May 13, 2012 “Passing the Faith to Your Child”
Open your Bibles with me to II Timothy 1. One of the most inspiring men in the NT is a guy by the name of Timothy. Two letters from the great Apostle Paul to Timothy are found in our NT. In addition to that Timothy is mentioned numerous times in Acts, as well as in ten other books in the NT. He’s one of Paul’s missionary teammates and later the pastor of the important church in Ephesus. On this Mother’s Day you wouldn’t be surprised to know that Timothy’s illustrious life of faith began with the influence of his mother and grandmother. Timothy’s name meant “honoring God” and we learn in these verses how to pass the faith along to children who will grow up honoring God.