How Do Shepherds Serve Sheep Without Getting Sheared? What advice would you give to a young minister whose congregation despised his youth, put up with false teachers, and failed to behave properly in church?

1 Timothy 4:14-16 adds five more commands, from a seasoned mentor to his 1st mate, to deal with this very real situation in a 1st century local church.

This Bible passage reminds us that God has given us church leaders for a reason and that they are a vital part of God’s plan to give us all a “makeover” here and in the hereafter.