February 9, 2014
When Paul commended Timothy for his “sincere faith,” what did he mean? Alistair Begg emphasizes that faith is not about simply giving mental assent to facts. Rather, faith is a certainty in the promises of God and a commitment to the one who made them. Such sincere faith isn’t something we can manifest ourselves; it is only made possible through God’s initiative-taking grace and is grounded in Jesus. Do you have that kind of faith?
5I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. 6For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
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