Insert text here.
Week 48 Day 2
The letters to Timothy and Titus are referred to as "pastoral letters"
pastoral as in the word pastor
We see that many people
with a variety of gifts
to grow a church
Paul was the visionary
who carried the gospel message
as far as he could
Then people like Timothy and Titus
nurtured Paul's converts
and made more
They were entrusted with the task
of encouraging faithfulness
and discouraging trouble
Other people were needed too
to serve as
SET AN EXAMPLE
Instructions for prayer, a dress code,
leadership positions and exercise.
I Timothy 2, 3 & 4
8 I desire that our men pray everywhere, lifting up holy
hands, without wrath and doubting; 9that the women adorn
themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation,
not with costly clothing, 10but that which is proper for
women professing godliness, with good works.
1 If a man desires to be a bishop, he desires a good work.
2He must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate,
of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; 3not given to
wine, not violent, not greedy, but gentle, not quarrelsome,
not covetous; 4ruling his own house well, his children
in submission with reverence; 7having a good testimony
among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach.
8Deacons must be reverent, 9holding the mystery of
the faith with a pure conscience. 10Let these also first be
tested; then let them serve as deacons. 11Their wives must
be temperate, and faithful in all things. 12Let deacons be the
husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own
houses well. 13Those who serve well obtain good standing
and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
14These things I write so that you may know how you
ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the
church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
6 If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a
good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith
and of good doctrine. 7Reject profane and old wives' fables,
and exercise yourself toward godliness.
8Bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable
for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of
that which is to come. 10To this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.
12Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the
believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
13Give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14Do
not neglect the gift that is in you, given to you by prophecy with
the laying on of the hands of the eldership. 15Meditate on these
things; that your progress may be evident to all. 16Take heed
to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing
this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
< prev page next page >