The apostle Paul near the close of his earthly life wrote these words to Timothy who had labored with him in the gospel for many years: “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:2) Note that in this exhortation there are four generations – first Paul who taught Timothy, second Timothy who in turn is to teach faithful men, third these faithful men will then teach others thus making the fourth. This is the program that keeps God’s truth alive in the world.
The North Main Street Church of Christ has tried to faithfully follow this program for the past sixty years. Young people have grown up here having the gospel message instilled in their hearts. Older folks have benefited by having the truth reinforced in their lives by faithful teachers. There is really no way to estimate the number of lives that have been touched for good over the past sixty year period.
Now as we look to the future we must keep the same commitment to faithfully proclaim the truth from God’s word. In this way the church will continue to be “the pillar and ground of the truth.” (1 Timothy 3:15)