Two New Sermons from 1 Timothy
Yesterday I had the privilege to preach two sermons from 1 Timothy.
In the morning, I preached on 1 Timothy 6:1-2. In that text, Paul commands Christian slaves to honor their masters both by attitude and by action. Modern American Christians, none of whom are slaves, can apply this text to their lives with the truth of Colossians 3:23: “whatever we do,” we should “work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,” because although we are not physical slaves, we are spiritual slaves of Christ in God (Rom. 6:22).
That afternoon, I preached on 1 Timothy 5:17-25. Whereas in my first sermon from this text I had focused primarily on 1 Timothy 5:17, yesterday I put 5:17 in its wider context of 5:17-25 in which Paul explains not only to which elders (pastors) we should show double honor (v. 17) but also how we are to show them double honor (vv. 18-25): by financially supporting them (v. 18), by rightly handling charges against them (vv. 19-21), and by rightly appointing other men to serve as elders with them (vv. 22-25).
You can listen to my sermon on 1 Timothy 6:1-2 here.
You can listen to my sermon on 1 Timothy 5:17-25 here.
Both sermons are permanently linked to along with my other sermons from 1 Timothy here.
Have a blessed rest of the day, and may these sermons help you to “set your minds on things that are above”!