How Much Money is Enough?
Wisdom for a Young Head Coach
I Timothy 6:1-10
- What sort of attitude should the most junior staff member have toward the Head Coach? (v.1) The Coach is worthy of all honor.
- What difference should it make to those staff members whether or not the Head Coach is a believer in Christ or not? (v.2) It should make no difference at all. Why? Some Christians could presume preferential treatment from a Christian Head Coach and that would be improper.
- What sorts of attitudes often underlie the aberrant training and motivational methods used by some coaches? (vv.3-5) Conceit, ignorance, morbid interests, envy, strife, abusive speech, evil suspicions, depraved minds, greed…
- How do we gain greatly through godliness with contentment? (vv.7-8) A grateful attitude and proper perspective…
- What are some inherent dangers for the coach who is motivated by greed? (vv.9-10) They fall into temptation and traps, ruin and destruction, all sorts of evil…
- Watch for improper attitudes within your staff. They may assume you’ll give them preferential treatment if they’re Christians.
- Discern the attitudes that may be behind that odd training technique or motivational method.
- Watch out for greed… live a life of contentment.
- Read the bible verse aloud at the beginning.
- The questions for discussion will appear in normal text like this.
- Suggested answers, discussion hints and follow up questions will appear in italics like this.
1 Timothy 6