Morning Segment 1
Rev. Joshua Scheer talks about subjects from the Brothers of John the Steadfast webpage, www.steadfastlutherans.org.
Sarah Berta-Somogyi serves the Lord as a GEO missionary through The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Győr, Hungary. In this role, she teaches conversational English to junior high and high school students, leads a weekly Bible study, organizes monthly activities and retreats for her students and helps to coordinate summer camps which are led by short-term mission teams. Sarah seeks to always proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ through her words and actions, building relationships and serving the needs of the people that she is blessed to know and interact with. Before serving as a GEO missionary, she was part of two short-term mission teams that served in Hungary in the summers of 2004 and 2006.
Rev. Joshua Lowe of Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill, NE looks at 1 Timothy 5:1-16 “Instructions for the Church”. (Scroll down to read today’s text.)
Today’s sermonette is given by Rev. Joshua Lowe of Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill, NE.
1 Timothy 5:1-16
Instructions for the Church
5 Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.
3 Honor widows who are truly widows. 4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God. 5 She who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day, 6 but she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives. 7 Command these things as well, so that they may be without reproach. 8 But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
9 Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having been the wife of one husband,[a] 10 and having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work. 11 But refuse to enroll younger widows, for when their passions draw them away from Christ, they desire to marry 12 and so incur condemnation for having abandoned their former faith. 13 Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not. 14 So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander. 15 For some have already strayed after Satan. 16 If any believing woman has relatives who are widows, let her care for them. Let the church not be burdened, so that it may care for those who are truly widows.
- 1 Timothy 5:9 Or a woman of one man