Faith that is Kept

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

When Paul tells Timothy that he has kept the faith, ask yourself, “kept for what?” Now picture the Olympic games being played today in Rio de Janeiro just as they were played in Greece in the time of the early church. At the very beginning of the games the Olympic torch is lit from a flame carried by one of the runners. Just as each torch bearer passes the living fire on until the torch is lit, so Paul prepares Timothy for the next leg of the race. Paul has run his part of   the relay and he extends the torch to Timothy with the eternal flame of faith. “I have kept the faith! It is trusted to you now. Keep the fire burning!”

Author: pastorpete51

My wife and I serve as members of a worship team at a multicultural church. Our members are from Brazil, Nepal and the U.S.. Because of the many languages and cultures in our local body we face unique challenges, such as how many songs will we do in English today? What new songs can we use in either language that are simple enough for the people to sing. The songs, the devotions and insights here are a small portion of some of the ways God is leading us as we push towards the goal. I pray that these will be both a blessing and an encouragement for those of you who may pass by Praise 2 Worship.

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