I really believe you do. We studied Paul’s general instruction in verses 1-2 about treating people like family. Some years ago in one of our staff meetings one of the staff wanted to give us a demonstration and so he had a whole lot of pieces of paper cut up in odd shapes and the idea was that we were to be able to get all of the pieces and put together a whole from the various pieces and the key to doing it was to give away your pieces and it was all prearranged except with a couple of staff people who came in and all they did was grab pieces in order to try to win and they couldn't accomplish anything. . All elders who rule well are considered worthy of double honor. And if you're not a part of that I wonder if your heart hasn't grown somewhat indifferent out of maybe reasons that you can't control, but if you can I care that you be here because I think nothing will stimulate your commitment to evangelism any more than seeing God transform other people's lives. And I believe you care too. Our father as we come now to this your table, we are reminded again of the blessed Lord Jesus Christ who came into the world to die for us. And we all fight the same battle. And, we are encouraging everyone in the church to find ways to take care of themselves as well as their families, while we all learn how to practice Family Time. Take Care of Mother is a sermon about our responsibility in caring for our mothers. When I think about the cross of Jesus Christ it's easy for me to get emotional, it's easy for me to have certain feelings of gratitude and worship and praise, but what God is after is the reality of that statement; Dear Lord I give myself away, 'tis all that I can do. Hearing, understanding, and obeying the Word of God is everything for the believer and the church of Jesus Christ. The care of the church, we care for purity, we care that you worship, we care that you fellowship, we care that you serve, we care that you evangelize the lost. It isn't activity that you long to see, it isn't just attendance that you care to see; it's purity that comes by constantly being in the word and constantly communing with the Holy God. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.". And I’m not saying this to increase our budget, nor am I specifically identifying what level of financial support you should give. It should be a priority. Secondly, another thing for which I care is worship, that your life be a worshipping life. If the sheep tries to go in the wrong direction, the shepherd can reach out with the crook and gently pull it back onto the right path. Introduction. Paul’s main concern here is that good elders should be honored. And I thought now there's some people looking for a ministry. The LORD Will Take Care of Me. Financial support should include a regular salary and benefits. George Muller (1805-1898) built many orphanages at Ashley Down, England. It is composed of people just like me. We want to remember what he's done on our behalf and Lord we pray too that you'll cleanse our hearts. It will be friendly if I am. The church should reach out to all people with the love of Christ, but if the church does not take care of its own, it … It is one of the most important things that elders do. The final way to care for those who care for the church is to be sure that the right people are appointed to positions of ministry leadership. You need that fellowship. He is elevating the seriousness of what is at stake and who is watching. There is a new motivator, a new love, and a new Lord; he can’t help himself. This is one of the reasons why I believe it is biblical for every person who regularly receives spiritual blessing from this church to be a part of the financial provision for this ministry. Michael Walther, Pastor Funeral Sermon For Ruth Simon, January 11, 2001. Verses 24-25 are very helpful in this discernment process in that they advocate for taking time to really know a person because what a person is all about is not evident quickly. John Calvin said, “None are more exposed to slanders and insults than godly teacher. “How to take care of a Pastor.” I am not here to be a burden to the church. And so my desire for you is that you worship from the heart and that you worship in the fellowship faithfully. But this is especially true when she is led by leaders who do what is right and when a congregation understands its responsibility to care for those who care for the church. Though short term care might be provided along with others 2. Paul wrote all this material and gave this instruction – some of it very sobering – because sin causes so many problems. Take care of the Cheese. But all of us are called to a ministry and we need to be aggressively abandoning ourselves to that which God has gifted us to do. Whenever I take a trip I always take someone with me so that we can mutually stimulate one another to love and good works. 2606 W 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46268. What’s more, I know that our spiritual leaders feel loved by you as a congregation. These texts test whether or not preaching is about the preacher’s comfort or about the truth of the Word. made with Faithlife Proclaim. One statement I often hear from people who are searching for a church home is "We want a church where people really care about each other." Elders are all called to the task of spiritual leadership, a varied task and role which is summarized here as “ruling.”   