Thoughtful Tuesday
Preparing for Worship
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Focus Scripture
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2 Timothy 1:1-14

“I am reminded of your sincere faith, faith that is both a gift and a legacy that lived first in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice, and now lives in you.” (2 Timothy 1:5)

The church community grows because of the wisdom and nurture provided by members of the community. Each one of us can point to someone – and probably several people – who inspire and challenge us on our faith journeys. Paul points out that Timothy’s faith reminds him of the faith of Timothy’s mother and grandmother. We are heirs to a faith tradition that can strengthen us in our own walks with God.

Email or call a woman who has had a significant effect on your faith journey and tell her what this influence means to you. If she is no longer living, tell someone younger than you about her!

Gracious God,
thank you for all those
whose faith and witness
have enlightened us
and brought us closer to you.
Strengthen us by your Spirit
that we may encourage the 
faith of others.
We ask in the name of Christ,
our Redeemer
and Guide.