Conflict, Controversy, and Money
As leadership issues were central to the challenges Timothy faced in Ephesus, it’s not surprising false teaching was at the center of it. These false teachers were stirring up controversy and conflict all over the church. Paul recognized that their pride was related to greed and a desire to use ministry for financial gain.
Paul encouraged Timothy to pursue contentment not only to overcome greed but also to overcome controversy and the endless debates that left the church constantly conflicted. Pastor Jim looks at how our own contentment can protect us from gree and endless controversy.