Tag - 2 Timothy

Do Everything Out Of A Pure Heart

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. O-bservation: These are the instructions of St. Paul to his understudy Timothy. He said to him that his actions should be of one who runs away from evil and instead races towards righteousness and faith and love and peace, along with everyone else who is wanting to “Do Everything Out Of A Pure Heart.” A-pplication: You probably already know that when the Bible speaks of the heart,...

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God’s WORD Is Free From Chains!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Timothy 2:9 For which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained. O-bservation: Paul wrote this letter to his young associate Timothy from a Roman prison. Paul was concerned that he was viewed as a common criminal. It is true that he was in prison because of what he believed and preached. Yet he was quick to proclaim this truth, “God’s WORD Is Free From Chains!” A-pplication: How many times have you wondered if your life mattered for the work of the Lord? I...

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A Righteous Legacy

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Timothy 1:5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. O-bservation: Paul opened this second letter to Timothy by reminiscing about Timothy’s heritage. He talked about the great faith of his grandmother Lois, which had been received by her daughter Eunice (Timothy’s mother), and now Paul believed that this same faith lived in Timothy as well. Here are three generations of FAITH mentioned in one family. That’s what is called “A Righteous Legacy.” A-pplication: We don’t know...

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Keep Your Head

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Timothy 4:5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. O-bservation: St. Paul, in closing his second and final letter to Timothy, makes it clear that he’s counting on Timothy. He warns him to, “Keep Your Head.” Then he tells him to make full use of every gift the Lord has given him, in order to get the gospel out. A-pplication: Never lose sight of the fact that where God guides you, He will provide for you. There have been...

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Trained For Righteousness

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. O-bservation: In closing out the second of two letters to young Timothy, St. Paul, his mentor, told him that the only way to be "Trained For Righteousness" is with the Holy Scripture. A-pplication: It's important to note that when Paul wrote these words the Biblical Canon had not yet even been established. So more than anything, the Apostle was referring to Old Testament scripture. Really all they had to go on back then was portions of the Old...

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