The word means to influence others to a course of action and to guide or lead. Always for we know our labor's not in vain in the Lord and part of that is to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature baptizing them in the name of the Lord Jesus, making disciples out of them. www.yourchurch.com. Kelmscott Baptist Church. I want you to be involved. I suppose it is also true that every church wants to be a caring church. And maybe it could begin at the Lord's Table tonight. Permissions: You are permitted and encouraged to reproduce this material in any format provided that you do not alter the content in any way and do not charge a fee beyond the cost of reproduction. Paul may have chosen this term because of its close connection with honor, as we will see in moment. Lord we do want to see him tonight, the crucified Christ. And frankly it burdens me that for some people faithfulness at worship time on the Lord's Day seems to be a difficulty. Scriptural Citations:  Unless otherwise noted, biblical quotations are from the English Standard Version. The prevailing attitude seems to be this: "He, or they, had to take care of themselves". 12:33). Sleepwalking in Church “I hope you didn’t take it personally, Preacher,” an embarrassed woman said after a church service... Church, Humor. I believe that it is critical that if we are to live holy lives that we spend time communing with a Holy God, and it's very basic and yet it seems that we need reminder, there must be a faithful, daily, consistent prayer life, when you draw yourself into the presence of a thrice Holy God sensing in a time of awe and wonder his infinite majesty and purity. The Word of God is our ultimate authority, hope, and security. Using Psalm 23 we will look at some of the insights into the loving care of God. You ought to be dragging around a whole string of them just in general so that you can bring them to the hearing of the Gospel of Christ. One boat began falling behind. 1 2 By this I mean that there are times when a Bible teacher or preacher has to explain what the Bible says even if it is uncomfortable. Dealing with soul-related issues is often complicated, messy, emotional, and personal. And on one occasion the Apostle Paul willing received financial support and indicated that God was well-pleased with such a gift. In this final section of chapter five, Paul turns his attention toward elders. I think people feel safe (appropriately so) when they know that there is a commitment to address issues without partiality. 25:4), and the second is a statement by Jesus in Luke 10:7. I'm going to do what I ought to do. In your relationships – even dating relationships – are you more impressed or less impressed as you spend time with someone? ), “Wonder what he’s going to do with that one!”  There is something helpful in anticipating a sermon even if it is out of curiosity. However, in calling Timothy to be pure, he does not want Timothy to be guilty of the extreme asceticism of the false teachers. Hope doesn’t come from how many years a church has been in existence or from its innovative ministry. And like life, it is not easy. One of the reasons we have an active feedback and evaluation process for all our pastors, including myself, is to be sure that blind-spots and weaknesses can be addressed. Becoming a Caring Church (pt 2) Luke 10:25-37 . When I went to the pastor's conference last week in Chicago I preached on hell to those pastors and I said in the very beginning, I said, "How long has it been since you preached a sermon on hell?" But what is really going on here is simply the application of important, biblical truths to a very specific situation. All rights reserved. This occurs in your spiritual life. Watch this Sermon Key Scriptures: Matthew 13:31-32 Ephesians 4:1-16 What Causes the Kingdom to Grow? So also good works are conspicuous, and even those that are not cannot remain hidden (1 Tim. What was it about the care of the church that in many ways was worse than being beaten with rods? There seems to be two reasons. It isn't a string an unceasing demands, it is a life of unceasing communion with the living God. Here whenever it's convenient, not here if it's not convenient. Copyright 2021 College Park Church. I’m not preaching this portion of God’s Word out of any sense of lack, and I think that is the way it should be. So let’s take one step back and just remind ourselves what we see here: This text reminds us again about the serious nature of sin. Third, these hard, but especially awkward, texts remind us what is truly authoritative. I think because of a long tradition of careful and consistent teaching of the Bible, there is a great spirit here of love, support, and encouragement. In verse 18 we read, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and “The laborer deserves his wages.”  The first statement is a quotation from the Old Testament law (Deut. And what does that say about the status of your relationship with Jesus? A young man came up to me, just a handsome young man and he was introduced to me as a first time guest this morning last Sunday night he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior. James 3:1 - My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. It actually is a dynamite experience for someone who doesn't know Christ to hear testimony after testimony after testimony how God has transformed people's lives, and I think you ought to bring unsaved people all the time too. Now what do you think it was that he was carrying in his heart? By walking through a book of the Bible, we are forced to deal with texts that are hard, uncomfortable, confusing, or even awkward. Or who tends a flock without getting some of the milk? The short-term and immediate solution was to teach people the truth (see 1Timothy 1:6). 