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Workers in the Church

Lessons 1. The Devil is active in the disguising the message of the world to seduce people into embracing his ways, while at the same time laying traps among believers to destroy the church (1 Timothy 3:7, 1 John 5:19, 2 Corinthians 11:14, Ephesians 2:2, 1 Peter 5:8) 2. Service ministry in the church is necessary for: A. Building up …

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Qualifications for Elders

Lessons 1. The qualities of eldership are what all Christians should be striving for. (Imitating Christ 1 Cor 1:11) a. Being generous Proverbs 11:25, Philippians 2:4 b.Carry peace into every situation Deut 20:10-18, Titus 3:2 c.Being content with what you have 1 Timothy 6:8 d. Avoiding the desires of the flesh Galatians 5:19-21 2. Elders should not let their unhealthy …

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1 Timothy 3:1,2

Lessons: 1. There are those who are ‘called’ to the office of an overseer (Paul Acts 9), while others aspire to it (1 Timothy 3:1) 2. The elder in the Christian church is to have the following characteristics: A. Although not flawless, his character is exemplary (see also Hebrews 13:7) B. He is faithful to one woman only, his wife. …

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1 Timothy 2:11-14

Lessons 1. The role of bearing and raising young children is what restricts women from taking the office of an overseer, as seen through the following: A. Married women are the assumed audience in 1 Timothy (1 Tim. 2:15, 3:2,12) B. The restriction is regarding the office of an overseer/elder as seen in 1 Timothy 3:1 and in 1 Timothy …

1 Timothy 2:11-15

Lessons 1. The role of bearing and raising young children is what restricts women from taking the office of an overseer, as seen through the following: A. Maries women are the assumed audience in 1 Timothy (1 Tim. 2:15, 3:2,12) B. The restriction is regarding the office of an overseer/elder as seen in 1 Timothy 3:1 and in 1 Timothy …

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1 Timothy 2:15 (Biblical Motherhood)

Lessons 1. Having children is God’s design for all married men and women (Genesis 1:28, 9:1) 2. To reject God’s gender-specific roles to men (i.e.provisionary care) and women (i.e.child bearing) is to put their salvation at risk (1 Timothy 2:15, 5:8) 3. God has specifically designated women to raise their children, especially in their early years (1 Timothy 5:10, 1 …

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1 Timothy 1:18-20

Lessons 1. The difficult and often discouraging ministry of a ‘turn around’ pastor requires encouragement from solid believers (1 Timothy 1:18,19). 2. Proofing profits have had a predictive prophecy come true (Samuel: 1 Samuel 3:19,30 & 9:6; the other O.T. Prophets, Agabus (Acts 11:28), the apostle John (Revelation 2:10), Paul (Acts 20:29,30). 3. Processes can be predictive (1 Samuel 3:18,19; …