Paul was never shy about following up with those he discipled and taught biblical principles. He told Timothy to “command and teach [the] things” he learned from Paul (1 Timothy 4:11). This is repeated in Chapter 5:7; “Command these things as well, so they may be without reproach.” “Teach and urge these things” (6:2c). Paul took the same approach with churches as well as individuals. “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence” (Philippians 2:12). Notice the confidence Paul had in this new church as well as in his disciple, Timothy.
There are many we train who say they will continue their study of Scripture using God’s Plan for His Church as a tool, but when we return, little has been done. This is not faithfulness as Paul expected of Timothy. He thoroughly learned what Paul taught so he could teach others. THAT IS BEING FAITHFUL. While we find very few who complete the training, there are some “model believers” who are having a genuine impact on others in their culture. I give you one such below:
Since we were in Nairobi and Eldoret (Kenya), I have been using God's Plan for His Church and it has produced tremendous results. We have opened eight churches that are following this fundamental biblical teaching.
May God bless for introducing us to these powerful, simple and practical lessons and format that is seen throughout the Book of Acts and the Epistles of Paul.” Daniel
Would you become a “Timothy or Daniel”? Such fruitful impact can only be experienced by faithful study and application of God’s Word to your personal life, marriage, family, work and ministry.
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