October 8, 2017

1 Timothy 2:8-15  "The Family in Worship"

In this text Paul discusses the place of men and women in public worship.  I know this is a very touchy subject in our culture today.  Many think Paul is a woman hater and should not be listened to while others just gloss over what Paul says.  I believe that Paul, who was inspired by the Holy Spirit, is saying in this passage of scripture that worship is to be orderly; that there is no room for chaos in a worship service.  Because God has set up men to lead, they should lead in the church.  The biggest problem in the church today is that many men sit on the side line and women take leadership roles, because men will not.  I hope this text helps you see that men need to take leadership in the church very seriously and do as the Lord asks.

October 1, 2017

1 Timothy 2:1-7 "Prayer in Worship"

Paul now turns from the need for sound teaching to the church, to giving instruction on worship.  It should not surprise us he does this because for a Christian to be successful in their work with Christ, it is essential to know the truths of scripture and for uplifting worship.  An important part of worship is to spend time in prayer.  Prayer is one of the wonderful privileges we have as Christians.  We come right into the presence of our Creator and place at His feet all the cares and concerns of our life and those of our loved ones.  Note also Paul says pray for those in authority.  For us that means all government officials in our nation.  I trust you are a person of prayer.  If not, let this message challenge you to become a person of prayer.