Paul’s Charge to Timothy: Part 2 (1 Timothy 6:11-19)

Today, we will be looking at the final section of chapter 6, where the Apostle Paul continues his instructions to Timothy on ministering to the various kinds of believers in the church (if you missed Part 1, I encourage you to read it now). The Pastor Himself (1 Tim. 6:11–16, 20–21) But you, man of […]

Paul’s Charge to Timothy: Part 1 (1 Timothy 6:1-10)

Welcome back to our series in 1 Timothy! This chapter continues Paul’s instructions to Timothy on ministering to the various kinds of believers in the church and also how to keep his own life in the will of God. Christian Slaves (1 Tim. 6:1–2) All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their […]

How to Treat Officers in the Church (1 Timothy 5:17-25)

Welcome back to our series in 1 Timothy! Today, we will be looking at the final portion of chapter 5, where the Apostle Paul gives instructions about how to treat officers in the church. Church Officers (1 Tim. 5:17–25) The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially […]

Caring for Widows in the Church (1 Timothy 5:1-16)

Welcome back to our series in 1 Timothy! Today, we will be looking at chapter 5, where the Apostle Paul gives instructions about how to treat various groups of people within the church. The first problem the early church faced was also a modern one: a group of church members were neglected by the ministering […]

How To Be a Man of God: Part 3 (1 Timothy 4)

Welcome back to our series in 1 Timothy! Today, we will be looking at the final section of chapter 4, where the Apostle Paul gives instructions for church leaders (if you missed Part 1 and Part 2, I encourage you to read them now). A Growing Minister Progresses in the Word (1 Tim. 4:13–16) Until […]

How To Be a Man of God: Part 2 (1 Timothy 4)

In 1 Timothy 4, Paul emphasized the character and the work of the minister himself; and he listed three qualities he must possess if he is to be successful in serving God. In Part 1, we saw the first quality of a good minister: he preaches the Word. Today, we will look at the next […]

How To Be a Man of God: Part 1 (1 Timothy 4)

Welcome back to our series in 1 Timothy. Today, we will be looking at chapter 4, where the Apostle Paul gives instructions for church leaders. If you were to write a job description for your pastor, what would it contain? How would it compare with the description he might write? A pastor preaches regularly, performs […]

Qualifications of Church Leaders: Part 2 (1 Timothy 3)

In 1 Timothy 3, Paul described the qualifications of the pastor, deacon, and local church itself. In Part 1, we saw the qualifications of a pastor. Today, we will look at a deacon and local church. The Deacon (1 Tim. 3:8–13) In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in […]

Qualifications of Church Leaders: Part 1 (1 Timothy 3)

Everything rises or falls with leadership, whether it be a family or a local church. The Holy Spirit imparts gifts to believers for ministry in the church, and among those gifts are “pastors and teachers” (Eph. 4:11). As we noted before, even though the church is an organism, it must be organized or it will […]

Spiritual Responsibilities of Men and Women: Part 2 (1 Timothy 2)

In 1 Timothy 2, Paul exhorts the men and women in the church and reminds them of their spiritual responsibilities. In Part 1, we saw a spiritual responsibility of men in the church: praying. Today, we will look at a spiritual responsibility of women. The Women—Submitting (2:9–15) I also want the women to dress modestly, […]

Spiritual Responsibilities of Men and Women: Part 1 (1 Timothy 2)

Welcome back to our study of 1 Timothy. Today, we will be looking at chapter 2, where Paul gives instructions for public worship, emphasizing the importance of prayer and order in church meetings. “Everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way” (1 Cor. 14:40) is a basic principle for the conduct of the […]

Essential Responsibilities of Pastor and Church: Part 2 (1 Timothy 1)

In 1 Timothy 1, Paul explained the three responsibilities of the pastor and people in a local church. In Part 1, we saw the first responsibility: teach sound doctrine. Today, we will look at the next two responsibilities. Proclaim the Gospel (1 Tim. 1:12–17) I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that […]

Essential Responsibilities of Pastor and Church: Part 1 (1 Timothy 1)

“Men wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.” That advertisement appeared in a London newspaper and thousands of men responded! It was signed by the noted Arctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, and that was what made the […]