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Facing Disciplines of Leadership

(2 Timothy 2:1-6, 15-26)

Lesson 8 -- third quarter 2010
July 25, 2010

by Mark Roth
© Copyright 2010

Introductory questions to chew

What do I know about being strong in grace?

How are the affairs of this life affecting me?

Who is enjoying the fruits of my life?

Am I exerting myself to stand approved before God?

"Depart from iniquity" -- How do I purpose to do that today?

Of what do I need to purge myself?

In my fleeing and following, am I doing so "with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart"?

Why should I be gentle and meek toward others?

Do I consider myself at risk of the devil's snare?

I Am at War

A friend's nephew died in Iraq, a casualty of war, found by a sniper's bullet. He died in Iraq because he lived in Iraq. How simple is that? Very simple. Yet profound, I suspect.

Anyway, my thoughts wandered that little bit, connecting "real life" with this Scripture:

"No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier" (2 Timothy 2:4).

I wonder if the opposite is true: No man entangled in the affairs of this life warreth; thus he fails to please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

Am I at war?

What kind of a warrior am I?

How focused am I on the mission?

Do the affairs of this life entangle me?

Is my Commander pleased with me?

This concludes my comments based on the alternate lesson developed by Christian Light Publications. To read my comments on the passage for the International Bible Study, click here: Finding Strength in God's Faithfulness.

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