Reblogged from October 14, 2019.
My Musings – Such is Paul’s description of two of his disciples. People he had invested his life in. In his early ministry, Barnabas had risked his reputation and took this former persecutor of the Church under his wing and ministered with him. Paul, in turn, invested in the lives of others. When He could not go, he sent these two. They had been mentored, now it was their turn to “pay it forward.” And it’s been going on just like this for nearly 2,000 years.
In the above passage, Paul described the product of discipleship (genuine, proven, service, fellowship, commitment). In 2 Timothy 2:2, Paul described the process of discipleship. “You then, [Timothy] my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified…
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