Standing your ground, Jesus style #podcast


Last weekend’s sermon was on 2 Timothy 4 where Paul gives Timothy advice for how to handle “itchy” people who jump ship and find another teacher whenever they hear anything they don’t like. Paul tells Timothy to “teach with the utmost patience,” which means both that he can’t cave to the whims of the people but also that he won’t let them provoke him to anger. This stance could be called “Standing your ground, Jesus style,” and nobody in the past week better embodied how Paul tells Timothy to be last week than Antoinette Tuff, the school clerk who talked potential school shooter Michael Hill into putting down his gun and surrendering to police.

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