Sunday, April 18th, 2021
Sunday Morning Worship (9:30 AM)
Sermon Text (1 Timothy 5:17-18):
 Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.  For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.” (ESV)
This Lord’s day we are continuing our study through the book of 1 Timothy. In the latter part of this epistle (5:1-6:2) the Apostle Paul instructs us as to how the church is to care for and treat various groups of people within the church. In v.3-16 he went into great detail about how the church is to treat “widows” (v.3) in particular. In v.17-25 Paul turns our attention to how the church is to treat those who serve in the office of elder.
He addresses such things as the elder’s pay (v.17-18), protecting the elder’s reputation against unsubstantiated accusations (v.19), and how to deal with an elder who is, in fact, caught in unrepentant sin and scandal (v.20-21). For this reason Paul also cautions Timothy (and us in the church today) against laying hands on a man (i.e. ordaining him to the office of elder) too hastily (v,22-25), lest such a man bring scandal upon the church.
We are going to look at v.17-18 this Sunday, which deals with the biblical view and rationale for paying pastors and elders who serve in ministry in the church. Have you ever wondered what the Bible has to say about that?
We hope that you will join us for worship this Sunday! If you are unable to attend in-person, see our YouTube channel for the live video feed starting @ 9:30 AM (PST).
Sunday Night Bible Study (6 PM)
Join us on Sunday nights @ 6 PM as we learn about the doctrines of grace (sometimes referred to as the 5 points of Calvinism), as they are defined and defended in the Canons of Dort. (The Canons of Dort is one of the doctrinal standards of the Reformed churches.)