A 52 week Bible Devotional. We sometimes struggle with reading a daily devotional and we fall behind and get discouraged. What if we could work on the same reading for a week and see God transform our lives one week at a time. We can set a foundation of a manageable list of verses to work with and have am "Overview", "Focus" and "Application" for your life.. This can be done on your own, with a friend or in a group.
2 Timothy 1:1–18
Overview: Paul was thankful for Timothy’s sincere faith. We are saved
through Christ’s grace, through His death, and for His purpose. We
should not be ashamed of Christ and His gospel. He challenges Timothy to
continue with sound teaching and in tune with the Holy Spirit who is in
Focus: In verse 7, Timothy was young and may have lacked confidence to
step forward into action. Discipline is action—doing and allowing God
to work in and through us. He does not want us to be timid; instead, God
wants us to be bold through power, love, and self-discipline.
How to Apply: Our actions to move forward can include the following:
· making a big decision
· deciding between good and best
· deciding to do what is right
· taking your spouse on a date
· reaching out to a friend via phone call, note, or text
· removing or reducing a distraction (TV, hobbies, etc.)
· committing to praying five minutes a day to start
Pray about picking at least two of the above to work on this week.
Excerpted from "One Week at a Time: Grounded and Growing Through His Word" by Dale Hansen. Copyright © 2017 by Dale Hansen. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Excerpts are provided solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.
Dale Hansen is retired and spends his time reading, running, mentoring others and watching his grandkids. He enjoys leading small Bible study groups which he has done for over thirty years. Dale has recently published his first book – “One Week at a Time”: 52 week Bible Devotional and is working on his second book. He is married with two married daughters and three grandsons. He lives in Joliet, IL. Additional information and timing on his books can be found at: Groundedandgrowingweekly.com
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