May 12, 2024 – Advice to Women in Church – 1 Timothy 2:8-15 – Mother’s Day Sunday

There are some passages in the Bible that cause us to scratch our heads and wonder: “What in the world was he thinking?” Paul’s advice to Timothy about women in church is certainly one of those passages. Please abstain from throwing tomatoes during the Scripture reading!

Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:8-15

1 Timothy 2:8-15

New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition

8 I desire, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument, 9 also that the women should dress themselves in moderate clothing with reverence and self-control, not with their hair braided or with gold, pearls, or expensive clothes, 10 but with good works, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God. 11 Let a woman[a] learn in silence with full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman[b] to teach or to have authority over a man;[c] she is to keep silent. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve, 14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15 Yet she will be saved through childbearing, provided they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control