Pass the Baton

today's reading.
2 Timothy 4:1     I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom...

think about it.
What do Paul's final instructions include (4:1-5)? What from that list do you need to work on? How does Paul view the end of his life (2 Tim 4:6-8)?

the blog.
We get a good look at Christians ministering together and supporting one another with Paul and Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:1-8. Paul is the mentor, teacher and friend of Timothy. Paul knows he is nearing the end of his life and ministry, and as a result, we see him instructing, advising, challenging and, most importantly, encouraging Timothy to carry on for Christ.

So what can you do to follow Paul's example with others at home? School? Church? Work? Or, if someone has come along side you as a Christian mentor and friend, what about returning the favor? What can you do to encourage and help them grow? Tami W.

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