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Intro

A little about me.
Mauri - Student Pastor at LP Firewheel
DBU - Biblical Studies
DTS - Spring Th.M
Love making movies.
Trans. - Movie Maker STORY:
You know those really annoying people that always talk about that one thing and just can’t seem to shut up. They always talk about that one nerdy thing they love so passionately that its unbelievingly annoying. Well that’s me when it came to making videos. When I was 12 or so, I began to play with my dad’s video camera and starting making all these little videos. (Stop motion with toys, Cops videos, 006 1/2, The Bounty Hunter, etc.) I was obsessed with learning how to make them better. I wanted to be a movie director and I wanted to be the best. At 16, I would spend countless hours on Youtube watching other peoples work. I would reach out, email, and stock people I admired hoping that I would learn from them. I even dreamed of Steven Speilberg and Ridely Scott taking me on as an apprentice. I was obsessed with having people in my life take me on to SHOW ME HOW TO BE THE BEST FILM DIRECTOR.
The three things that I had at 16:
It didn’t end there. I would film the battle scenes and show my friends. Like it wasn’t enough that I was having fun, but everyone around me had to see and experience what I was. I was so passionate about what I loved that I litterally sought people out who like the same thing, so I could get new ideas. SO
Obsession - Consumption of one idea
Hunger - Desire for more
Vision - Big Picture
I knew I wanted someone to take me on to teach me how to be the best. I wanted to know HOW. And I wanted to be shown in practical way.
Have you ever been hungry and obsessed about a vision?
South Africa - Jean-Ray

Paul & Timothy

Paul
Jew & Gentile
Teacher trained in the law
Believer completely in love with Christ
An encourager
Equipped with tools
Had a vision for mission
Lived out what he said (Was not ALL TALK)
Timothy
Son of a Greek and a Jew ( Father was a Greek and mother was a believing Jew)
Followed Paul in his ministry
A believer in love with Christ
Discouraged young preacher
2 Timothy 1:6 ESV
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,
2 Timothy 1:8 ESV
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God,
2 TIM
Unequipped to do ministry (Father is a Greek… an unbeliever)
Did not learn how to walk out his faith at home with his own Father
Acts 16:1–3 ESV
Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek. He was well spoken of by the brothers at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
Embraced Paul’s strategic vision for evangelism
He was a fellow missionary associate, a fellow worker and a trusted emissary of Paul.
Followed Paul as he followed Christ

SCRIPTURE

1 & 2 Timothy - Personal letter from Paul to his friend and mentee Timothy.
1 Tim: Encouraged his young friend in ministry. Showed him how to do ministry (how to organize and lead the church)
2 Tim: The last will and testament of Paul incase Timothy didn’t make it in time while he was imprisoned.
2tim1:8
2 Timothy 1:8–14 ESV
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me. Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.
The Benefits of Timothy’s Relationship with Paul:
Encouraged
Equipped
He had a vision to follow
He had someone to model

Application

My mentors:
3 men I meet with every month
Always looking for more
Men who are invested in me
Men who fill up my cup constantly
Men who I can follow in my walk, in my ministry
My relationship with my mentors:
I can ask
They instruct
They encourage
They pray for me
They show me how
The Hold me accountable
Who
We are mere reflections of those whom we follow and model
Who are you following and modeling? Because they are pouring into you whether you like it or not.
And if we are to call ourselves followers of Jesus, how are we to

Discipling and Mentoring - Christian Wheel

Vertical (Relationship w/ God — Prayer and Word)
Horizontal (relationship w/ others — Fellowship and Witnessing)
I want those who are following me to imitate me as I imitate Christ.
Like we know we are to be like Jesus and follow Jesus, BUT HOW?! How can I love like Christ how can I be joyful in all things? How can I live my life in the midst of all this crap?!
The answer lies in those men and women that you model who have been fighting the good fight longer than you and I have.
Everyone needs a mentor to disciple them.
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