The Mentor
Philippians 1:1 KJV 1900
1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
Paul and Timothy are linked together at the opening of this Epistle. This does not mean that Timothy helped to write the Letter.
He had been with Paul when he first visited Philippi, so he was known to the saints there. Now Timothy is with Paul as the apostle opens this Letter.
Paul was now an older man (Phmn. 9), while Timothy was still quite young.
Thus youth and age were yoked together in the service of the Best of masters.
Jowett puts it nicely: “It is the union of springtime and autumn; of enthusiasm and experience; of impulse and wisdom; of tender hope and quiet and rich assurance.”
Both are described as bondservants of Jesus Christ. Both loved their Master.
The ties of Calvary bound them to the service of their Savior forever.
We are living in an interesting time in history.
For what is likely the first time in the history of the Christian church, generations aren’t worshiping together.
Mentoring is a biblical idea. Although the word “mentor” itself is never used in Scripture, the principles applied when using that terminology are found throughout the biblical text.
We see numerous examples of mentoring relationships taking place throughout the Bible. In some cases, individuals were involved in multiple mentoring relationships.
Sometimes mentoring happened on a one-to-one basis, and in other cases, mentoring took place in a group setting. However, the group was always small enough to listen to, and interact with, each individual. J
Jesus mentored 12, sometimes three and, on rare occasions, one.
Jethro mentored Moses.
Moses mentored Joshua and the elders of Israel.
Joshua mentored the other remaining leaders of his army.
Eli mentored Samuel.
Samuel mentored Saul and David.
David also mentored Solomon.
David also mentored Solomon. Solomon mentored the Queen of Sheba, who returned to her people with his wisdom in the form of Proverbs that applied God’s laws.Elijah mentored Elisha. Elisha mentored king Jehoash and others.Daniel mentored Nebuchadnezzar, who humbled himself before God.Mordecai mentored Esther. Esther mentored King Artaxerxes, which led to the liberation of God’s people.Priscilla and Aquila mentored Apollos, and this resulted in a much-improved ministry for Apollos.And finally, Jesus mentored the twelve apostles who established the Christian church. The apostles mentored hundreds of other leaders, including Paul. Paul mentored Titus, Timothy, and many others. Timothy mentored “faithful men” such as Epaphras. Epaphras and the other faithful men mentored others also, which led to a chain reaction that resulted in dozens of new churches in Asia. Ultimately, this specific mentoring chain is the beginning point of our churches today.
Elisha mentored king Jehoash and others.
Elisha mentored king Jehoash and others.
Daniel mentored Nebuchadnezzar, who humbled himself before God.
Mordecai mentored Esther.
Priscilla and Aquila mentored Apollos, and this resulted in a much-improved ministry for Apollos.
Priscilla and Aquila mentored Apollos, and this resulted in a much-improved ministry for Apollos.
Jesus mentored the twelve apostles who established the Christian church.
Apostles mentored hundreds of other leaders, including Paul.
Paul mentored Titus, Timothy, and many others.
Timothy mentored “faithful men” such as Epaphras.
​from Biblical Success – Faithlife
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Promise of God’s help in time of fear and stress: 

  • Deuteronomy 31:6: “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
  • Psalm 27:1: “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
  • Psalm 56:3-4: “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), in God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?”
  • Psalm 118:6: “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
  • Proverbs 3:25-26: “Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; for the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.”
  • Proverbs 29:25: “The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.”
  • Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

 

In the margin of your Bible next to Deuteronomy 31:6 write this reference: Psalm 27:1. Next to Psalm 27:1 write this reference: Psalm 56:3-4, and so on until you’ve created a chain of verse references about fear. That way, you don’t need to remember them all; you only need to remember the first one—Deuteronomy 31:6—and it will lead you to the rest. When you find yourself in a fearful moment, turn to Deuteronomy 31:6 and meditate through the whole chain of verses and let the Holy Spirit help you understand what’s going on in your heart and mind (according to 2 Timothy 3:16 and Hebrews 4:12).

“Unless you teach your moods ‘where to get off’ you can never be a sound Christian. . . . A creature like that is a creature dithering to and fro with its beliefs really dependent on the weather and the state of one’s own digestion.” We must not give in to feelings when we pray. We need to concentrate on what we know to be true about God.

