20210717 Keeping Your Cool When the World is On Fire

Series: Not Illegal

July 19, 2021

This week Greg is speaking and he is tackling the subject of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1 New International Version Appeal for Loyalty to Paul and the Gospel 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. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. 9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 11 And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day. 13 What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. Discussion Questions 1. What practices help you re-kindle your faith, fanning into flame the gift of God’s Kingdom? 2. What fears keep you from acting courageously in your faith? How do you summon the courage given by the Holy Spirit to address those fears? 3. What good things have you learned from mentors and teachers in your life, that you have put into practice?

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