Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Threefold Purpose

The purpose of follow-up is doctrinal, personal and collective.
Note that follow-up still has a threefold purpose first, doctrinal;
the new believer must be taught Bible doctrine. No believer can 
advance spiritually on his own. Were it true that all a Christian 
need do in order to grow in grace and in to the knowledge of his
Savior is read a chapter or two of Bible daily, the Lord would not
have found it necessary to give certain men the gift of pastor-teacher
(Eph. 4:11)! It is the duty of the pastor-teacher to feed the flock of God,
to edify and equip the saints (Eph. 4:12). God designed the local church
to be the believer's classroom.

By R.B. Thieme, Jr  Book Witnessing

Be strong and take heart all you who HOPE in the Lord.
Ps. 31:24

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