1, What in the World is a Church? Paul write in Galatians that “if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit” … The whole thing was built around everybody giving away their pieces until the whole thing was put together and I think that illustrated to us that day how important it is that we come to give ourselves away, in a flock, fellowship group, a Bible study, a class, a prayer time, whatever it is. He wants all that we are to be given away in abandonment to Him and I guess that's really the burden that a pastor carries in a church that the people would so live to give themselves away to God. Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? I’m sure that you understand the importance of this. We mourn the separation from this woman of great faith in Jesus. And so I thought just with that as a sort of an introduction I wanted to share the five things that offer me the care of the church. The fruit of the Spirit now flows out of his life because the source –the heart – has been eternally changed. So this was an important issue for Timothy to deal with. There's a group of people always here, many of them are unsaved because they've been brought by the people being baptized, it's so important that we support these people, that we encourage them, that we show how excited and thrilled we are that God is adding to his kingdom. In 2 Corinthians 7:1 it says, "Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit perfecting holiness in the fear of God," cleansing ourselves, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Young lady, she and her husband had brought a couple that was here for the first time and she had in her arm a whole pack full of children's material and I said, "You must be working with the children." When I sometime look into those adult classes and I see the absentees and people who aren't there I wonder if people really understand how important it is that they fellowship and how much there are people there who need them. But he also talks about not prejudging or doing anything from partiality. Good and helpful elders are those who provide effective spiritual leadership. I’m going to take them in reverse order. Our text deals with the issue of how to care for those who care for the church. Practice healthy conflict– even best marriages have conflict, but deal with issues that surface instead of sweeping them under the rug. Or when he said he was in travail till Christ beformed in his people. I found that a congregation feels more like a family when we deal with hard, awkward, and difficult texts. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them, and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. It is the heart's desire of the shepherd of the sheep that they totally come to the place of commitment, of abandoning themselves to Christ and his purposes and his cause, and no one knows better than a pastor that people can be busy, they can be good people, they can be active to some extent in the church, they can be living religious lives, they can be coming to church and worshipping the Lord and yet still miss what is essential because they don't really abandon themselves totally to Christ. In the New Testament church, the care of widows was an important concern... a. We will dive into the dynamics of how the church should treat pastors/elders in a variety of situations. The church is not take younger widows "into the number" - 1 Ti 5:11; cf. We’re probably tempted to skim over these benedictions without much thought, but there is a lot of solid theology here. It is the Scripture that makes us mature, competent, and equipped for every good work (2 Tim. In other words, Paul believed that “those who give leadership to the community . And somewhere down the path you say, "That's enough, I'm going to change the habit pattern. It makes sense. Beyond a church leadership context, there is something important to think about here because Paul is just taking a biblical principle and applying it to church leadership. Worse that being shipwrecked? Understand Them – Go to the effort to trying to put yourself in the shoes of the person that you are … All elders are to lead the church and spiritually influence people, and the means by which they do this is their lives. Therefore, because of the power of the gospel to produce fruit in the lives of people and because of the power of sin to produce bad fruit, the church should take its time with selecting leaders. 12 If others share this rightful claim on you, do not we even more? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop. Humor, Church. So appoint leaders wisely. I think that people need to have the reassurance that no one gets a “free pass” when it comes to accountability. I'm beginning, and I hope you are too, as we study Matthew to get a vision of the lost and damned people of the world on their way to hell. You need the stimulation; you need the fire that is passed from one believer to the next. So that we can hold one another accountable, so that we can be together, to pray together, to talk together, to minister together, to share together because that is an enriching time. 22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. This benediction varies from Paul’s If I were to ask the people near you – the people who really know you – what kind of fruit report would they give? Pastors visit the shut-ins every monthand give them prayers and Holy Communion. Tell him how the Lord is growing you. And when a person receives Christ, a new power takes control. The requirement is that they “rule well.”  