JESUS’ FINAL WORDS
Just before His sacrificial death on the cross, Jesus cried out, “It is finished!” (John 19:30) and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. But do you know what Jesus’ final words were just before He ascended into heaven?
Acts 1:8 (ESV) tells us: “. . . you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Our resurrected, glorified Lord Jesus made it crystal clear: We’re to be His representation—His witnesses—to a needy world.
THE APOSTLE PAUL’S FINAL WORDS
Similarly, the Apostle Paul, facing a martyr’s death, took the opportunity to use his final words to write a clear message to his successor, young Timothy:
“. . . and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2, ESV).
Isn’t this powerful?
Paul’s last message was to make sure the Gospel didn’t stop with him.
As you know, training leaders is at the very heart of our mission to establish people in God’s Word! And we’re so thankful for the training your generous gifts make possible. Recently, thanks to the generosity of you and other ministry friends, we held an Encounter Conference for teenagers.
While many conferences in America today
focus on entertaining or creating a
“spiritual high” for students,
Precept is laser-focused on raising up and training Bible study leaders.
Among the 80 students who attended the conference were 8 students my friend, Roxanne, brought from South Carolina. Beginning Friday night, the students jumped into the 40-Minute study, Being a Disciple, Counting the Real Cost. By careful design, the first lesson was led by Precept staff. The second and third were led by volunteer leaders like Roxanne. But for the last lesson, each student was given the opportunity to lead his or her peers. The students from South Carolina caught the vision! On the car ride home, the 8 teens put together a plan to start a Precept Bible Study in their hometown.
Teens leading teens in Bible study!
This is the power of faithful support, like yours! The gift you send today will immediately be put into action to train up more Precept Bible Study leaders. From teenagers in South Carolina—to eager leaders across the oceans! Your investment will pay dividends spiritually! When you invest in training up ONE Precept Bible Study leader, the result will be MULTIPLE people established in God’s Word.
Please send a generous gift today.