What spiritual battles are you facing? Whatever is plaguing us--inner struggles, temptations, spiritual harassment, or opposition to the gospel--we can win our spiritual battles because in Christ, we don't just survive. We excel.
Will we allow the obstacles and difficulties of our daily Christian lives to overcome us, or will we fight to win the victory over them? The principles that Paul passed to Timothy armed him for victory, and they can arm us, too. Victory is possible because God makes it possible.
In this study on 2 Timothy you will find:
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An Arsenal for Victory
What songs do you like to listen to again and again? Is there a song you play when you're feeling down? I have a couple of playlists on my computer that I play when I need a good pick-me-up song. The playlists include: By Your Side (Tenth Avenue North), Shout to the Lord (Darlene Zschech), The Prayer (Josh Groban and Angie Stone), and My Help Comes from the Lord (The Museum). These songs are a part of my musical "arsenal," that I use to fight back thoughts of worry and feelings of depression. They remind me that God is great, I can trust Him, and He has a plan.
What about Scripture? Do you have a Scriptural arsenal that you use to defeat negative thoughts that Satan shoots through your mind? When fear threatens to stop you in your tracks, when doubts cause you to worry, when Satan tempts you to give up, what Scriptures do you run to?
I run to 2 Timothy. It is a book that I can pick up again and again and find truths to calm my heart, promises to empower my spirit, and encouragement to go get 'em. I want to share those truths and promises with you.
My book, 2 Timothy: Winning the Victory, is all about how to win the spiritual battles of life and ministry. It shows from 2 Timothy how God's children can win their spiritual struggles and make a difference in the world around them. God has used the four chapters of this short book of the Bible to show me over 275 principles of victory. The apostle Paul first passed the principles of victory to Timothy, his son in the faith. Now they have been passed to us.
Whatever victory you need today--over a personal struggle, temptation, or spiritual harassment--turn to God and His Word for help. In Jesus, we find the power to defeat every foe. He equips us with the wisdom, power, and strategy to win the victory. Let 2 Timothy have a special place in your Scriptural arsenal, and remember--victory is possible because God makes it possible. In Christ, we don't just survive. We excel.
Katy Kauffman is a co-founder of Lighthouse Bible Studies, a ministry which seeks to connect people to God through His Word. She graduated from Luther Rice Seminary with a BA in Religion, and she has taught the Bible to women and teens.
Katy has seen in her ministry experiences at home and abroad that every person has the same need for God and His Word, and the same desire to be loved. She teaches and writes to enrich women's understanding of Scripture and to inspire them to experience the life God has for them. Katy wants to help women to know God on a personal level and love Him more each day; to flourish in God's love, walk in His joy, and rest in His peace; and to overcome the obstacles of the Christian life and live victoriously.
Katy enjoys scrapbooking, learning to play the guitar, and spending time with family and friends. She makes her home in a cozy suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.
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