Archive for January, 2009

And The Winners Are…

Drum roll, please ... Ladies and gentleman, the following list of individuals have successfully completed The Challenge by memorizing 26 verses in 26 days—the entire chapter of II Timothy 2! They have each demonstrated qualities of diligence, endurance, perseverance, and determination. This list...

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Congratulations!

Congratulations on the accomplishment of memorizing a significant portion of the Word of God. A great Christian leader nearing the end of his life said; "If I had it to do over again I would memorize more of God's Word." After thirty years of ministry I would say the same. Today on a pastoral...

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Concluding the Challenge!

It has been a lot of fun to join so many of you in the memorization of II Timothy 2 this month! I have been richly blessed by taking the time to meditate on God's Word, search it out, and begin applying it to my life. The daily commentaries and comments were an inspiration to me and a joy to read. Thank...

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Day 26 ~ II Timothy 2:26

Welcome to the final day of The Challenge! Our verse today is II Timothy 2:26: ~ "And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. " ~ In the preceding verses, Paul is describing to Timothy the attributes that should...

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Day 25 ~ II Timothy 2:25

Welcome to Day 25 of The Challenge! Our verse to memorize is II Timothy 2:25: ~ "In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;" ~ This entire chapter is devoted to the training of disciples....

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Day 24 ~ II Timothy 2:24

Welcome to Day 24 of The Challenge! Our verse to memorize is II Timothy 2:24: ~ "And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient," ~ In the verses surrounding this one, Paul is laying a foundation of character for anyone who is looking to be a “vessel...

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Day 23 ~ II Timothy 2:23

Welcome to Day 23 of The Challenge! Our verse to memorize is II Timothy 2:23: ~ "But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes." ~ The word "foolish" means absurd or dull. The word "unlearned" means stupid. The word "strifes"...

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Day 22 ~ II Timothy 2:22

Welcome to Day 22 of The Challenge! Our verse to memorize is II Timothy 2:22: ~ "Flee also youthful lusts, but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart" ~ In meditating on this verse the Lord reminded me that "youthful...

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Day 21 ~ II Timothy 2:21

Welcome to Day 21 of The Challenge! Our verse to memorize is II Timothy 2:21: ~ "If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work." ~ Word Meanings: Purge:...

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Day 20 ~ II Timothy 2:20

Welcome to Day 20 of The Challenge! Our verse to memorize is II Timothy 2:20: ~ "But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour." ~ As I began looking at this verse, the particular...

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