Flamekeepers: Spiritual Life Beyond Survival (Study in 2 Timothy chapter 1)
159 pages softcover, by John Juneman
What Paul left behind for Timothy is the message and focus for every Christian for all times. As we will share in chapter 1, the simple image and admonition of this letter is to "keep the flame." No matter what, stay focused on Jesus. Let Him be the consuming passion of your life, wherever you are. Whatever is happening around you, respond to Him with all your heart. Let the fire of His presence continue to burn in you. Your survival depends upon it. At all costs, keep the flame and constantly attend to the relationship with Him. This was not simply a message for Paul; it was his life. It was Jesus that carried him through his own dark and cold days in a dungeon, as He did through the multitude of incidents we read about in Acts and the epistles. In this way, 2 Timothy is both a testimony and an invitation. It is evidence that Jesus can keep the fire alive in a man’s heart in the midst of any pit. It is a call and invitation for us to keep the flame of Jesus in our lives and to help hold the light for others in these days. Wherever you find yourself today ---wherever He has placed you --- would you keep the flame with us?