1. The Importance of Being Sound (1) 2. Those for Whom Christians Ought to Pray (2:1-7) 3. Those by Whom Public Prayers Should Be Led or The Roles of Men and Women in Worship (2:8-15) 4. Qualifications for Elders and Deacons (3) 5. Spiritual Fitness for the Preacher (4) 6. The Churches Responsibility to Widows (5:1-16) 7. Additional Comments Concerning Elders and Preachers (5:17-25) 8. Servants and Masters (6:1-2) 9. False Teachers and Wealth (6:3-10) 10. Final Instructions to Timothy (6:11-21)
Paul probably taught Timothy on his first missionary journey. As he began his second journey, "he came to Derbe and Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a certain Jewish woman who believed, but his father was Greek" (Acts 16:1). Timothy began accompanying Paul in his work (around A.D. 54). Paul writes of him ten years later: "For I have no one likeminded, who will sincerely care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus. But you know his proven character, that as a son with his father he served with me in the gospel" (Phil. 2:20-22). Paul also refers to Timothy as "my true son in the faith" (1 Tim. 1:2) and "my beloved son" (2 Tim. 1:2).
1:15 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. 2:5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. 2:11-14 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, But the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. 4:16 Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. 6:6-8 But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
1:18-20 Hymenaeus and Alexander made shipwreck of their faith and were delivered to Satan. 3:1-13 Qualification of elders and deacons. 3:15 Correct conduct in the house of God, which is the church of the living God. 4:1-2 " latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron." 5:17 The elders who rule well are to "be counted worthy of double honor...." 5:19 "Do not receive an accusation against an elder...." 5:23 "...use a little wine for your stomach's sake...." 6:3-4 "If anyone...does not consent to wholesome words...he is proud, knowing nothing...." 6:12 Timothy had made "the good confession in the presence of many witnesses." 6:15 Jesus Christ is "the King of kings and Lord of lords." 6:17-19 True riches. 6:20 Beware of what is "falsely called knowledge" (science, KJV).

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