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Thinking about it:


Moms are Moms because they have offspring (No duh! Right?)… However, there is one type of “offspring” that we ALL are not only CAPABLE of producing, but CALLED  to produce. We are called to “reproduce” or “multiply” our faith in the lives of others, to influence them to “re-birth” by the Holy Spirit and into maturity as disciples.


                                Oxford: relating to or capable of production or reproduction

                                Webster: (biology) of or relating to the production of offspring

Read: II Timothy 1:3-5

  • How do we see the idea of “generative faith” in this passage?
  • How did Paul benefit from generative faith?
    • But Paul’s ancestors did not have Jesus to believe in, right?
      • How do you think his faithful ancestors influenced his service of God before and after he met Christ?
  • What was the key for Lois passing on sincere faith to Eunice?
  • What was the key for Eunice passing it on to Timothy?
  • What would be key for Timothy to pass his faith on to others?

Read: John 3:6

  • No matter how well we live out our sincere faith that lives in us, what is necessary for those we love to come to their own sincere faith in Jesus for salvation?
  • So, why is it important for us to live it out as best we can and continue to grow in how we live it out?
  • Galatians 5:7-8
  • Matthew 16:23
  • Malachi 2:8
  • I John 2:10
  • Titus 2:7
  • Ephesians 5:1-2
  • II Corinthians 3:2-3

“…you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God…

PRAY: Thank God for the person(s) who by their “generative faith” influenced you to be born of the Spirit yourself! Who needs you to influence them? Pray for the Holy Spirit to strengthen the sincere faith that lives in you and to use it to influence those you know and love to come to faith, too!