All of us have been given a little chunk out of eternity called "time". It is a gift which God gives sparingly, and therefore it is not to be wasted. For someday, as with all of God's gifts, we will have to give account for how we used it.
One of the great duties and privileges of a Christian is to tell others about Jesus. While most of us know this the thought of actually witnessing scares us. However as with many other things in life, the best way to learn is by doing.
Discrimination, unfairness, rejection, injustices, offenses; what should be done with life's inequalities? He is a foolish man who insists on stubbing his toe just because there is a stumbling block in his path. Christ showed us what to do with rejections and hurts; let us learn from His example.
The leadership of the church is very important. In the book of 1st Timothy Paul spends a considerable amount of time talking about the character traits men must display if they are to be bishops or deacons.
From the beginning, wherever the truth of the Gospel went, the voices of error followed soon after. Paul taught Timothy to overcome many various forms of error by godly living, faithful teaching, and self-discipline.
Timothy, the spiritual leader of the church at Ephesus, was given instructions by Paul on how to relate to various members of God's family. There are a variety of people in our congregations, but there is a proper way to relate to each one.