C.S. Lewis

 

– David Jeremiah “Making Sense of It All”

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Psalm 34

from the Believers Bible Commentary:

Psalm 34: Psalm of the New Birth
The historical background of this Psalm is found in 1 Samuel 21. In his flight from Saul, David had sought refuge with the Philistine king of Gath whose name was Achish, or Abimelech, according to the heading of the Psalm. (Abimelech may have been a title rather than a personal name.) Fearing that this enemy king might kill him, David had pretended to be crazy by making marks on the doors of the gate and letting his saliva drool down over his beard. The trick worked. The king didn’t need any more madmen and so he dismissed David, who then escaped to the cave of Adullam. This episode was certainly not one of the more heroic or brilliant chapters in the psalmist’s checkered career, but he nevertheless looked back upon it as a dramatic deliverance by the Lord, and so he wrote this Psalm to celebrate that event.
Believers down through the centuries have loved Psalm 34 because it expresses so eloquently their own testimony of salvation by grace through faith in the Lord. Let’s look at the Psalm in this light.
34:1 Salvation from sin is a gift of such tremendous value that it should draw unceasing thanks from our hearts to the Giver. If we were to bless the LORD at all times, it could hardly be too much. If

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DECISIONS, DECISIONS

One of the reasons why people will go to any source for a hint of what lies ahead is because we are bombarded with decisions on a daily basis. Eric Klinger of the University of Minnesota conducted a research study that revealed that in today’s world the average person makes at least 300 decisions a day; as it is, many people make in the neighborhood of 15,000 decisions every day! The world has become so complicated that decisions are thrust upon us more than ever before. It’s no wonder people are looking for guidance.
Ronald Reagan once told a story about a decision he was asked to make as a boy. He said that his father once sent him to the cobbler to get shoes, and when he got there the shoemaker asked him, “Do you want a square toe or a round toe?” Reagan told the man that he didn’t know for sure whether he wanted square toes or round toes, but that he’d think about it and come back.
A few days later the cobbler saw him on the street where he lived and asked Reagan the same question. Again, the young Ronald said that he still didn’t know. A few weeks later, he went to pick up his shoes and found that one shoe was round-toed and the other was square-toed. And Ronald Reagan said that every time he looked at his shoes he was reminded of the fact that if you don’t make decisions for yourself, somebody else will make them for you. And he was telling the absolute truth.

Let’s use The Truth, The Authority, The Holy Word from God to make our decisions. Live Decisive…

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How it Works:

Purerox™ uses a proprietary version of Hypochlorous acid, the same thing that the body naturally produces to kill viruses. Purerox™ is made up of 99.98% water with a small amount of salt and an electrical charge. The neutral electrical charge uniquely causes Purerox™ to bind to and destroy any positive or negatively charged viruses and bacteria on surfaces and in the air.

Unlike other chemical disinfectants, Purerox™ is 100% safe to use and will not harm people, the environment or surfaces. Purerox™ is rated as a Category IV disinfectant by the EPA (safest rating) and has no harmful fumes or harsh chemicals. This allows it to be used throughout a building with no personal protection equipment and it won’t leave a toxic residue. Most Hypochlorous acid products will lose their electrical charge and effectiveness in just days, but the Purerox™ proprietary technology gives it lasting effectiveness with at least a one year shelf life.

Purerox™ Provides A Safe Solution for Now & in the Future

• 100% natural disinfectant (99.98% water) that is non-toxic, alcohol-free and non-corrosive

• Purerox™ is one of the only disinfectants in the world that is not harmful to people, animals, the environment or materials – you can use it throughout your building!

• A faster kill time means you will use far less disinfectant than others that have to be saturated for up to 10 minutes

• Kill pathogens anywhere with no toxic residue

• Save time and money by not wiping down residue from every surface or hire expensive mitigation companies. Disinfect your building in minutes instead of hours!

•Help visitors feel more comfortable attending your church, school or business.

• Remove odors from your rooms as Purerox™ kills the bacteria that cause most odors. Your rooms will smell fresh after using.

