2 Timothy 1:1–2 (NASB95)
Timothy Charged to Guard His Trust
1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life in Christ Jesus,
2 To Timothy, my beloved son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
Live a Reproducing life!
Psalm 145:4 (NASB95)
4 One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.
Genesis 1:11-12, 26-28
Genesis 1:11–12 (NASB95)
11 Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so.
12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:26–28 (NASB95)
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
2. Live your life in such away that people are IMPACTED by you.
Psalm 139:13–16 (NASB95)
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.
Hebrews 5:14–6:2 (NASB95)
14 But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.
The Peril of Falling Away
6: 1 Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
2 of instruction about washings and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment.
1. Have INTEGRITY and trust with people.
2. NURTURE people.
3. Have FAITH in people..
Romans 4:17 (NASB95)
17 (as it is written, “A father of many nations have I made you”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.
4. LISTEN to people.
5. UNDERSTAND them.
6. ENLARGE people.
7. NAVIGATE with people.
8. CONNECT with people.
9. EMPOWER people.
10. REPRODUCE yourself in them.