1 Timothy 3:8-13

We continue our study of 1 Timothy with Paul’s instructions for appointing deacons within the church. We note that deacons are servants with no leadership function. We concluded with a review of Paul’s instructions about overseers and deacons and the questions these instructions raise for today’s churches.

Jonah 2:8-9a

Jonah’s prayer Part III – A consideration of the sin of idolatry in ancient times and today. The Hebrew word for mercy ( חֶסֶד – checed ). The desire of God for us to offer sacrifices gladly.