An Expositional Sermon
1 Timothy 6:1-2a
“Slaves Honor Masters”
Theme/Big Idea: Believers who are bond-servants honor their masters.
Aim/Appropriation/Application: Show all honor to the authorities that the Lord has placed over you in your life.
(1) Give All Honor to Masters (1 Timothy 5:17-18)
(2) Giving Honor Where Honor May Not Be Due (1 Timothy 5:19-21)
(3) Honor for the Name of God (1 Timothy 5:22-25)
Questions for Further Reflection
(1) What do you do when you are in a circumstance that you feel is unjust?
(2) How can we give honor to an authority over us that we don’t feel that honor is due? Our answer to this will be similar to how we answer the question, “How can we forgive someone whom we feel is unforgivable?” If someone hasn’t “earned” respect how can we show it?
(3) What does it look like in your life to remain in the position in which you were when you were called?
(4) How can we cultivate a heart and mind that isn’t concerned about our station in life? How can we live humble lives for the glory of God in seeming obscurity and insignificance?
(5) What can we do so that even if we would be a slave that this world can’t touch us? How can we cultivate a hope in Christ that is so strong that we can suffer in this life for the sake of trusting in Christ?
(6) How might the Lord use our giving all honor to masters as a means to draw those in authority over us to faith in Christ? Do you think about your life as an instrument in the Redeemer’s hand to live for Christ in the midst of difficulty so that more might trust in Christ, rather than constantly seeking our temporal material comfort?
(7) How might our honoring be a reflection of how God in Christ has shown honor to those to whom it is not due, namely you and me?