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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).

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Paul’s Advice on Serving Widows

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A) If they’re under 60, then they’re likely to remarry and receive support from a husband, so focus the church’s efforts on older widows.

B) Focus on service, not gossip.

Point B I buy completely.

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So You Want To Be a Pastor?

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This epistle is written as a primer and encouragement to Timothy, a young pastor and friend to Paul.

Here’s a brief outline:

  1. Be careful of false teachings
  2. I, Paul, am a positive model
  3. Pray lots
  4. Paul’s thoughts on women
  5. Elders and deacons
  6. Living like a pastor
  7. Caring for widows
  8. Concluding advice
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