The principle behind this powerful verse is that of multiplying our influence.
Notice that there are 4 Generations here:
Paul unveiled a disciple-making strategy that Timothy can use to help build the Church in Ephesus. The key was discipleship.
The word reliable or faithful – denotes “one who shows himself faithful in transacting a business, executing a command or discharging an official duty” or “one who is trustworthy and can be relied on.”
The word others here in the Greek word heteros. This word denotes not just another additional number but it speaks also of another of the same quality.
Therefore this word others in 2 Timothy 2:2 can be better translated as “others of a certain kind”. So what Paul is talking about here is discipleship where we reproduce after our own certain kind.
And this is our primary task as a church – to reproduce disciples of a certain kind.
What “Certain Kind” of disciplemakers are we reproducing?
A Certain Kind of Disciplemaker
1. Spiritual in Orientation
2. Strong in the Word and Prayer (Authenticity)
3. Surrendered to Christ Daily (Brokenness)
4. Sold out for His Cause (Courageous)
Holy Spirit-Empowered & Kingdom-Prioritised