2 Timothy 4:1-2 – A PREACHER’S CHECKLIST

2 Timothy 4:1-2 – I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; [2] Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Here are two verses which form a checklist for every preacher of God’s Word. Each preacher should ask himself:

AM I CHALLENGED TO PREACH THE WORD? – Preach the word;    

AM I CHALLENGED TO PREPAREDNESS? – be instant in season, out of season; 

AM I CHALLENGED TO CORRECT? – reprove, rebuke, 

AM I CHALLENGED TO ENCOURAGE? – exhort with all longsuffering