Paul was imprisoned and facing death and though “shut in” he was “not shut out” from seeking to encourage Timothy through his pen. Paul was concerned about the GOSPEL and the perishing souls of  people. Facing certain death his concern is – OTHERS!  He writes to Timothy “The things you have heard from me, in the presence of many witnesses, Entrust these to FAITHFUL MEN who will be able to TEACH OTHERS ALSO.”– {2 Timothy 4:2.}

Note- 4 Generations mentioned here- Paul-Timothy-Others-To teach others. Paul did not want the chain from one generation to another to be broken. He writes to Timothy what is on his heart. Timothy, invest your life in others. He doesn’t sugar coat it but tells him that suffering, hardship is a part of it but by all means pass on this LIFE CHANGING MESSAGE. ” …Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus….Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.”- {2 Tim 2:3, 4:5 }

I was thinking earlier today and offering God thanks for each person whose name’s, face’s, I recalled whom He used to share the Gospel with me and who have had influence both in the past and in the present! Each of us have someone whom we can pass on this life changing message to and also to encourage others to keep investing their lives into others, who in turn may pass on to others.

From Jesus down through the generations the life changing message has been passed on and so it continues and you were a recipient of the Great News and you can pass it on. I love the verse in Acts regarding David which says, ” David having served God’s purpose in his generation fell asleep.” –{Acts 13:36}

  •  Now is YOUR time.
  • This is YOUR generation. 
  • This is YOUR time…
  • Pass on the Great news. 
  • Encourage others to keep on keeping on …leaving a legacy, that is of eternal value!

Paul never could have known the legacy he would leave by picking up his pen and conveying a message that would be echoed through the ages. You too can write a note of encouragement.

 You too can leave… a legacy!

Invest your life in others for Jesus sake !

Pass The Gospel On!