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May 2019

Lesson Review – 1 Timothy 3:1-7 – Character Counts


Here are some review notes from this week’s lesson in our preschool and K-4 classes. This week we studied 1 Timothy 3:1-7 – Character Counts. This is lesson 70 of 78 in our study of the New Testament. This lesson corresponds with Story 148 in The Gospel Story Bible and with Week 70 of the Old Story New family devotional.

Gospel Truth for Today

Our good works do not commend us to God, Jesus’ good works do.

The Lesson In A Sentence (or Two)

Because he loves his Church, Jesus wants pastors lives’ to show a character that reflects his character. In his letter to Timothy, the
apostle Paul explains the characteristics that should mark the pastors of the church.

Questions for Discussion

Why did God give us pastors?

God gave us pastors to teach us his Word and show us by their example how we should live it out.

Can you remember any of the qualities that pastors were supposed to have?

Be above reproach—not be able to be reasonably accused of unrepentant sin. Be the husband of one wife—not be married to two people at once. Be temperate—not be rash or quick to judge. Be self-controlled—control appetites and desires. Be respectable—be orderly and worthy of respect. Be hospitable—enjoy reaching out to guests in the home. Be able to teach—be able to communicate and teach God’s Word. Not be given to drunkenness—not get drunk with alcohol. Not be violent but gentle—not be given to anger or fits of rage. Not be quarrelsome—be a peacemaker. Not be a lover of money—not love riches or money. Manage his family well—effectively lead his family in the things of God. Have obedient children—have children who are respectful and receive correction. Not be a recent convert—have experience as a Christian. Have a good reputation with outsiders—be honorable towards all people. Not pursue dishonest gain—work faithfully for the money he receives. Hold to the truths of the faith—believe sound doctrine

Praying Together- Take time to pray with your child, ask God to help your pastors lead lives outlined in
1 Timothy 3:1-7.

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