Endure Hardship By Being An Approved Workman And By Preaching The Word—2 Timothy 2:3-4, 15; 4:2-4

INTRODUCTION

 

On March 16th, 2013 (five years ago last Friday), I received an email that, in part, read:

 

The reason that I am writing is that I will graduate, Lord willing, this May with an M.A. in Pastoral Studies from Bob Jones University. My wife and I are currently seeking God’s will on where we should go/serve after graduation. 

 

For the last year or so we have been involved in our church’s jail ministry…We would really like to pursue a ministry in the future that involves evangelism and discipleship…

 

Right now I feel that I need more experience and wisdom. I would really just like to serve along side someone else. Do you know of any ministry opportunities in your area?

 

A couple weeks later I was able to respond:

 

The deacons and I have talked about the possibility of bringing you on staff here for a year or two or three (depending on how long you need)…everyone is very positive about the idea.

 

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