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Israel and the Bronze Serpent

Lessons 1. Our faith in God is not dependant on circumstance (Num 21:7,8) 2. Overlooking our blessings can lead us to complain. (Exo 16:3, 17:3, Num 21:5) 3. Complaining to God is the same as testing God (Num 14:22, 21:5, 1 Cor 10:9) 4. We must be careful not to worship ritual over God (2 Kings 18:4)

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1 Timothy 5:17,18

Lessons 1. Christian’s elders who work hard especially at preaching and teaching are to be full-time labor’s (1 Tim 5:17,18, 1 Cor 9:3-14) 2. Christian teachers are to work hard at their devotion to Gods truth so as to effectively leads Gods people in thinking and behaving biblically as modeled by Jesus (Mark 1:38, John 17:4,8, Matt 28:19, Luke 10:7-16) …

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1 Timothy 5:11,12

Lessons 1. Although it is not a damnable offense Christian’s are marry another Christian’s so as to avoid being taken away from the faith (1 Cor 7:8,9,39, 1 Tim 5:11,12, Deut 7:1-6) 2. Although remaining single as a widow is a preferred choice, getting remarried to a godly man and raising godly offspring would be better if she were surrounded …