Powered by 4 - March 16, 2016

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Today's reading: I Timothy 1:1-11

We'll be spending the next couple of weeks considering the letters the apostle Paul wrote to his younger counterpart, Timothy. As we begin reading in 1 Timothy, Paul, who is no longer with Timothy, is charging Timothy to be on the alert for false teaching as he works alongside other believers and helps to establish the church at Ephesus.

Paul was a mighty force for Christ as he preached the Gospel and helped start churches across the land. But he wasn’t a "lone wolf." He had a network of godly friends who helped him in many different ways. So as I began reading today, God impressed on my heart the importance of the godly relationships like the one between Paul and Timothy. Paul was Timothy's spiritual teacher and mentor, the two were coworkers and there was a strong bond of friendship between them. We would all do well to have at least one relationship like the one we see between these two men.

On a scale from 1-10, how important would you say it is to have Christian friends, and why? How have you benefited from: Having a godly mentor or being one? Having Christian friends? Working together with other believers to accomplish a project or task? Tami

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