In Paul’s letter to Timothy, his young apprentice and “son in the faith,” Paul mentions 10 important things that Timothy knows full well about Paul’s own life and faith journey. So, I’m very excited to share a guide to help others have 10 spiritual legacy conversations based on 2 Timothy 1:5, 3:10, 14 (see below).
How many of these things have we talked about with our children? How many of these things do we know about our parents, mentors and spiritual influences? I hope my kids will “know all about” such things when they are old enough. I also want to spend this next year having weekly lunches with my dad and asking him about these 10 things.
This guide is perfect for mentor/mentee relationships, fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, grandkids and grandparents, or any other spiritual friendships. You may need to use this guide for some self-examination or introspection. You might want to journal through the questions in this guide. I trust these “Legacy Conversations” will help “fan into flame the gift of God” and grow your faith!
This guide was inspired and based on a sermon preached by Pastor Colin Smith.
1:5 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…. 3:10, 14 You, Timothy, know all about my teaching, and how I live, and what my purpose in life is. You know about my faith, my patience, my love, and my endurance. You know how much persecution and suffering I have endured…[and how] the Lord rescued me from all of it...Continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it.”
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