Seize the Moment – Day 294

Pass the Baton!

Titus 1


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Tuesday, January 5, 2021, the twelfth Day of Christmas.


Moses did it!

Elijah did it!

Jesus did it!

Paul did it!

Are you doing it?


Right about now you are thinking, what do these four famous people from Bible history have in common? What did they each do?


Moses equipped and empowered Joshua!

Elijah equipped and empowered Elisha!

Jesus equipped and empowered the Apostles!

Paul equipped and empowered Timothy and Titus!


They all trained up and passed on authority to younger leaders; they passed the baton!


One of my favorite leadership verses in the Bible is 2 Timothy 2:2, “What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to faithful men [“people” because the Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women] who will be able to teach others also.”


Paul gave Titus a very similar command in Titus 1:5, “This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you.” Paul has passed the baton to Titus so that Titus will pass the baton to others who are qualified to lead (see Titus 1:6-9).


If you say that you are not being fed it is because you have not grown up yet! You may have gained a base of knowledge that has given you an insatiable appetite for knowledge, but the reason you are not being fed is because you are not designed to eat and eat and eat; that will only make you sick (the Bible calls it the sickness of being “puffed up” …prideful)! You are designed to pass the baton to others. If you want to grow up, you must do what Moses, Elijah, Jesus, and Paul did! You must pass it on; train up others, teacher others what you have been taught; pass the baton!


Seize the moment and pass on your faith to another. Mentor someone in the faith this year.


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