Easy to Use Anywhere

A gallon bottle of Purerox™ disinfectant used with an Electric Sprayer will last about 20 minutes and cover 2000 square feet depending on the surfaces you spray in the room.

Use this powerful solution to:

• Spray throughout your church, office, school or venue
• Disinfect and remove odors in offices, classrooms and nurseries
• Use in between church services or special events to disinfect your spaces
• Pour into a spray bottle and wipe down smaller surfaces.

Purerox™ kills the bacteria that cause most odors. Your rooms will smell fresh after using.

Currently being used to fight Covid-19 in:

• Many hospitals and premier nursing homes
• One of the world’s largest auto manufacturers
• Some premier food and beverage companies
• Large telecommunication companies
• Large and small manufacturing companies
• Government agencies
• Well known private and public schools and universities

4 Easy Steps to a Safer Church, School, or Office

Purerox™ Disinfectant Q&A

 

Is Purerox™ on the EPA List N for disinfectants to kill Covid-19?

Purerox™ by HSP iClean for Health is on the EPA List N as a disinfectant to use against Covid-19 and other pathogens. The EPA List N number is 87518-1 (hsp2O). It also has the fastest kill time of 60 seconds of any of the HOCL disinfectants on the list. This makes it easier and more effective to use than other disinfectants. You can review the EPA List N disinfectants for use against Covid-19 here:

https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2-covid-19

List N: Products with Emerging Viral Pathogens AND Human Coronavirus claims for use against SARS-CoV-2

Can the Purerox™ be used in a spray bottle?

Yes, Purerox™ can be used in a spray bottle for sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces such as door handles, restrooms, tables and other surfaces. Purerox™ is an excellent cleaner and leaves no toxic residue.

Are safety precautions needed while applying Purerox™ with a handheld Electric Sprayer?

Purerox™ is 99.98% water and all natural so no masks, gloves or goggles are needed for application. In fact, Purerox™ can be applied right before a service or event and will dry in a few minutes without any residue or chemicals. The fact that it is so safe means any staff member or volunteer can apply it.

How long will a 1 gallon container of Purerox™ last for in a Electric Sprayer?

Depending on the flow adjustment on the electric sprayer, 1 gallon will last for approximately 20 minutes and cover approximately 2000 square feet. The coverage amount will depend on what surfaces you are disinfecting in the room.

How does the Purerox™ disinfectant system save me time and money?

The Purerox™ disinfectant can be quickly applied with an electric sprayer that creates a fine mist of disinfectant that will naturally dry in a few minutes with no residue. The mist will clean hard surfaces like pews, doors, tables, floors and walls. Other disinfectants require the residue to be wiped up afterwards with a cloth. In just minutes a whole room can be disinfected that would otherwise take someone hours of doing by hand.

How often should I apply Purerox™ in my building?

This depends on how often people are in your building. Because Purerox™ is fast and easy to use, it is recommended to apply it after every church service or event where people are in your building.

Can Purerox™ damage surfaces or material?

Because Purerox™ is all natural, non-corrosive and has no chemicals, it can be used on all surfaces. It is 99.98% water, so when fogging you may want to be careful to not over saturate electronic or computer equipment.

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Encourage others through our life experiences…

There is always two layers to our story; what we see and what God is doing

It’s the pain that saves our life

God loves us too much to take away our pain, but at any other time, but the right time, and by any other way than the right way

Even if I cannot see God, He is working

When there is nothing left in the tank, our heart begins to open up, to God and others

Trust God’s timing

We have seen God work in the past,
so why cannot we trust Him now

Gen 50:20

Romans 8:28

We have been wounded, but we need to have the courage to keep going, because God is working

Temptation, deception, accusation

Disappointments lead the enemy to temp us

Stare at the temptation and we will be deceived

The accuser will tell us we will never be good enough so we will not have a testimony

Listen to those that pray for you, and keep them close. There will always be dissenters

Let our story unfold and look for the Hand of God in it

Go slow and let God work

It’s hard to plan for the future when the day is not settled

Trust is built with time and believable behavior

God won’t scold for asking why, but we need to ask what?

We will never understand the why, but we will find our answers in others testimony

Our God is good at being God, give it to Him

We don’t have to carry the weight, Let those that Love us, help us

Help others find hope in their story…

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