those who hear you will experience salvation.

Using the scripture link, we continue to compare THE MESSAGE translation with others as we explore the journey of life and our hope to attain spiritual maturity.

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