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WORD & DEED: Equip yourself for the work of ministry

Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 9:00 am

2 Timothy 4:1-5: “In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage — with great patience and careful instruction.  For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.”

I was reading this for my evening meditation and instantly my mind flashed to the movie “Kingdom of Heaven.” Specifically, the scene where the dying father knights his son, by saying: “Kneel; be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright that God may love thee, speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death. Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong. That is your oath. (SLAP!) And that is so you remember it: Rise a knight.”

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