You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Jesus Christ. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. --2 Timothy 2:1-2
love it! solidly built. I rejoice in the message you are trying to convey here.
Pastor Conrad Mbewe (from Zambia) came to our country for our STAND4TG conference this weekend and was preaching from 2 Tim 1-2 for one of the sessions. Paul exhorts Timothy in that the gospel came to him from those whose lives he knew lived it out (his mother and grandmother). He could stand firm in the gospel because that had been his strong spiritual upbringing. What is our spiritual upbringing - what is/has been building us up? What books do we read? Whose teaching do we let influence us?
Let us be built up strong in the gospel, and then standing firm on that solid foundation let us go forth and preach Christ crucified!!