The last New Testament letter that the Apostle Paul wrote was 2 Timothy. His last instructions are very interesting and important. Paul writes some personal information after these verses, but these verses are his last instructions to the believer. Look especially at the very last words. There should be no doubt what our job is.
Some would say that these words were only spoken to teachers, but not true. These words were spoken to all, for all are to make disciples and the definition of a disciple is one that teaches. Each is to teach making other teachers so they to can carry the Gospel. Some might say that their calling is not teaching, but the scripture clearly shows that teaching is a calling for Church leaders, but for individual believers it is a command.
2Tim4.1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
Published on Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 4:00 AM CDT