So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. Acts 20:32
At the reading of a Will, an attorney reads the last Will and Testament of the deceased to family members and beneficiaries. In addition to specifying inheritances, the deceased might also write final thoughts: desires, priorities, and hopes. A person’s last words are often a summary of what they considered most important.
When the apostle Paul wrote his final letter to young Timothy, his priority was clear: “I charge you…. Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching” (2 Timothy 4:1-2). As a young leader, Paul reminded Timothy how best to build up the Church—by preaching and teaching the Word of God. Paul’s reasoning? There would be many who would use false teaching to tear down the Church (verses 3-4).Only the truth of the Word can build up and make the Body of Christ strong.
Building the Church relies on building church members. Build yourself up daily by studying the Word of God.
The best way to revive a church is to build a fire in the pulpit. D. L. Moody