Luke 2:36-38, New Living Translation
36 Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; 37 and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. 38 And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
I. She worked at ___________________ her faith. (vs. 37)
A. Three spiritual disciplines—worshipping, fasting, ________________.
B. Models of ________________ in the New Testament -
C. Three things are needed to develop our ____________ as Anna did:
II. She worked at ________________ her faith. (vs. 38)
A. The simple description of sharing the Gospel. (Acts 5:42)
Acts 16:1-5, New Living Translation
Paul’s Second Missionary Journey
Paul went first to Derbe and then to Lystra, where there was a young disciple named Timothy. His mother was a Jewish believer, but his father was a Greek. 2 Timothy was well thought of by the believers* in Lystra and Iconium, 3 so Paul wanted him to join them on their journey. In deference to the Jews of the area, he arranged for Timothy to be circumcised before they left, for everyone knew that his father was a Greek. 4 Then they went from town to town, instructing the believers to follow the decisions made by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem. 5 So the churches were strengthened in their faith and grew larger every day.
“Timothy: Companion to Paul”
I. Paul’s assistant. (Acts 16:1-5)
II. Paul’s messenger. (Philippians 2:19-20)
A. Two special qualities of Timothy.
1. Eminently ____________________. (II Timothy 3:15)
2. His ____________________. (vs. 20)
B. Motives of other Christians at Rome. (Philippians 2:21)
1. More concerned with ______________ instead of __________.
2. More concerned with the ________ way instead of ___________ way.
III. Paul’s colleague. (I Timothy 1:1-3)
A. ________________ - deliverer. (God)
B. ________ - certainty; confidence. (Jesus)
C. ________ - God’s attitude toward the distressed.
IV. Paul’s special friend. (II Timothy 1:3-5)
A. ________ - not things, but people. (vs. 4)
B. Timothy’s legacy of ____________. (vs. 5)