The past couple of weeks we have examined the proper treatment of widows in the church. This week we will be looking at 1 Timothy 5:17-25 and considering Paul’s instruction to Timothy concerning those who lead the church – the NKJV calls those leaders the elders – we call them pastors.
Archives for November 2003
Tomorrow is Kristi’s 9th birthday but we had a nice birthday party for her last night since we’ll be away at my grandmother Pierpont’s funeral. We had a good time and the chocolate butterfly cake was delicious.
We had a wonderful day at Higgins Lake Baptist today. The worship was good. The fellowship was sweet. The meal this afternoon was delicious. This note is a bit early because by Monday afternoon we will be on the road beginning a trip to Newark, Ohio. My grandmother Pierpont went home to be with the Lord Yesterday.
It’s bitter sweet knowing she is in heaven. I’m glad she is no longer in failing health. I’m happy her final days were peaceful. I’m thrilled she is now with Jesus. But I will miss her. She was a wonderful woman. All the things I remember about her remind me of what a Godly woman she was. Through the years she was such a hard worker and a great example of what a faithful, God honoring wife, mother and grandmother should be. O that the Lord would help keep me faithful to the end as she was.
1 Timothy 5:11-16
Last week in our study of 1 Timothy 5:3-10, we examined our responsibilities as families and church members to care for older widows in the church. We learned that first of all it is the responsibility of children and grandchildren to care for older widows in the family. In a case where there isn’t family to care for a widow, then it is the church’s role to provide for widows in need who have lived faithful and Godly lives. [Read more…] about Instruction for the Care Of Widows, Part 2
1 Timothy 5:3-10
Last week we considered how we ought to treat one another in the church. We examined how Paul instructed Timothy in the treatment of older and younger men and women. Today we will be considering the instruction to Timothy concerning the care of a very specific group of women — widows. All through the Old and New Testaments widows are viewed as especially worthy of God’s mercy. Let’s take a look at 1 Timothy 5:3-10. [Read more…] about Instruction for the Care of Widows
Sometimes we wonder, here in Michigan, what the weather will be tomorrow. This is the result of our first blizzard of the season yesterday. In a few days it will all melt and we’ll be back to raking leaves. Enjoy this shot from our back yard.