Leadership is critically important in the Kingdom, and being an elder or deacon or minister in the Body is a huge responsibility. Paul is doing everything he can to prepare Timothy to lead, and to help him create more leaders.
In this chapter, Paul continues teaching Timothy what he should and should not do as a minister of the gospel, with special attention given to the treatment of widows.
But does suffering provide any value? What can it possibly mean to consider it joy “whenever you face trials of many kinds”?
In this powerful lesson, Kevin explores the process of transformation using Paul’s message for Timothy in chapter 4.
Taming the tongue is not, first and foremost, about trying NOT to say certain things. The truth is, it’s about changing the condition of our hearts.
In 1 Timothy 3, Paul shares the “mystery from which true godliness springs.” He also lays out the pattern of lives that elders and deacons and women should demonstrate in their lives. They should live their lives in a way that bring glory and honor and respect to the name of Jesus.