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This series is about relationships that are indispensable; that is: critical, of great value

Sunday Morning Worship
January 6, 2013
Series: “Indispensable Relationships”
Today: “A Mentoring Relationship”

Scripture:  2 Timothy 1:1-7 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.  4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.  5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Intro:  This series is about relationships that are      indispensable      , critical, of great value.

A.  The      mentoring       relationship is an indispensible

B.  Mentoring is good for both the     mentor      and the       mentored      .


A.  There is      fulfillment      .

B.  There is       joy      .

C.  There is       strength        given to our own journey.


A.  You can skip a few grades in the “       school of hard knocks        .”

B.  You can avoid the pitfalls of       isolation       .

C.  You can benefit from       powerful prayers       .

Matthew 18:19 “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.

Conclusion:  How do we get into a mentoring relationship?

A.  It must start with much       prayer       .

B.       Examine        and        discern        the relationships around you.

C.  Let a      pastor        know your desires.