Daily Archives: March 12, 2008

1 Timothy 5:17-21 The Care and Feeding of Elders I

Very early on the in the newborn church the Apostles provided the initial teaching (Acts 2:42ff), but later , other teachers who understood the gospel began to travel from town to town teaching as best they could. For instance consider Apollos in Acts 18:24-28. He came first to Ephesus and then went on to Corinth to teach.
As the church continued to expand, they appointed elders to guide them. The elders were responsible to leading and teaching the church. The church in turn had a responsibility to the Elders. This passage provides some guidelines for the Church in taking care of her Elders. The first aspect of this is in the area of finances.