Ready to do good (1 Timothy 5:9,10)
November 18th 2019
A widow who is put on the list for support must be a woman who is at least sixty years old and was faithful to her husband. She must be well respected by everyone because of the good she has done.
Online or out of sight?
November 13th 2019
Those of you doing youth work will know that it's rare for young people to turn up unannounced and alone at a youth programme for the first time. We see new people who have been brought by friends
Happy Families (1 Timothy 5:8)
November 11th 2019
But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers. (1 Timothy 5:8) If I was a church leader
5 Practices of a "Learn-it-all"
November 5th 2019
Are you a "know-it-all" or a "learn-it-all"? I think there is something in the Kiwi DNA that pulls us toward the know-it-all end of the scale. We are still in some sense a nation of do-it-yourselfers
Choices (1 Timothy 5:5-7)
November 4th 2019
Now a true widow, a woman who is truly alone in this world, has placed her hope in God. She prays night and day, asking God for his help. But the widow who lives only for pleasure is spiritually dead
Setting Boundaries (1 Timothy 5:3,4)
October 28th 2019
Take care of any widow who has no one else to care for her. But if she has children or grandchildren, their first responsibility is to show godliness at home and repay their parents by taking care of
Purity and Practice (1 Timothy 5:2b)
October 18th 2019
And treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters. (1 Timothy 5:2b) I remember many years ago, back in my "single male" days, going to a church to undertake an internship, and
Respect Rules (1 Timothy 5:1,2a)
October 14th 2019
Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers. Treat older women as you would your mother.
Somebody's Watching (1 Timothy 4:15b-16)
October 7th 2019
Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress. Keep a close watch on how you live and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right for the sake of your own salvation and the
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