DOCTRINE, DYNAMIC, DISCIPLINE
Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine.
I Timothy 4:16
Stir up the gift of God which is in thee.
II Timothy 1:6
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
II Timothy 2:3
Doctrine, Dynamic, Discipline – Paul would have young Timothy qualified in all three. For lack of any or all, our Timothys do not fare so well today. Some know not what they believe or else turn from truth to fable. Some lack fire from heaven, vainly “compassing themselves about with sparks.” And real discipleship has given way to a modern version without a cross.
How the church suffers for lack of all three! How many members can give a reason for their hope? How much of our religious activity is the work of the Spirit? And while we have professed believers aplenty, how many disciples do we have?
We need a fresh course in the Three D’s!