MSG: Train Your Replacements: How to Disciple Worship: 1 Timothy 2:13-15

This message was presented on February 9, 2014 as part of the series on 1 Timothy.

Some members of a certain church denomination were discussing whether or not the church should ordain women as pastors. During this discussion, a man jumped to his feet and said, “We should ordain women as pastors because they are just as bright as men.” A few people said, “Here, here.” Another commented, “We have women doctors and women lawyers, so why should we not also have women pastors?” A few more said, “Here, here.” Another yelled, “Women are equal to men and therefore they should be pastors.”  Continue reading


MSG: Train Your Replacements: How to Mediate 1 Timothy 2:3-7

This message was presented on January 19, 2014 as part of the series on 1 Timothy.

In 1988, I planted a church in Minneapolis, Minnesota called Heritage Bible Church. Our average age was 35. After 15 months, there was an opportunity to merge with an older congregation, whose average age was 65.  My young church didn’t like the idea at first. The older church was afraid the young people would take over their church building.  I was the mediator. How could I help the young people see the benefit of this merger and the older people see that they would continue to have a strong say.  Continue reading

Q & A: Train Your Replacements: 1 Timothy Introduction

The following are suggested answers for the Message Based Discussion Questions from the introductory message in the new series on 1 Timothy. The questions and answers follow the insert outline of the message. These answers are not designed to be the only answers, but to provide a stimulus to promote thinking. Continue reading