The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (2 Timothy 2:2 NASB)
Before the season starts, all football players are involved in a strength and conditioning program. Playing football well requires strength and endurance. So does disciple-making. If you are planning to find a person to invest in for Christ, you better make sure you are ready-meaning strong in grace and prepared for hardship. Don’t chicken out, just get with the program!
…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God… (Romans 3:23 NASB)
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23 NASB)
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 NASB)
While I was in college, I sold books door-to-door one summer as a way to earn some money. It was a hard job. We had been trained to deliver a sales pitch at every door. As a Christian, we have been given an assignment from God to deliver a message (found concisely in the three verses above). That message is to…