Good morning, my brothers and sisters in Christ. (Readings, 2 Timothy 3:10-17, & John 15:18-25).
"We need to fill our minds with the Word of God, and as we learn to obey all His instructions for our lives, He will always guide us in the path of righteousness."
Jared led the morning devotional focusing on Second Timothy chapter 3, stressing the importance of the Lord's light in understanding Scripture. He warned against picking and choosing verses and emphasized the significance of studying all parts of the Bible. Jared also discussed the world's hatred towards Christ and all Christians, as outlined in John 15:18 -25, and the importance of reading the Old and New Testaments. He also announced his upcoming study on Paul's first missionary journeys in Acts 13.
Bible Study and Endurance: Jared's Discussion
Jared discussed the importance of accessing and studying all parts of the Bible. He also referenced Second Timothy, chapter 3, verses 10 through 17, in which Paul writes to Timothy about the importance of enduring persecution and continuing in the things learned.
Christian Hatred and Persecution Discussed
Jared discussed the concept of the world's hatred, as outlined in John 15-18. He highlighted that the world hates those who follow Christ, and this hatred is irrational and unreasonable as Christ brings love and mercy. He also noted that this hatred leads to persecution against those who embody Christ-like qualities.
Bible Study: Old and New Testaments
Jared discussed the importance of reading both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. He highlighted the wisdom and spiritual teachings in the Old Testament, emphasizing that all scriptures point towards Christ. Jared also referenced Second Timothy, focusing on Paul's guidance to Timothy on steadfastness in faith. He noted that Paul used examples from his upbringing to illustrate this point. Towards the end, Jared touched upon the moral decline predicted in the last days, as referenced in Second Timothy, chapter 3.
Living Righteously: Challenges and Biblical Guidance
Jared discussed the challenges and struggles of living a righteous life, emphasizing that following Christ is not easy and may face opposition from the world. He stressed the importance of understanding the Bible and its historical context and how to apply its teachings to modern life. Jared also shared his struggles and concerns as a teacher and his prayers for his audience. Towards the end, he announced his upcoming study on Paul's first missionary journeys, found in Acts 13.
In Christ, love Jared W. Campbell
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