TIMOTHY-1 TOTAL CHAPTERS: 6
TIMOTHY-1 TOTAL VERSES: 113
TOTAL WORDS: 2,269
DATE WRITTEN: 63 AD
Sound Teaching. Instructions for a Young Disciple. The Gospel and False Teachings. Instructs for Timothy for the duty of a pastor.
BOOK OF TIMOTHY-1 KEY VERSES:
2:5: For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
2:12: I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.
3:1-2: Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
4:9-10: This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.
6:12: Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
The three books of New Testament Timothy 1, Timothy-2 and Titus are also called the Pastoral Epistles as they are written to young men entrusted with the role of leading or pastoring a church. As these letters are written to individuals, they are thus more personal and direct than Paul’s other letters as they are penned for some of his closest companions. This letter was written to legitimate young Timothy’s leadership and to direct the young church. It is written soon after Paul left Ephesus for Macedonia, in the early 60s AD. Timothy was in Ephesus when he received this letter. Timothy is mentioned almost 24 times in the New Testament. He was from Lystra. His mother was a Jewish believer and his father, a Greek. Timothy was taught the Old Testament from his childhood by his mother and grandmother. However, it was Paul who delivered him the gospel of Jesus because Paul often refers to Timothy as “my son in the faith.” Paul encourages Timothy and reminds him of the work at hand. He reveals his fears to Timothy of the dangers within the church and advises on the ethical behavior of all individuals. Timothy addresses such subjects as the responsibilities, requisites and qualifications of church personnel, the treatment of widows, inspirations of Scripture and the expectation of a future reward.
CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY:
Chapter#1. Legalism & Unsound Teaching Rebuked. Instructions For Timothy In Ephesus. Warning against false teachers not to teach strange doctrines. Paul tells of his own ignorance, and what type of man he was, before obtaining mercy.
Chapter#2. Prayer for Government Leaders. Offer prayers on behalf of all men. One God, one mediator. How women should be attired. Instructions for men and women.
Chapter#3. Qualifications for Pastors & Deacons. Paul writes about bishops and deacons, and their wives and how they should be qualified. Overseers and servants must be above reproach. The Mystery and the Sacred secret of godly devotion.
Chapter#4. The doctrine of Demons vs. Good Doctrine. The Coming Apostasy. Paul foresees that in the following times there shall be a departure from the faith. Prove yourself as an example of faith to the believers. Physical training versus godly devotion.
Chapter#5. The Ministry of Widows. Give special honor to true widows and to elders who lead well. Honoring Worthy Elders And Dealing With Sinners. The Support Of Widows. Few men’s sins go before unto judgment, and some men’s follow after.
Chapter#6. The Christian in Business. Love of money the root of all evil. False Teachers And The Love Of Money. Fight the good fight of faith. Renewed Charge To Timothy.