Stir Up the Gift

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

  1. Faith of Our Forefathers
  2. Specific Stories of Faith
  3. Specific People of Faith
  4. Passing the Faith Along

II.  Steps to Godly Excellence

  1. Remember
  2. Stir Up the Gift
  3. Spiritual Leadership
  4. No Fear
    • Power
    • Love
    • Sound Mind

Takeaway Thoughts

  • 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!

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