Studying Scripture Together: Favorite Verse

We are continuing this week with posting our Members’ favorite bible verses as well as a random fact about them. Our hope is that this will not only help us read & learn scripture together, but allow us to connect with each other. If you would like to participate, please email Stephen Terry at

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Name: Josh Lauer

Random Fact: I spent 5 years doing Molecular Biology research before pursuing college coaching

My Favorite Verse: The King James version of 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

This is my favorite verse because it constantly reminds me that God has equipped us to handle everything that the world tries to throw at us.  A lot of other translations use the term "self-discipline" instead of "sound mind"…  I like "sound mind" because i think it encompasses both self-discipline and also alludes to elements of mental peace and clarity.

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