I Timothy Lesson 1


Key Verse: I Timothy 3:15, 16, “But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

Key WordS: Doctrine – found 8 times; Good – found 22 times

Theme: The conduct of Pastors and Members and the qualification of Leaders

Date: 63-64 A.D.

Writer: Gives his name: Saul – Hebrew name; Paul – Latin (Paulus). States his office: Apostle, author, authority. Gives title of Lord: “Jesus” The Savior. “Christ” The Sanctified. “Lord” The Sovereign.

Written to: Timothy (a young Pastor at Ephesus) from: Rome (between two imprisonments)

The Book: Number in Bible – 54th in Bible; Number in chapters – 6; Number in verses – 113; Number in order of writing – 15 in the New Testament.

Purpose: Paul exhorts Timothy to:

1) Stand firm (v. 3)

2) Speak up (v. 4)

3) Take care (v. 18)

4) Fight on (v. 19)

5) Keep true (v. 20)


Chapter 1 – How to deal with heresy

Chapter 2-3 – How to regulate church life

Chapter 4-6 – How to conduct our daily living


Pure doctrine (Ch. 1)

Paul’s message was authentic (1:15)

Paul’s message was acceptable (1:15)

Paul’s message was adaptable (1:15)

Public responsibility of church (Ch. 2)

Public praying (1-8)

Presentable women (9-15)

Prerequisites for officers of church (Ch. 3)

Qualifications of Pastors (1-7)

Qualifications of Deacons (8-15)

Quality of their message (16)

Pastoral Pattern of Church (Ch. 4)

Expressed concern over false teachers (1-7)

Exhortation to young pastors (8-16)

Practical Conduct of Believers in Church (Ch. 6)

Concerning servants (1-2)

Concerning subversives (3-6)

Concerning substances (7-10)

Concerning soundness (7-21)

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