Diligence in discipleship

We are reading through 1-2 Timothy and Titus this week. The early reading has this thought anchored in my mind: “We must be purposeful in our discipleship.

We have to commit to grow. We have to commit to train.

Do not settle for being spoonfed. Do not settle for having a good Study Bible so you “know” what that book of the Bible is all about.

Get around believers. Get around true teachers of the Word. Stretch yourself. Challenge yourself.

GROW.

Command and teach these things. Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. (1 Tim. 4:11-14, NIV)

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