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Message in the picture:

Be kind to and patient with everyone! – Fruit of the Spirit
NOTE: the above message is taken from 2 Timothy 2: 24 (NLT)

A Word for the Day from the Word:

2 Timothy 2:23-26
23 Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. 24 A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.

25 Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. 26 Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants. (NLT)

Thought for the day

I read 2 Timothy 2:23-26 while working on the next Bible study, Faithfulness, coming soon and thought I would share it with you. This fruit of the Spirit series is bringing tests upon me from all directions. Like Christ, I have to live it to teach it. We often meet difficult people and situations, it is then that we must rely on gift of the Spirit to get us through. Avoid arguments with others who do not follow the teachings of Christ.

1 Timothy 6:3-5
3 Someone may teach something else. He may not agree with the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ. He may not teach you to live God-like lives. 4 Such a person is full of pride and knows nothing. He wastes time on questions and argues about things that are not important. This makes those he teaches jealous and they want to fight. They talk bad and have bad ideas about others. 5 Men who are not able to use their minds in the right way because of sin argue all the time. They do not have the truth. They think religion is a way to get much for themselves. (NLV)

I urge you to stay with and in God’s word, be kind to everyone and be full of patience with everyone. Blessings to you my friends in Jesus name–Tim.

Suggested links: Kindness – Be Kind | Patience

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About Bishop Tim

Born in 1952, I consider myself to be very blessed in that I have lived a very full life, with many experiences in what I consider to be the three most significant areas of life, Personal, Professional, and Spiritual. I am a fully recovered drug addict/dealer who did many things in the past that I now use to minister to others since 1977. A Vietnam era veteran, retired computer engineering executive/computer geek (web and graphics design, programmer, consultant and analyst), husband, father and grandfather, minister, amateur photographer, artist, musician, vocalist, instructor/teacher and chef... I strive to fulfill my purpose in life “liberating God’s people” with sound truth. Sound Truth Ministry has the freedom to provide the unadulterated Word of God. We have no overhead, physical building or congregation to try to please and we are not asking for money. All that we do is provided "free of charge". "Heal the sick, raise the dead to life again, heal those who have skin diseases, and force demons out of people. I give you these powers freely, so help other people freely." Matthew 10:8
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