2 Timothy 1:3-7
I thank God, whom I serve from my
forefathers with pure conscience,
that without ceasing I have
remembrance of thee in my prayers
night and day;
Greatly desiring to see thee, being
mindful of thy tears, that I may be
filled with joy
When I call to remembrance the
unfeigned faith that is in thee, which
dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois,
and thy mother Eunice; and I am
persuaded that in thee also.
Wherefore I put thee in remembrance
that thou stir up the gift of God, which
is in thee by the putting on of my hands
For God hath not given us the spirit
of fear; but of power, and of love, and
of a sound mind.
Ginadumdom ko man ang imo tunay nga
pagtuo, ang pagtuo nga iya man anay sang
imo lola nga si Loida , kag sang imo iloy
nga si Eunice. Pat-od gid ako nga amo
man ini ang imo pagtuo.
– is usually associated with material
possessions, but there is another kind
of legacy that’s even more valuable.
– Although it can’t be seen, counted, or
measured, a spiritual inheritance is
the most priceless gift you can pass on
to your children and grandchildren.
• It is imparted over the course of a lifetime
when adults use godly words and display
• But remember, you cannot give what you
do not have.
• This is why both parents and
grandparents are responsible for
developing their own spiritual lives first.
• The apostle Timothy is a wonderful
example of someone who was blessed
with such a treasure.
• When he was young, his mother
and grandmother shared their faith
and knowledge of Scripture with
• Because of it, he had a firm
foundation to stand on when he
was called into ministry.
Components of a Spiritual
There are many spiritual
treasures you can leave to your
children that will have a lasting
impact on their lives.
You can instill:
1. A Desire to Follow Jesus
Although you can’t pass on
salvation, your desire for the
Lord is contagious.
When your children experience
the joy you feel when you talk
about Christ, they’ll also become
interested in Him.
Their interest in Christ comes
from watching and seeing that
He is the center of your life.
2. A Reverence for God’s
No other book in the world can
match the Bible, and parents
have the responsibility to share it
with their children.
Let them see you reading the
Word so they know how
important it is.
Be sure to give them Bibles and
read to them regularly.
As your children grow, challenge
them to search God’s Word for
3. An Understanding of how
to Listen to the Lord
The most important thing in life
is to learn how to listen to God.
He can’t be perceived by our
physical senses, so children must
be taught to listen with their
Instruct them to ask the Lord for
direction and wait for answers.
When they think the Lord has
spoken, help them discern if
what they heard is consistent
with God’s Word.
4. A Pattern of Obedience
Since kids follow our examples
more easily than our words, the
best way to teach obedience is by
This means we must let them
know when our actions are done
out of submission to God
It also requires we admit
mistakes and explain why it was
wrong for us not to follow the
5. A Faith that Conquers
the Trials of Life
• Although we want to protect
children from adult worries, we also
need to let them know some of our
struggles so they can see how we
trust the Lord in hard times.
6. A Forgiving Heart
Like all the other benefits of a
spiritual heritage, this difficult one
must be taught by example.
Our children need to witness a
forgiving response from us when
Christ holds nothing against us, so
we don’t have a right to do it either.
7. An Orderly Lifestyle
One of our jobs as parents is to
provide disciplined lives for our
Since they learn how to handle
responsibilities from us, it is
important that we demonstrate
self-control in our actions,
finances, diets, and schedules
8. A Servant's Spirit
A willingness to serve others is a
valuable quality that will benefit
children throughout their lives.
It’s up to us as adults to model
this characteristic for them by
unselfishly putting others first.
Children will learn to imitate our
9. A Generous Hand
Every child enters this world
bent away from God.
As parents, we have a
responsibility to teach them
generosity because it won’t come
When they see us freely sharing
our money, possessions, and
time, they’ll understand the joy
of giving and how God is always
faithful to provide for those who
are charitable towards others
10. Sincere Love
All children need to feel loved.
As they experience our genuine,
unconditional affection, they’ll
learn to give it to others.
This kind of devotion is not
demonstrated by the things we
give them but by pouring our
lives into theirs
We provide a spiritual
inheritance to children in three
Most importantly, we do so by
the pattern of our own lives.
Secondly, we pass on the
principles that govern our lives to
That’s why it’s our responsibility
to explain the Biblical truths we
believe and follow.
And finally, we provide a
spiritual legacy through the
power of our words as we
interact daily with our children.