onsdag 1. mars 2017

The charge piece by piece

When our children were small we used to cut a slice of bread into small pieces for several reasons. Firstly, it was easier for them to put the small pieces in the mouth. Secondly, they ate more bread because it was some topping on each piece. When we gave them a full slice, they would eat the topping first and leave the bread alone.

Today I will attempt do the same with the charge Paul gave to Timothy in order not to miss any nourishment. The charge is actually a summary of the mission:

Preach the word - because the Word is Jesus (1)
be prepared in season and out of season – because the Word is a support both on the good and bad days (2)
correct – because the Word is truth (3)
rebuke – because the Word is like a two-edged sword (4)
and encourage – because the Word is full of grace (5)
with great patience – because the Word gives patience (6)
and careful instruction – because the Word is 'sound doctrine' (7)
2 Tim 4:2
‘Manna’ for today:
The Word is complete but can be digested in small pieces
* OK - it seemed to work - occasionally ..... (sorry Silje)
(1) John 1:1
(2) Matt 28:20
(3) John 14:6
(4) Hebrews 4:12
(5) John 1:14
(6) Rom 15:4
(7) 2 Timothy 4:3

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