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“These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” -  1 Timothy 4:11, 12.


Apart from the saints, there are others, of the “other sheep” class, who, though not anointed, God is also using as Ministers, study leaders and elders, who “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints”. (Jude 3)  These are those who are in the front-line of the evangelism work.  Among ministers used by God in the time of the early Church was Timothy. St. Paul charged him not to only preach but ensure he practised what he preached, thereby showing example to the believers.  In other words, they should not be like the Scribes and Pharisees in time of old, who “say, and do not”. (Matthew 23:1-3) Apostle James stated, “So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.” - James 2:12.

 Certainly, it is those who respond to the call of God, who do what they preach and hear and who play their part in spreading the word that God will be with and bless by His grace.  Where such sincere, humble and faithful disciples are gathered together in truth, Jesus Christ will be in their midst - in other words, his attention will be focused on what they are doing.  (Matthew 18:20;  John 4:23,24;  Ezekiel 20:40)The Bible says: “The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.  He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.” - Psalm 145:18,19.

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