This phrase identifies the main role of church leaders, and it fits with word “overseer” in 1 Timothy 3. Paul wanted this church to understand and appreciate the value of spiritual leadership. It doesn’t mean a person is perfect, but good fruit must be evident or there is no real relationship with Jesus (see Galatians 5:16-26). Today we are going to talk about the relationship between the church and its pastors/elders. It is difficult. If we are going to be a caring church, the kind of church that makes an impact on the lives of other people, each of us must learn to care for others. That when you come here, you come not to get, but to give to him adoring praise, that when you hear the wonderful music like you heard tonight, you are able to follow in the words and in the beauty of the melodies a train of thought that lifts you into the presence of God. Once again, we’ve seen the practical wisdom of this great book. He says, “especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.”  Now it is not that the other roles within the eldership are less honorable or less worthy of respect. 5:1-4). The church that mistreats God's men in any age does not have the blessing of God upon them. The Pastoral Leadership Problem in Ephesus. A church should care for its senior pastor financially. Prioritize date nights, Take up a shared hobby, attend marriage conferences. Wrestling with these passages gives evidence that what we are doing here is not a game or a show. An Introduction to the Pastoral Epistles, It shows them the serious consequences of sin, It reminds them of their own potential for error and sin, It causes them to be more discerning in the future regarding teaching and leadership, It creates a natural filter for future leaders, It affirms the significance of spiritual accountability, It demonstrates that the ultimate authority is the Word, not people. Worship from the heart is one element of it, the other element is that you worship in the corporate fellowship of God's people for He inhabits the praises of his people and as we come together collectively in a very special way we become the habitation of the spirit and there uniqueness to the corporate worship of God's people. Church History; Our Pastor; Our Clergy; Our Staff; What We Believe; Sermons; Resources. A boy expected his dog to birth a puppy. Not that it is a message that will be hard on you but that it will be one hard for me to preach. Home / Sermons / Self-Care / Take Care of … Sermons; Topics Acts 3; Appreciation 4; Baptism 1; Blessings 2; Calling 2; Change 3; Choices 2; Church 3; Confession 1; Connection 5; Courage 2; Creation 1; All Topics Series Oldtown Shorts 1; Advent 12; In This House 10; I Can Only Imagine 6; Dreaming of a New Way of Being Church 10; Digging Through the Mess 5 'Twas the Season of Advent … Second, there is a priority issue. That is why there is so much material in 1 Timothy about the qualifications of elders and deacons. Without a personal salary, he relied only on God to supply the money and food needed to support the hundreds of homeless children he befriended in the name of Christ. When Paul talks about the rest standing in fear, he means people will be spiritually woken up to how serious the care for their souls really is. We know through the Apostle Paul you said we can't come unworthily to this table or we'll bring judgment on ourselves and so Lord we will be pure, we will be cleansed. Timothy needs to be pure. The Holy Spirit can do a much better job than we can. 2. That is clear in Scripture in both testaments. You know, I was reading earlier today the letter of Paul to the Corinthians, the second letter, the 11th chapter, and Paul lists there all the difficulties of his ministry and then he adds in verse 28 that the most difficult of all was the care of the church, or in his case the churches, the care of the churches. And on another occasion he encouraged people to give. For many, the role of the pastor is simply to keep the sheep that are already in the "pen" happy and not lose too many of them. Maybe there is impurity, maybe we haven't worshipped as we ought, maybe we haven't been faithful to fellowship and to serve and to proclaim the Gospel, forgive us. Regardless, Paul is now talking about those who are spiritual leaders in the church. Help us to be honest enough to name the sins that we've committed and seek forgiveness. When I traveled across this country over the last two weeks I met people, I can't even number them all, who said to me basically the same thing people say to me all over this nation, "We listen to the radio or we get the tapes or we listen to other Bible teachers on the radio or we read books by men of God, but we have no place where we can go and really feel we are worshipping God." Notice what Paul commands here:  “rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear (v 20). I'm New; Next Steps; About Us. Please include the following statement on any distributed copy:  by Mark Vroegop. This sermon will help a local church to understand the critical importance of purpose and the ultimate consequence it brings: honor of God. The last line of the hymn At the Cross, "Dear Lord I give myself away, 'tis all that I can do." It's been difficult economically for