“A Legacy of Faith”Categories: In the Bulletin
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3.14-15
It was William Barclay who said, in his writing, “A Christian is a person lost in wonder, love, and praise, at what God has done for him, and aflame with passion to tell others what God can do for them.” Timothy’s family had an incredible legacy of faith. The New Testament gives us just a few snapshots of the life of Lois and Eunice. Timothy’s mother and grandmother had a passion for God, a contagious faith, which they shared with others. The commitment in communicating the gospel started at home. Through faith and devotion to God, they reared a godly man who had a wonderful reputation, Acts 16.2.Timothy became a Christian and served God faithfully side by side with the Apostle Paul.
How can you build a legacy of faith?
Start by building a genuine faith, 2 Timothy 1.5. Genuine faith is real. It goes down deep. It touches life in every dimension, Deuteronomy 6.6-9.
Add consistency, 2 Timothy 1.5. Genuine faith has staying power and performance. Faith dwelt in Lois and Eunice, regardless of the circumstances. Parents, live your life so that your children learn about faith - in good times and bad.
Mix in passion for God, 2 Timothy 3.14-15. Lois and Eunice could not keep quiet about God. As soon as Timothy was old enough, they began pumping faith into him. Always take advantage of open doors to talk about Jesus.
Move with confidence, 2 Timothy 1.1. Faith is the “promise of life which is in Christ Jesus.” This is absolute faith that comes by a life centered on Jesus. No matter what happens, Christians can count on living eternally with God.
It is a great privilege to lead others to Christ. It is done in day to day life, consistency in speech, and prayer.
— Matthew Allen