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 2:2, NKJV
From a Roman prison in AD 67, Paul gave Timothy practical advice for ministry. It was the last of Paul’s letters included in the Bible. This verse promotes delegation and discipleship in ministry. It’s a three-step process. First, we hear the truth from our teacher. Second, we teach the truth to our followers. Third, our followers teach the truth to their own students.
This has been going on for two millennia. Kurt Kaiser wrote about it in a campfire song fifty years ago: “It only takes a spark to get a fire going, and soon all those around can warm up in its glowing. That’s how it is with God’s love once you’ve experienced it; you spread his love to everyone; you want to pass it on.” Never stop sharing the love God has given you.