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.
This month will be taught by Sean McFarlane and is titled “Running Our Race and The Lords Discipline”
Christian believers are tied in with the heroes of faith from the time of Abel through the prophets and kings to the closing of the Old Testament. Just as each one of the heroes discovered the grace of God in their failures and endured the chastening of the Lord, so also do the members of the church.
Every believer has a race to run in this life. We are predestined in Christ to fulfill a specific purpose in the dispensation that we live in. Hebrews 12 gives us insight into how we are to run our race. In this series of teachings, we are going to look at these truths and how they apply to our lives today.
Please make plans to join us in person Sunday mornings through May at 9am or online.
Part 1 – When it comes to our walk with the Lord there is a host of believers who have gone before us that lived as examples of how to run our race for the Lord. In this first message we examine how the cloud of witnesses are not only like a crowd cheering us from the grandstands but are also like a runner handing off a baton to the next runner in line.