Friends in Christ

Home

Weekly Messages About Us Spiritual Practice Handouts
Facebook logo Friends in Christ on Facebook

Site Map

Contact Us

PicoSearch


Search this site



Friends in Christ Weekly Message
September 25, 2010

     Lust for money brings trouble and nothing but trouble. Going down that path, some lose their footing in the faith completely and live to regret it bitterly ever after.
     But you, Timothy, man of God: Run for your life from all this. Pursue a righteous life - a life of wonder, faith, love, steadiness, courtesy. Run hard and fast in the faith. Seize the eternal life, the life you were called to, the life you so fervently embraced in the presence of so many witnesses.

1 Timothy 6:10-12 (Message*)

In our society, we are taught to strive to be successful in worldly terms - large income, big house, prestigious car, etc. We are flooded with advertisements which tell us that we can have happiness by owning things. If we follow this siren call, we can lose our footing in the faith. This will not bring happiness, but bitterness.

We are to run from the false gods the world presents and instead pursue a righteous life. We are to seize the eternal life here and now. This isn't the boring, humdrum life some skeptics suspect. It is the joyous life of abundance that our Lord promised - an abundance which is not dependent on how much we have materially.

Bill Samuel

* The Message version ©1993-2002 by Eugene H. Peterson.

©2010 Friends in Christ, Inc.

Previous Message

Go to previous message
Chronological list of messages
List of messages by scriptural references
Next Message

Go to next message

Friends in Christ, Inc.
701 King Farm Blvd. #134
Rockville, MD 20850-6168
E-mail fic@friendsinchrist.net

To subscribe to our weekly email messages, go to:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/fic-messages/join

Home . Weekly Message . Bible Study groups . Site Map
Values . Who We Are . What People Say About Us
Open Worship . Using the Bible. Silence
Jesus Prayer . St. Patrick's Breastplate
Contact Us . Support Us

Google
 
Web www.friendsinchrist.net
Document last modified on Saturday, 02-Oct-2010 20:38:39 EDT