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Tough Talk for Testing Times - 1 Timothy 5

October 5th, 2008

A Sermon on 1 Timothy 5:1-6:2 by Michael Gange at Morning Church and Night Church on the 5th of October 2008.

Sermon Outline:

  • Churches have problems
  • The way to treat people (v1-2)
  • Potential Problem 1 - Misuse of church resources
    • Relatives are to look after their own family members (v3-4, 8, 16)
    • Have a system of checks (v9-10)
    • Encourage alternative arrangements (v11-15)
  • Potential Problem 2 - Faithful leaders not being respected
    • Pay your leaders (v17-18)
    • Protect leaders from false accusation (v19-21)
  • Potential Problem 3 - The appointment of unsuitable leaders
    • Choose carefully with testing (v22-24)
  • Potential Problem 4 - Bosses taken advantage of (6:1-2)
    • Work hard and serve willingly