In 2nd Timothy the Apostle Paul was writing to Timothy and told him to teach Faithful Men who would also teach others. This instruction applies to us also. One of the things that I was pleased to hear and see during my last trip to the Philippines was one of the young ministers thanking us for our persistent visits. Regardless of how difficult the hiking or the travel by bus for endless days or how poor the food is, we keep at it – teaching and leading expeditions all over the Philippines.
He thanked us for not only teaching them God’s Word, but for teaching them how to teach others also and at the same time teaching them how to teach others to teach others. At the seminar recently we saw the result of this kind of teaching. About 130 teenagers attended; they are the product of our teaching through several generations. This is why teaching the Bible stories is so important. If you have a good foundation in the entire book of Genesis, then continue to add the other stories. If you have a fairly clear understanding of the progress of the Old Testament stories you will have the faith and the desire to teach it to others.
Larry Rankin, of Cashmere, Washington, spends about 6 months every year in the Philippines, seeking out any and all who will listen to God’s Word. He conducts home Bible studies everywhere he goes – sometimes with people who have never heard the gospel message – sometimes with those he knows well who look forward to his visits every year.