2 Tim 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. NKJV
2 Tim 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. 21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. NKJV
If we read the passages above in context we see Paul is instructing Timothy to watch out for false teachers. He is admonishing him to pay attention to the Scriptures and to make sure what he is believing and what he is teaching is founded on Scripture. Doing this causes Christians to purge themselves of the world and lies of the enemy. This process causes us to develop into vessels that are, “sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.”
Here at Faith Family Church, we are committed to helping believers develop into disciples. Jesus said in Matthew 28:19 that we were to make disciples of all nations. God has designed that every believer grows to the place where they are a vessel for honor.
All are welcome, so make plans to join us every Sunday morning at 9 am for this powerful Bible study. You will be ministered to by different teachers in the church from various topics in the Scriptures.
*For all of those serving in our main Sunday morning service please make plans to join us for Bible study before you serve.
*There Is No Child Care During This Service
This session will be taught by Mike Hill and is titled “Identity Before Behavior”
An identity is defined as who you are, the way you think about yourself, the way you are viewed by the world, and the characteristics that define you. I am proposing to you that you must know your identity BEFORE you can ACT. Behavior is defined as a way in which a person acts in response to a particular situation or stimulus. To understand your identity, will be to empower your actions. But the reverse is not true. To change one’s actions without knowing your identity will leave you frustrated, discouraged, feeling like a fraudulent hypocrite, full of doubt (due to double mindedness), and ultimately lost. We will look at how our identity in Christ produces the power to change our habits because it is “Not I that live, but Christ living in me”. This behavior forming power unleashes the only commandment we were given by our Lord. This transforming work takes on it’s own expression that only a new creation can release. Agape. The God kind of love. Let’s look at identity before behavior.