Knowing that the end of his life and ministry were near, the apostle Paul wrote the last of his Pastoral Epistles to Timothy. In it, Paul reminded the younger pastor of the necessity of passing the Gospel of Jesus Christ on to future generations of believers, even amid growing hostility toward it. His words remind us that faithful ministry and biblical preaching are indispensable in every age.
In volume three of this series, Alistair Begg observes the contrast between the world’s false promises and the Word’s sufficiency for life and godliness. While every generation of believers faces temptations, persecutions, and false teachings, the answer to them remains the same: the Word of God, which is inspired, authoritative, sufficient, and profitable. The task of the faithful pastor is to teach the Scriptures and shepherd his flock to obey them.