Until I come, give your time and effort to the public reading of the Scriptures and to preaching and teaching.
Do not neglect the spiritual gift that is in you, which was given to you when the prophets spoke and the elders laid their hands on you.
Practice these things and devote yourself to them, in order that your progress may be seen by all.
Watch yourself and watch your teaching. Keep on doing these things, because if you do, you will save both yourself and those who hear you.
1 Timothy 4:13-16