NOTES FROM A SERMON PRESENTED BY DR. GREG SLOOP AT THE KANNAPOLIS CHURCH OF GOD ON SUNDAY, March 3, 2019 IN THE 10:30 AM SERVICE. FOR VIDEO OF SERVICES, GO TO THE CHURCH WEBSITE, HTTP://WWW.KCOG.ORG, AND CLICK ON THE LIVESTREAM LINK FOR A REPLAY OF THE SERVICES. FOR AUDIO OF THE SERVICES, GO THE THE WEBSITE AND CLICK ON THE MEDIA PAGE.
2 Timothy 1:3–7 (NKJV)
3 I thank God, 1whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day, 4 greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy, 5 2when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in 3your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and 4I am persuaded is in you also. 6 Therefore I 1remind you to 2stir up the gift of God which is in you 3through the laying on of my hands. 7 For 4God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
I. The Power of Spiritual Heritage
- Faith of Our Forefathers
- Specific Stories of Faith
- Specific People of Faith
- Passing the Faith Along
II. Steps to Godly Excellence
- Stir Up the Gift
- Spiritual Leadership
- No Fear
- Sound Mind
- You have been given a gift to use for the Lord
- Big or small, it is important to the fulfillment of God’s plan
- Stir it up!
- Live in faith, not fear, for God has given you a gift!