Leaders Retreat Devotion

29 Mar

Hey All!,

These are some ‘notes’ that were taken from the devotion time that we had on the weekend at our leaders retreat.

I thought I’d share with all of you what God has shown us through His word. In Timothy 2:1-14


2 Timothy 2:1-14

Context Letter from Paul to Timothy who was pasturing the church who (Tim was young) instructions to how to be a pastor to the church amidst tough times.

V1 strengthen by grace in Christ.

V2 Keep training worthy leaders up.

Loves this passage, starts with the grace of Christ, this is the beginning point, salvation and grace from Christ Jesus.

Trust these things to faithful men

Teacher

  • Entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others too (trust and accountability
  • James 3:1 Teachers will be judged more strictly

Soldier

  • Fighting in a war (Spiritual Battle)
  • Bear the burden of it until the work is done
  • Sharing in the suffering for the sake of the mission
  • Mission –v10
  • Follow your leader, emulate Jesus
  • Jesus commanding officer, so we obey him.
  • Not to be entangled in civilian affairs.
    • Tasks to be undertaken and progression

Athlete

  • Compete according to the rules
    • Rules require us to do things a certain way
    • Play within confines of the game
    • Rules are God’s mission
  • Crown 4:6-8
  • Athlete has support around them
  • Eyes on the prize
  • Practice what you preach, leading people to get crown of righteousness that we are also seeking after.

Farmer

  • Times of preparation of the soil
    • Sow the seeds
    • Water
    • Harvest
  • Preparation , fighting with the elements, time and elements, knowledgeable and learn from experience.
  • Persistence will be rewarded.
  • God makes the plant grow.
  • Process takes time, depending on what type of tree.

They are a bit disjointed, but ask your cell leader if you have any questions 🙂

Remember NO youth group this Friday as it is Easter Friday

There will be a combined Church Service in the Chapel @ 10:30am. See you all there!

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2 Responses to “Leaders Retreat Devotion”

  1. Alan Nguy March 31, 2010 at 8:46 AM #

    Great entry Dietrich!I've tidy up the layout of the Blog a bit.What do you think.

  2. Ritzy April 5, 2010 at 12:29 PM #

    LOOKS really good!

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