On August 15, 1999, Kent Hughes, the pastor of College Church in Wheaton, IL had been preaching through the Pastoral Epistles for over a year. On that Sunday he came to 2 Timothy 4:1-5, the very day his son was leaving the church to assume the role of Senior Pastor in Washington State.
This is a wonderful sermon to consume as a father and pastor charges his son to fulfill the role of a minister of the gospel.
Darren Carlson is the Founder and President of Training Leaders International. As President, Darren oversees the general direction of the ministry and serves as an advocate for pastors with little access to formal training and thoughtful cross-cultural theological engagement. You can connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.