everybody, God has sustained us in many ways, in fact our giving now I understand is about ten percent over what it was last year, but that's the lowest percent increase we've ever had, but it's still an increase and we believe that when God provides the money we get inside the amount He provides. You need the accountability; you need the exercise of mutual ministry. The goal is to teach the whole counsel of God, and that goal supersedes the understandable desire to avoid the risk saying something uncomfortable. What kind of elders? That is, into long term care by the church b. Revelation chapter 20 verse 11, "And I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it from whose presence earth and heaven fled away and no place was found for them. If you dont agree, pray for them instead of criticizing and talking negatively. We hear this caution very clearly in verse 22:  “Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, not take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.”  When Paul talks about “laying on of the hands,” he is referring to some kind of ordination or official appointment into ministry. In verses 3-16 we looked at the compassion program of the church and how to care for widows. It is unfair – even stingy – to muzzle an ox while it is treading grain out of a concern that it might eat a bit of the product. And there was a dead silence, just a hush. Let God deal with it. Scripture teaches us that Jesus is the Chief Shepherd of the church and that we are now His flock. The word can also refer to financial support. My point is because I think it is important for your own soul to regularly express what you value through your money. Summary: God is not only concerned with what is created, he is concerned with how we take care of what was created. Why would Paul make this point? 18 For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.” 19 Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses. They are sinning. Weekly Bible Readings Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Psalm 29 Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 Psalm 62:5-12 Psalm 111 . During this time, we will use this website and our social media channels to connect. The terms “elder, “overseer,” and “pastor” are used interchangeably in the New Testament to refer to the same office or leadership position in the church (Acts 20:17, 28; Titus 1:5, 7; 1 Pet. And secondly, and basically as well, we are all very much aware of the fact that in order for us to have a pure life, David said that he must hide the word in his heart that he might not sin, there must be faithful study of the Word of God and I trust you're at this point in your Christian life daily in the Word of God, every day. Fellowship. Surround yourselves with couples who have strong marriages– 3. The issue is not just dealing with bad leadership but also retaining good leadership. Somewhere in our understanding of church, we long for this – to know that this truth that leads to life is also truth that works in life. Fourth, there is the care also that you be engaged in ministry, ministry. “Elder” had its roots in the culture of the synagogue where a plurality of leaders cared for the congregation. It seems that he is telling Timothy to not assume that everything he hears about the bad elders is true. It relates to the horror of sin and the power of the gospel. Timothy must be exceptionally wise. Ephesians 4:1-16. 20 As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear. He attended the fundamentals of the faith class this morning and he's probably here tonight because he said he was going to come and he needs you and he needs me to help hold him up. Therefore, a charge needs to be on the evidence of two or three witnesses. Psalm 96:9 says, "Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness." And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. And security is not found in structure, constitutions, or leaders. Do you know why this is? And Paul warns Timothy about doing it hastily or too quickly. And the world is full of people like that and a lot of them are right here and we need each other in fellowship. One of the leaders of the church, according to the Bible, is the pastor. We don't beg for more, and so whenever I mention the idea of giving to anyone it isn't so that we can have more money to do what we want, it's so that you can understand the stewardship that God is asking of you that you might enter into his blessing. It's a great opportunity for you to bring unsaved people. Early on in the life of Grace Church we talked a lot about spiritual gifts, we talked a lot about ministry, using your gifts, working for the Lord, giving to the Lord of your substance and I don't want that to change. While we might not choose to deal with them in a “one-off” sermon, it is helpful to work through these passages for a number of reasons. She will be missed! My guess is that you, like me, have seen church leadership at its best and church leadership at its worst. The elders were continually sinning, and it needed to be stopped. And after all since in Hebrews it says we have to give an account for every one of you, we have a great responsibility. This Is My Church This is my church. Second, we learn that care needs to be given to how confirmed sin issues are handled in the body regarding elders. 8 Do I say these things on human authority? Let me give you five things, you know them, they're just reminders. 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