How to Pass Down the Faith
2 Timothy 1:1-7
One of our greatest desires as Christians is that our loved ones come to faith in the Savior. Although we can’t believe for anyone else, there are steps we can take to impact their lives for Christ.
Tell them about Jesus. People may be drawn to Christ by our example, but to be saved, they must hear and understand the gospel (Rom. 10:13-15).
Share basic principles from the Bible. Pass along the spiritual lessons you have learned about God. For example, share with others that the heavenly Father provides for His children’s needs (Phil. 4:19), guides with His Word (Psalm 119:105), and enables those in Christ to live righteously and obediently (John 15:4-5).
Model trust in God with your lifestyle. If you are characterized by peace, joy, and contentment in the midst of hardship or suffering, your example will speak volumes to those around you. Words and actions demonstrate that your faith is genuine and that Christ truly can transform lives.
My grandfather was the one who influenced me. I remember thinking that if God could love and care for him, He could probably take care of me, too. Don’t you want your character to leave others with that same confidence in the Lord?
Bible in One Year: 2 Corinthians 1-4
From In Touch Ministries with Dr. Charles Stanley