Grace Community Church
A Timid Pastor (2 Timothy 1:5-10, 13-14)
Big Idea: In this life, we are not asked to be perfect but to be persistent, knowing that we can and must rely on God to accomplish what we are called to do.
Locations & Times
  • Grace Community Church
    9755 N La Cholla Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85742, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
Timothy is just like all of us who follow Jesus...he has some strengths and some weaknesses. He has been given gifts and a calling by God. But he cannot do what he has been called to do in his own strength - Paul encourages him to persist in a difficult situation, relying on his faith in Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit, the truth of the Word of God and the help and support of God's people.
2 Timothy 1:5-10, 13-14 (NIV)

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.
6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. 9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

13 What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

Community Bible Experience at Grace Community Church

Community Bible Experience (CBE) is a different way to read the New Testament: less like a reference book, more like a story. It’s a new way to talk about the Bible, too: less like a Bible study, more like a book club. We started our journey through the New Testament on January 16, but it's not too late to join us. If you are interested in doing so, click here for more information, free resources and to join us on this exciting 40-day challenge to hear God's Voice in a way we've never heard before.

My Next Step

How does Timothy's story help us live out our part of God's story? Click here to take one step closer to Christ today.

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