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Pure Confrontation

Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity (1 Timothy 5:1-2, NKJV).

Categories: 1 timothy, conflict, purity

Encouraging Timothy

Paul to Timothy: Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity (1 Timothy 4:12, NKJV).

Categories: 1 timothy, paul, purity, Timothy

Help When We Need It

Suppose a woman is a believer and has widows in her family. She should help them. She shouldn’t let the church pay the expenses. Then the church can help the widows who really need it.

The elders who do the church’s work well are worth twice as much honor. That is true in a special way of elders who preach and teach (1 Timothy 5:16-17, NIrV).

Categories: 1 timothy, Church, Widow

So You Want to Be a Church Leader?

Here is a saying you can trust. If anyone wants to be a leader in the church, he wants to do a good work for God and people.

A leader must be free from blame. He must be faithful to his wife. In anything he does, he must not go too far. He must control himself. He must be worthy of respect. He must welcome people into his home. He must be able to teach.He must not get drunk. He must not push people around. He must be gentle. He must not be a person who likes to argue. He must not love money.

He must manage his own family well. He must make sure that his children obey him and show him proper respect.Suppose someone doesn’t know how to manage his own family. Then how can he take care of God’s church?

The leader must not be a new believer. If he is, he might become proud. Then he would be judged just like the devil.

The leader must also be respected by those who are outside the church. Then he will not be put to shame. He will not fall into the devil’s trap (1 Timothy 3:1-7).

Categories: 1 timothy, Church

1 Timothy 4:12

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity (NIV).

Categories: 1 timothy, love

About Prayer in 1 Timothy

In 1 Timothy 2 and 4, Paul reminds Timothy of the importance of “petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving.”

He particularly tells Timothy that people should always pray for their leaders.

I don’t pray for my leaders often.  I should do this more.

Categories: 1 timothy, paul, Prayer, Timothy

Paul & Timothy in 1 Corintians 4

Paul informs the Corinthian church that he is sending Timothy to remind them of Paul’s “way of life.”

Timothy’s ministry is still a partnership, based upon teamwork and modeling, but he is now being sent out alone.

Paul is gradually giving Timothy more and more independence and authority.

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