Saturday September 4, 2021

Saturday – September 4th – 1 Timothy 2:11-15     -----     
2:11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. 
12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. 
13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. 
15 Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.

The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:
   Hello Saturday! The weekend is officially here and the temperatures in O’Fallon are a reminder that fall is just around the corner. Speaking of fall - It’s not too late for you to join a group for our September church-wide study focused on “Awakening”. We will be busy during this study engaged in prayer and seeking a spiritual revival to touch the lives of every person who is part of SunRise. Our first group meetings begin next while the actual study of the book “Revival Rising” launches during the week of September 12th. If you are interested in joining a group, you can check out the group options by going to There are in-building groups, in-home groups, and online groups available. I am leading an online group on Thursdays from 6:30-8pm, and I would love for you to join me.
   In our pick verses today, Paul continues to speak into a specific issue that had arisen in the church in Ephesus. It is important to remember that one of the major challenges facing Timothy in his ministry at Ephesus was the presence of the pagan temple of Diana, a goddess of fertility that drew millions of visitors each year. Included in the worship at Diana’s temple was interaction with temple prostitutes. In the early days of the church in Ephesus converts were still detaching from their old ways of life. As you read these verses, we are to be reminded that the restrictions shared by Paul had been based on the inappropriate behavior of some women who were recently converted from paganism – very possibly some of them could have been former temple prostitutes. Paul himself did not disapprove of women praying and prophesying in public, provided they were properly attired. Also, Paul freely acknowledged his debt to a considerable group of women who helped form the New Testament church (Romans16:1-15). In my years of ministry, I have witnessed that leaving the old habits behind when we become a follower of Jesus, more often happens in steps and not always instantaneously.

  Pastor Jim
Sunday – September 5th – 1 Timothy 3:1-3
*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Daily Walk: Full Size) (Kindle Locations 47979-47980). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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