Providing for Our Families
May 13, 2018 | Wes McAdams
Passage: 1 Timothy 5:1-8
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and while we will certainly be discussing mothers and motherhood, our topic will be much broader than that. Taking care of our families is how we “show godliness” (1 Timothy 5:4). Sometimes we need a reminder that the work we are doing caring for our children, our aging parents, our grandchildren, or anyone else, is actually religious work. It is God-honoring work. And when families aren’t there to help, the church steps in to take up the slack.
Every follower of Jesus - married or single, a parent or not - must be committed to honoring God’s family structures. After all, in one way or another, everyone is part of a family or connected to a family. But when family structures break down, the church must become the family people need.