Sunday, 23 October 2016

Values into Practice - 1 Timothy 5

In real life situations can be difficult and messy. Attempts to help people can be abused and taken for granted. In chapter 5 Paul turns to practical advice for the actual scenarios of helping widows in the church community.

[UP] Is you faith based on a bargain, a pledge or simple trust?

Challenge: For hard decisions, trace back to Kingdom Values

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Encouragements - 1 Timothy 4

Having given directions about leaders, Paul returns to the main theme of the letters - dealing with false and erroneous teachers. He has stern words: deceiving spirits, hypocritical liars and so on! But rather than going on and on, he quickly moves on to what amounts to six encouragements for Timothy.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Directions - 1 Timothy 3

Paul introduces another of his 'trustworthy sayings', but curiously this one could just as easily be a secular saying. 'Whoever aspires to be a leader desires a noble task' could apply in your local book club as much as the church!