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Equality and Submission (4 of 11)
Series: 1 Timothy - Vintage Church
1 Timothy 2:11-15
Did I detect a little rise in blood pressure when that Scripture was read?! Believe me, mine is up a little bit, too! So pray for me this morning! You know, this is one of those passages that really tests our commitment to expository preaching. Because if our approach were to skip anything in the Bible that's controversial, we would definitely skip right over this one, right? But we believe that all Scripture is inspired by God, and that God has something to say to us from this passage. So we're going to take it on!
Before we get into it, let me just say ''Thank You'' to everyone who stepped up and took a gift tag from our Loaves and Fishes ministry. In case you didn't know, we have about 30-40 families that are experiencing hard times, and we help them with food every week. And around Christmas time we ask those families to tell us what their kids might like for Christmas. And we put those requests on tags, and then people from the Chapel go out and buy those gifts. And as of Wednesday night, we still had about 60 tags that hadn't been taken. And at the Thanksgiving Eve service, all of them were taken, and those gifts are being turned in today. So thank you to everyone who was a part of this-it's one of those things that just makes me proud of our church!
Let's just pray for wisdom…[PRAY]
We live in a culture that says there is no difference between men and women. I mean, there's a biological difference, of course. But aside from the physical, biological difference, out culture tells us that there's no distinction between men and women. And anyone who thinks there's a difference between men and women is being sexist and outdated and regressive. And they need to get out of the dark ages and come into the 21st century. Right?
Now, to be fair, let's admit that history is filled with examples of insecure men who have treated women badly. Right? And ...
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