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'A Year with Jesus' for 5/25/2015
The Mystery of Godliness
Note from Jesus
So how would you summarize the good news about me in a few words?
What's the truth that you must know, must share, and must hold in your heart?
Put that down in simple, clear, and poetic form. Use it to teach others about Me! That's what ordinary folks have done for centuries, and they have led millions upon millions to faith in Me.
Remember, as you share your kernel of truth about Me, the Holy Spirit will be with you to remind you of Me and to lead you into all truth. The Holy Spirit will empower you to speak the truth when confronted by those who oppose you. The Spirit will convict the hearts of those with whom you share My message!
Verses to Live
Paul began his first letter to Timothy with several admonitions to Timothy, his son in the faith. Toward the middle of this letter, Paul told Timothy why he was writing. He also told him he hoped to join him soon in Ephesus. Then Paul gave Timothy a succinct summary of truths about Me. This confessional statement could be used in churches to give them the basic truths about Me and My ministry. These truths are the basis on which godly living can be based.
I [Paul] am writing all this to you [Timothy], hoping I can come to you before too long; but in case I am delayed, you will know how one ought to behave as a member of God's family — the assembly of the living God, the pillar and foundation that support the truth — and I think you will agree that the mystery of godliness is great:He was revealed in the flesh,(1 Timothy 3:14-16)
Response in Prayer
Father, I know that the greatest in the kingdom of heaven must become like a child. Please, dear Lord, help me. Help me as I put the great truths of Jesus down into a simple and clear form to remember and to share the truth of Jesus with others. Please give me the confidence to share those words with grace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
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All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Voice™. © 2008 by Ecclesia Bible Society. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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