Here and Now devo Nov 19
by David Joynt on November 19, 2022
2 TIMOTHY 2:1-2 | 1You then, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well.
At baptisms, the congregation and parents both make promises. These vows bind everyone to nurture the faith development of children and youth, here and now, and into the future beyond. Congregations provide education and nurture through relationships with leaders, mentors, and via events, materials, and programs. Parents take on the monumental tasks of day-to-day provision and emotional care. This family/church partnership is a huge blessing for parents and faith communities. Every parent and every child needs encouragement to sustain and develop their faith. Every church needs families to provide an intergenerational aspect to their shared life. Together families and churches create a pattern of growth and learning across the age span.
How has your family been blessed by a church or churches?
How have you blessed a church?
Notice Paul wants Timothy to look for other Timothy's!