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Unfeigned Faith. Paul when writing was writing to Timothy in 2 Tim 1:5-7 (KJV) he says “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” It is very apparent that Paul appreciates the genuine faith he sees in Timothy. With that faith, he then encourages him to not be fearful, but reminds him of the love and power of God. It’s this God who will bring a sound mind to those who trust in him. Today, there are many christian based programs that are lacking the proper encouragement that provides the very thing someone is after… a sound mind. These programs serve a good cause, but as with anything, if you don’t put your faith in Christ, you end up short every time. Support without proper doctrine based on the word of God is empty. So much of christian service is caught up in practical living and programs designed to help overcome earthly problems. It’s easy to get caught up in earthly matters when we need to be reminded that we’re to set our affections on the things above. Let’s not become as Paul describes later in 2 Timothy 4:3 (KJV) “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” The lesson on 06-23-2002 begins a series of studies in Timothy. Click here to listen now.



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