Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 6, 2019
“World Communion Sunday: A Faith That Lived First”
Text: 2 Timothy 1:1-14
Synopsis: Paul writes to Timothy encouraging him to keep the faith which was first passed on to him by his grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice. The faith which grants us a spirit not of cowardice but of power, love, and self-discipline, is the same faith passed down from Jesus to the Apostles, to Timothy’s grandmother, all the way to all 2 billion Christians around the world today. In this faith, we are all the family of God gathered around one global table of fellowship and community. The faith which strengthens us is a gift that lived first in the countless faithful people who have loved and lived for good and for God since Christ rose from the dead.
Keywords: Jesus, unity, Kingdom of God, communion, global church, family of God, inclusion, peace, community
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