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The Preparation of the Preacher

Acts 16:1-3

Topics: Leadership

Paul and Timothy developed a father-son relationship. Paul eventually wrote two instructional books to his son Timothy. In these he explained how Timothy could be better prepared as a preacher.


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Acts 13:36-36
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Acts 4:36-36
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Acts 2:47-47
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Acts 19:20-20
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Acts 3:1-1
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Acts 3:1-1
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Acts 6:7-7
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