Discipleship Cost: Insights

Discipleship is THE important decision once a person is saved. It is the most important activity in life after the point of salvation. It has been taught and directed by many authors and pastors. One of the main ingredients is “counting the cost.” In order to pursue discipleship, Jesus said, Continue reading

Q&A: Train Your Replacements: How to Care for People 1 Timothy 5:7-16

The below suggested answers to the Message Based Discussion Questions are from the message presented on May 25, 2014. The answers provided are meant to stimulate greater thinking, not prohibit it. Please seek God’s wisdom in His Scriptures for greater understanding.

Galatians 6:10

How do you show “caring relationships,” especially to widows?

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Book Review: Gold in the Making: Where is God when bad things happen to you? By Ron Lee Davis

“Gold in the Making” is a great read regarding personal pain in Ron Davis’ family and his first hand observation as a pastor. Out of his suffering, he draws the reader into the sensation, “I know what you are saying!” and gives five good biblical principles of suffering as well as four strategies for coping with suffering.  He has a shepherd’s heart and integrates wonderful illustrations for helping the reader to accept and believe he understands suffering.

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Q&A: Train Your Replacements: How to Treat People 1 Timothy 5:1-6

The following are suggested answers for the Message Based Discussion Questions connected to the message presented on May 18, 2014. These are designed to stimulate thinking, not replace it. Let these be a guide to digging deeper for all the questions.

1 Tim. 3:15

How do you treat people at church?

1) Honor members as of Jesus’ family 5:1-2

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MSG: Train Your Replacements: How to Treat People 1 Timothy 5:1-6

This message was presented on May 18, 2014 as part of the 1 Timothy series.

Tom and Sue were believers, both 39 and deeply involved at church. Tom worked for Allison Transmission and Sue was a nurse down at Community South. Tom had jumped into serving on the Connection Team and Sue in the Welcome Ministry as well as serve as a deaconess. They attend the Soaring Eagle Fellowship Group and their 15 year old son Danny and 13 year old daughter Millie like the youth group studies and activities, especially the paint ball!

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Q&A: Train Your Replacements: Leadership in Jesus — Part 3 – 1 Timothy 4:11-16

The following are suggested answers to stimulate your thinking as your work through the Message Based Discussion Questions for the message presented on May 11, 2014. Please use them to understand and then dig deeper, not to discontinue thinking.

How do you prepare leadership?

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MSG: Train Your Replacements: Leadership in Jesus – Part 3 1 Timothy 4:11-16

This message was presented on May 11, 2014 as part of the 1 Timothy series. 

I have a great mom and I call her everyday, well maybe 360 days of the years. I love to make sure she’s doing alright and say and hear the words, “I love you.”

When I was a boy, my mother could have said these things,

  • …to teach me LOGIC… “If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can’t go to the store with me.”
  • …to teach me ANATOMY… “If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they’re going to freeze that way.”
  • …to teach me DEALING WITH PAIN… “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”
  • …to teach me about my ROOTS… “Did you think you were born in a barn?”
  • …to teach me about ANTICIPATION… “Just wait until your father gets home.”   By Carol Sumpter.

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Q & A: Train Your Replacement: Leadership in Jesus – Part 2 – 1 Timothy 4:11-16

The following are suggestions for the Message Based Discussion Questions for the message presented on May 4, 2014 as part of the 1 Timothy series. These are provided to stimulate your thinking, not replace it. Please consider looking up the Scriptures to verify the answers provided and as aides to find other Scriptures.

1 Sam. 17:14-15; 26; 28-29a; 31-33; 37-39

How do you prepare leadership?

1) Train them to know who they are in Jesus 4:11-12

  • Be who you are in Jesus
  • Why do people look down on you?
  • Let God grow you spiritually by pursuing Him
  • Speech; Conduct; Love; Spirit; Faith; Purity

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