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 .
I. BENEFITS OF BEING A MENTOR .
A. There is fulfillment .
B. There is joy .
C. There is strength given to our own journey.
II. BENEFITS OF BEING MENTORED .
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.