The Compassionate Church
1. Our ministry of correction must be gracious.
1 Timothy 5:1-2
A. Correct an older man as if he were your father.
B. Correct a younger man as if he were your brother.
C. Correct an older woman as if she were your mother.
D. Correct a younger woman as if she were your sister.
2. Our ministry of compassion must be appropriate.
1 Timothy 5:3-16; James 1:27
A. We should financially support widows who have a genuine need and are godly. 1 Timothy 5:3-8, 16
B. We should enlist for ministry service widows who are over sixty years old, were faithful to their husbands and are godly. 1 Timothy 5:9-10
C. We should not enlist younger widows for ministry service. 1 Timothy 5:11-15