Saturday, June 11, 2016
1 TIMOTHY 5 How to Save Yourself and Others
What you are speaks so loud I can't hear a word you are saying. Some won't go to heaven because they don't know a Christian; some because they do.
Dr. specialist..clients "some good catholic priests.." discussion about the damage the sex abuse situation has caused the RC church.
All in all he was glad that it had been exposed. Pedophiles targeting the churches as easy marks. Matthew 18:1-9
"Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers."
ONE SUNDAY MORNING in Ephesus… What Problems did Timothy face?
Paul warned the Ephesian elders at Miletus that the church would one day be plagued by false teachings from men within their midst (Acts 20:29-30).
After Paul's release from his 1st Roman imprisonment, he and Timothy made their way to Macedonia.
They stopped over in Ephesus on the way. There Paul found false teachings were in the process of undermining the church.
Paul excommunicated the 2 ring-leaders, Hymenaeus and Alexander (1:19-20).
Left Timothy to represent him at Ephesus as his "apostolic delegate" to stop the influence of the false teachers (1:3).
At Macedonia he wrote to authorize Timothy for the task.
Artemis Temple of Artemis
What was in Ephesus got in to the church. Or it never really left. Some were unconverted. Seemed Christians but not. Led someone to Christ from that sort of thinking yesterday. Another had a coupl of wives at the same time. Do you see anything wrong with that? "No its my culture!" it might be your culture but God commands 1 wife for 1 man and 1 man for 1 wife… 1 Tim 3:2, 5:9comp. 14,15)
THEME of 1TIMOTHY Order in the church "…I am writing you these instructions so that…you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's
Chapter 1: Dealing with False Teachers The false teachers Paul and the gospel Charge to Timothy
Chapter 2: Public Worship Universal concern in public worship Gender roles in public worship
Chapter 3: Leadership Qualifications of Overseers and Deacons
Chapter 4: Instructions to Timothy Warning against false teachers Watch your life and doctrine closely
Chapter 5: Treatment of various groups Widows – Elders – Slaves (6:1-2)
Chapter 6: Material Possessions Corruption: Godliness for financial gain Contrasting attitude : Godliness with contentment
Charge to Timothy: Pursue spiritual goals Command for the rich: Put hope in God not wealth
Charge to Timothy: Guard what has been entrusted
1Timothy 5 How To Save yourself and your hearers. (1Tim 4:16)
1. The Language You Use
2. The Values You Hold
3. The Responsibilities You Maintain
a. Care For the Widows
b. Care for the Church Workers
Put The Lord Jesus in Your
Your Relational Life James 3:1-12.
Your Social Life 1-7
Your Sexual Life 11-15
Your Home Life 8-10,16
Your Church Life 17-21
How Much is That Preacher in the Window? Princeton 467 Olympia 222 IBM 400 Empathy 41C
How Do We Pick Leaders for the Local Church?
Popularity Past Politics Pocketbook Profession
Episcopal Church Structure
Lower Presbyterian Structure
Baptist church structure
The biblical pattern is church leadership by elders.
Elders led from the time of Moses Who Led the Synagogue?
God has advocated group leadership through the ages
Places Mentioning Elders Three Types of Elders
Therefore, the New Testament presents an elder whose functions are to teach, pastor and administer.
Appoint EldersApprove Elders
17 Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.
18 For the Scripture says, "You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain," and, "The laborer deserves his wages."
19 Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses.
20 As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear.
21 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, doing nothing from partiality.
22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.
How to save yourself and others?
Remember: "24 The sins of some men are conspicuous, going before them to judgment, but the sins of others appear later. 25 So also good works are conspicuous, and even those that are not cannot remain hidden.