Decaying Authority, Part 3
Evangelism is not to build the church but to bring people into a relationship with Him. In Matthew 11:28 Jesus says he wants ALL who are weary, those who are saved and those who are unsaved. We should think what are we weary from? And if we're weary, have we really come to Jesus? (Part 1 of 3)
In the second letter to Timothy, Paul has some very direct instructions that he writes to Timothy, pastor to the church of Ephesus but first and foremost, his spiritual son. He wanted to make sure that Timothy was able to endure, withstand, and be steadfast despite life's opposition. Even though Paul writes to encourage his son as he pastors, this epistle provides encouragement to all believers to continue in the ministry of the church which is to encourage and continue to build up the Saints. Paul, while sharing these relevant things with Timothy, had to also remind him of the position and authority that he, Paul, stood in, as an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ.