Cross thoughts: Christian ideas seen in Sudanese every day life.
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth”,
2 Timothy 2:15.
A good life begins with studies. University choices determine which careers later open to the student.
It is important for the Christian to know, understand and apply the Scripture as his or her prime guide for life.
As a young man, Timothy was reminded by the older Paul, to always have a living and sincere faith, 1:5.
He was to stir into action the gifts God had given him, 1:6.
He was to keep speaking boldly about Jesus even when this brought him trouble, 1:8.
He was to know, to observe and to defend the truths he had been taught,
I remember several times in my life when God reminded me to use the present time and get ready for the future service He had in mind for me.
As a child I memorised Bible verses and Bible stories from Sunday School.
As a late teenager I was called to study in a small Australian Bible College. I worked hard and saved up the money for my fees, board and lodging before I left England to study there. I took every chance I was given to preach or to testify.
As a mature pastor I studied the Bible regularly, book by book, topic by topic, to be able to share with my congregations the lessons God himself had taught to me. I still study now in my semi-retirement.
“Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David.
This is my gospel”. 1 Timothy 2:5.