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Fan Into Flames the Gift
2 Timothy 1:3-7
Central idea : Because we have been given faith and a spirit of power, we need to feed and grow our spiritual gifts.
Published June 1st, 2012
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Central idea : Because we have been given faith and a spirit of power, we need to feed and grow our spiritual gifts. Paul thanks God when he is reminded of two things about Timothy: His tears (v4): Paul thanks God for Timothy's presence and the joy that brings, and wishes to be with him again. His faith (v5-7): Paul thanks God for the sincere faith that Timothy has been in his family (first in his mother and grandmother, and then in him). Paul charges Timothy to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave him, and gives two reasons why: Because of geniune and strong faith (v. 5) Because of the spirit God has given us: power, love, self-control (v. 7) While this letter is written specifically to Timothy, I believe the audience is more broadly Christ's church, so I believe we can read 2 Timothy 1:3-7 and put ourselves in Timothy's place. Observations: Paul is praying for Timothy (his spiritual child) constantly (night and day). [v. 3b] When we respond out of fear or timidity, we know that that is not God given (v. 7) Paul clarifies which God he is thanking: the God he serves, and the God his ancestors (Jewish heritage) served. He also makes a heritage linkage for Timothy in 5b: the faith that was in Timothy's grandmother and mother and now is in him (Gentile heritage). Cross reference for v. 4: Phillipians 1:8: "For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus." Paul loved his spiritual children with the affection of, or reflecting the affection of, Jesus. Cross reference for v. 5: 1 Tim. 1:5: "The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith ." Cross reference for v. 6: 1 Tim. 4:14: "Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you." It is clear from this passage how much God has given us: Faith (v. 5) Spirit of power, love, and self control (v. 7); an example that we have in Christ A spiritual gift (v. 6) In verse 6, "spirit not of fear": under the law, there is fear, but under the spirit of "power and love and self-control" given through grace, there is freedom. Questions Do you know what your spiritual gift is? It is clear that God has given us gifts! If we are being commanded to not neglect our gift, that has the implication that we have gifts. Isn't it amazing that Christ would give us gifts to use in service for Him, that we get to be a part of serving where we are talented and to have joy come from that?! What does it mean to "fan into flames" a spiritual gift? Tend to a fire: feed, blow, keep roaring Even when the flames aren't big, there are still the coals: we need to build the foundation so if the flames do die down, we still have a foundation smoldering. What's the implication of the spiritual gift coming as a result of the laying on of hands? What's the implication of serving God with a clear conscience? (v. 3)
10000000085971 85971 Notes 2011-08-04 09:35:17 2011-08-09 23:34:48 Central idea : Because we have been given faith and a spirit of power, we need to feed and grow our spiritual gifts. Paul thanks God when he is reminded of two things about Timothy: His tears (v4): Paul thanks God for Timothy's presence and the joy that brings, and wishes to be with him again. His faith (v5-7): Paul thanks God for the sincere faith that Timothy has been in his family (first in his mother and grandmother, and then in him). Paul charges Timothy to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave him, and gives two reasons why: Because of geniune and strong faith (v. 5) Because of the spirit God has given us: power, love, self-control (v. 7) While this letter is written specifically to Timothy, I believe the audience is more broadly Christ's church, so I believe we can read 2 Timothy 1:3-7 and put ourselves in Timothy's place. Observations: Paul is praying for Timothy (his spiritual child) constantly (night and day). [v. 3b] When we respond out of fear or timidity, we know that that is not God given (v. 7) Paul clarifies which God he is thanking: the God he serves, and the God his ancestors (Jewish heritage) served. He also makes a heritage linkage for Timothy in 5b: the faith that was in Timothy's grandmother and mother and now is in him (Gentile heritage). Cross reference for v. 4: Phillipians 1:8: "For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus." Paul loved his spiritual children with the affection of, or reflecting the affection of, Jesus. Cross reference for v. 5: 1 Tim. 1:5: "The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith ." Cross reference for v. 6: 1 Tim. 4:14: "Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you." It is clear from this passage how much God has given us: Faith (v. 5) Spirit of power, love, and self control (v. 7); an example that we have in Christ A spiritual gift (v. 6) In verse 6, "spirit not of fear": under the law, there is fear, but under the spirit of "power and love and self-control" given through grace, there is freedom. Questions Do you know what your spiritual gift is? It is clear that God has given us gifts! If we are being commanded to not neglect our gift, that has the implication that we have gifts. Isn't it amazing that Christ would give us gifts to use in service for Him, that we get to be a part of serving where we are talented and to have joy come from that?! What does it mean to "fan into flames" a spiritual gift? Tend to a fire: feed, blow, keep roaring Even when the flames aren't big, there are still the coals: we need to build the foundation so if the flames do die down, we still have a foundation smoldering. What's the implication of the spiritual gift coming as a result of the laying on of hands? What's the implication of serving God with a clear conscience? (v. 3) notes
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I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience,
as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.
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As I remember your tears,
I long to see you,
that I may be filled with joy.
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I am reminded of your sincere faith,
a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice
and now, I am sure, [a faith] that dwells in you as well.
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For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God,
which is in you
through the laying on of my hands,
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for God gave us a spirit not of fear
but of power and love and self-control.
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10000000085971 85971 Arc 2011-08-04 09:35:17 2011-08-09 23:34:48 editing 2 Timothy 1 3 1 7 2 Timothy 1:3-7 55 NT esv i620816 i620817 i620803 I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, i620804 as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. temporal 1 i620818 i620819 i620805 As I remember your tears, i620820 i620806 I long to see you, i620807 that I may be filled with joy. actionpurpose 2 temporal 1 1 i620821 i620822 i620808 I am reminded of your sincere faith, i620823 i620809 a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice i620810 and now, I am sure, [a faith] that dwells in you as well. progression ideaexplanation 1 i620824 i620811 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, i620825 i620812 which is in you i620813 through the laying on of my hands, actionmanner 1 ideaexplanation 1 i620826 i620814 for God gave us a spirit not of fear i620815 but of power and love and self-control. negativepositive 2 bilateral 1 series ideaexplanation 1 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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