1. Follow God ordained authorities & mentors in your life    II TIMOTHY 3:10-13
    1. The godly adults in the home God placed you     Ephesians 6:1-4;  Colossians 3:20;  II Timothy 1:5;  Proverbs 22:6;  Ecclesiastes 12:1;  Luke 2:40, 51-52
    2. The godly shepherds, teachers & mentors in God’s church
    3. Expect persecutions & wickedness to get worse
  2. Let God’s Word prepare you for the days ahead now    II TIMOTHY 3:14-17
    1. Continue in what you know to be true from God
    2. Continue in your benefit from God’s Word to you
    3. Continue in spiritual growth for maturity & service to God
  3. Do God’s will for your life in good works for His glory    II TIMOTHY 3:17
    1. Grow the ways God has said He wants for His children     I Peter 2:1-5;  II Peter 3:17-18
    2. Let yourself be equipped by God’s Word & church     Ephesians 4:11-16
    3. Do what you were created to do for His glory     Ephesians 2:1-10
      1. Physically created with gifts & abilities for making a difference in living life
      2. Spiritually created in Christ by Salvation unto good works in serving the Lord
  • Action Points:
    • Are you obeying god’s Word & will regarding your benefit of God ordained authorities in your life?
    • What can you do this week to better prepare yourself  to be ready for worse days ahead?
    • Whaat can you do this week to be the influence God wants His children to be in this wicked world?