Friday, February 26, 2010

Pass it on

TODAY’S SPECIAL: 2 Timothy 2:1-13

TO CHEW ON: “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2

Who are the people in your life who have taught you the Gospel? There are many on my list – from family members to big name preachers and authors who don’t have a clue that their words and lives touched mine.

In our focus verse today Paul instructs Timothy to pass on the words he (Paul) passed on him, to more faithful men. They, in turn, will teach others and so the Gospel will spread while it is also preserved authentic and free from corruption.

Paul’s instructions to Timothy in this regard span the whole book. In other places when talking about communicating the Gospel Paul says:
1. Share it fearlessly (1:8).
2. Guard its integrity (1:13-14).
3. Learn from the goal-oriented soldier (2:3-4), the disciplined athlete (2:5) and the hard-working farmer (2:6).
4. Be prepared to share it any time and in whatever manner (convince, rebuke, exhort, teach – 4:2).

Have you taken your place in the line of those who are passing on the Gospel? There are a myriad of ways you can do this:

  • Read Bible stories to your children or grandchildren.
  • Share your life of faith with family members and friends (in modern ways too, like on Facebook).
  • Teach a Bible study at your church or in your neighborhood.
  • Talk about what God is teaching you in letters and emails.
  • Write a blog about what you’re learning through the Bible and the teaching of others.
  • Recommend Christian books that have been meaningful to you. Give them as gifts.
  • Tell your friends about Christian TV programs or internet sites or podcasts that teach you the Gospel.

Can you think of more?

PRAYER: Dear God, thank You for those who have taught me about you. Help me to pass this good news on to others. Amen.

MORE: Steve Green sings “Find Us Faithful”


  1. Hmmm. I have read that verse many times, but have never thought of what you said. I guess I have only thought of it in some formal sense, like perhaps when a senior pastor disciples a junior pastor. Good!

  2. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment, rajjilicious!


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