Saturday (10/12/19)

Spend a few minutes singing aloud whatever worship song comes to your mind.

Then read all of 2nd Timothy just like you’d read a letter.

Friday (10/11/19)

Pray. Then read.

Read 2nd Timothy 4

Let’s do the simple Know, Be, Do style of dissecting this chapter today!

  • KNOW (What does the text say about God?)
  • BE (What does the text say about us?)
  • DO (What is the text calling me to do?)

KNOW:

BE:

DO:

Sit quietly and just enjoy some time with the Lord.

Thursday (10/10/19)

Pray and ask for the guidance and leading of the Spirit.

Read 2nd Timothy 3

What does Paul warn will characterize the “last days?”

Where do you see these things in our culture today?

Whom have you learned from (v.14)? What is it about their life that moves you to imitate?

How specifically does scripture equip you (the man or woman of God) to do His good works? Where do you feel not equipped?

Is there someone you could learn from? Ask them this week to walk alongside of you.

Wednesday (10/9/19)

Pray and ask for wisdom.

Read 2nd Timothy 2

Let’s do the simple Know, Be, Do style of dissecting this chapter today!

  • KNOW (What does the text say about God?)
  • BE (What does the text say about us?)
  • DO (What is the text calling me to do?)

Take time today to think through those questions from this passage.

KNOW:

BE:

DO:

Tuesday (10/8/19)

The Old Testament prophets have encouraged us to consider our ways. For the rest of the week, we are going to look at a New Testament character: Timothy. 

Timothy was a disciple of the Apostle Paul. He was a young pastor. Paul dearly loved him and referred to him as “my true son in the faith.” Paul wrote to Timothy near the end of his own life urging him to carefully consider how he lives, serves, and leads.  We see this in the letter of 2nd Timothy. Let’s learn together!

Remember to spend time praying and asking the Holy Spirit to lead you while you are reading.

Watch The Bible Project video related to this, you can check it out here:

Read 2nd Timothy 1

What are the ways that Paul described himself in this chapter?

Is this picture of Paul appealing to you? Would you want to have dinner with him? Why?

How does it seem that he feels about Timothy? How does he describe these feelings?

How does it seem that Paul has encouraged Timothy to carefully consider his ways?

Is there anything that the Holy Spirit is saying to you today?

Monday (10/7/19)

Give Careful Thought to Your Ways

Last month we spent a lot of time & energy learning, memorizing, and reflecting on the things that become true of us as we are “in Christ” from Ephesians. These things are given, or imparted, or made true of us, because of Christ and His work on our behalf.

This week, we heard Keith speak on “giving careful thought to our ways” from Haggai 1:5. Considering. Weighing. Examining.

This implies some action on our part. God has called us chosen, precious, valuable, sons and daughters, and much more. In light of those truths we can look at our lives from the past and the future. We can consider how we have lived, and then consider how we want to move forward. We can, like Daniel from the Bible, resolve to live lives that are carefully thought over.

I am excited to make this true of myself and I hope you are as well. This week we are going to consider some more words of the prophets to the Israelites and then camp out in 2nd Timothy. Hopefully as you read words from Joshua, Isaiah, and Jeremiah you will be spurred on to pray and allow the Holy Spirit to examine the way that you have been heading as well as shed light on where He wants you to go.

Read the following three passages aloud several times each.

Joshua 24:14-27

Joshua is the leader that God appointed to follow Moses and to lead the people into the Promised Land. As he is getting ready to die, he exhorts the people to consider how they are living and choose each one for themselves how they will order their lives.

Isaiah 44:13-20

Isaiah is a prophet to the Israelites as they have departed far from the Lord and His ways, despite their words to Joshua. In this passage he is asking the people to consider their thinking. They are at the point of being taken captive and headed into exile in a foreign land.

Jeremiah 6:16

Jeremiah is also a prophet about the time of the exile.

After reading these, consider this:

What is the Lord impressing on your heart about your life & times?

What does He want you to give careful thought to?

Are there ways that you are saying “I will not walk in Your ways”?

Sunday (10/6/19)

Today, before you begin, take some time to just sit and be quiet before the Lord. Perhaps listen to some worship, or even some nature sounds. Just sit. No agenda. Just time to enjoy.

Now, look back through our previous posts (or emails) and write out the things that you were prompted to DO. As you sort through this list, pray and ask the Spirit to have some “pop out” for you as resolutions that you want to become part of your character and life.

Note: if you are using the web devotional you can use the calendar (right-hand side on computer, bottom of the page if you are using a phone) to browse through each day.

We are designed for the Together, the community, the fellowship of believers. Who is someone you can share these resolutions with for some accountability in your life?

Prepare yourself to worship and learn as you head to church this morning.