“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long suffering and teaching.” 2 Timothy 4:1-2 Preach the Word! Paul was emphatic about that as he encouraged Timothy to do it several times. He also told him to be ready in season and out of season. Of course, Timothy would be prepared at the regular meeting times but it seems Paul is saying he should be ready at ‘all’ times to give a defense of the good news. That’s great advice for any ministry person, for sure. But, it’s even good advice for any of us who are born again believers.