Getting to Know You: What is one treasured skill, quote, or memory your mother provided for you? If not your own mother, perhaps one from a mother-figure in your life.
Getting to Know the Bible:
Read Acts 16:1-5. Who all was involved in bolstering and empowering Timothy into effective ministry?
Read 2 Timothy 1:3-8. How has the faith of Christians who have gone before you in your life been a gift to you?
Read 2 Timothy 3:14-17. From the perspective of a child, recall an elder [a parent, a teacher, someone who has gone before you in the faith] from whom you've learned anything about God and the Bible. How has their teaching worked towards the purpose described in this passage?
How Do I Apply Myself to this Message:
Re-Read Acts 16:1-5. How have you [or might you have] had opportunities to serve in the various adult roles the played a part in empowering Timothy, for other youth in your life ?
Re-Read 2 Timothy 1:3-8. How have you or could you make your faith your own, not simply something you receive from the person/people who lead you to it?
Re-Read 2 Timothy 3:14-17. From the perspective of an adult within our Christian community, what does this passage say to you about the value of your spiritual investment and instruction of the children in our midst?