October 17, Reading 3 – 1 Timothy 3

Reading

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SAA Notes

What should you pray for your elders? This list is of the characteristics an elder should have. Use this list to pray for your elders and the other list for members of your Committee of Management.

SJA Notes

Why does Paul give such clear and detailed words on the oversight and government of our churches?

“… But I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.”

Because we need to know how to behave in the household of God!

Paul isn’t just putting out some crazy ideas that may or may not work within the social order at a certain time in history.

These are important foundational aspects to our responsibility within God’s church – How we are able to be a part of keeping it as a pillar and buttress of the truth.

So whether its Elders and Deacons or Husbands and Wives or anything else he raises, these words are meant for us to know how to behave. How to operate as God’s people in the world.

That’s super important when we are buffeted by the wisdom of the world, pressured into compromising Jesus.

* Father God,

Thank You that You are always building Your church Lord God.

Thank You that You teach us in Your word how we are to behave in Your household.

Please mark Your church in this time as a pillar and buttress of the truth.

Amen.

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