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Commentaries for 1 Timothy Chapter 5

The Christian Leader and Relationships

As with an article of clothing, the church has its seams, created naturally by age differences, gender differences, economic differences and so on...
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Instructions Concerning Widows

Here is a scene that is played out far too often in our churches today...
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Proper Recognition of Widows in Need

The opening instruction (v...
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The Young Widow

To the modern ear, Paul comes off sounding very unfair here...
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Instructions Concerning Elders

Leaders can make or break a church...
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Proper Regard for Faithful Elders

Paul's esteem for those called to leadership is evident from the way he begins his instructions with those who had remained faithful...
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Discipline of Elders

When a leader errs, the rest of the leadership must discipline the offender...
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Careful Selection of Elders

The recent defection of some elders in the church certainly underlined the need for care in selecting replacements...
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