Preach with your life!

Scripture reading for September 27th: 1 Timothy 4, Psalm 44, Proverbs 9

Key Scriptures: 1st Timothy 4:11-14 “Command and teach these things.  Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.  Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.  Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you.  Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.  Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching.  Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.”  

Paul went over with Timothy how to live out Christ’s life in the power of the Holy Spirit.  He was to apply the Word of God in faith and practice in his own life and to publicly read Scripture and preach it.  He was to use the gifts granted him at his ordination by the elders.  Persistence would insure his salvation and those who would listen.  A good example preaches a powerful message!

Faith Confession:  I seek to apply the Word of God to my own life and to live an example to those around me, either in the church or on the outside.  Lord, help me to persevere until You come or I go to be with you.  I desire those who “hear” my life to be saved!

Proverbs 9:10-11  “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One  is insight.  For by Me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.”  

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