Is it already March of 2008? Maybe I’m getting old or something (please no comments!), but I don’t remember time going by so fast as a kid, or in my twenties!
This Sunday we will be starting our next message series and journeying through the New Testament book of 2nd Timothy. Ken and I are both excited again to “tag team” through this book (perhaps other guest speakers as well before we’re through). We will start from the beginning and go verse by verse, chapter by chapter in sharing God’s Word to you! This Sunday we will start the journey with a good background and overview of the context and purpose of when it was originally written and what it means to us today! It’s not a long letter from Paul to Timothy, but it is packed with encouragement, accountability, love and passion from an aging Paul who is nearing the end of his earthly life!
For a preview of Paul’s passionate writings, I’ll let you in on a “clip” from the end of the book, “For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” (2 Tim 4:6-8)
If I think my life and ministry are going by fast now, I can pray and hope that towards the end of my life, I can also feel that my race in life was too an “offering” to the Lord; for Him and others here on earth!
Looking forward to worshiping together Sunday at Vorstadt 30 down by the lake!
In His grip and grace,