Bible Survey – I Timothy ThemeEncouragementto Godly Leadership 1 Timothy 4:12 Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
Bible Survey – I Timothy Purpose of Writing Part of Timothy’s responsibility in Ephesus was to insure that the teaching of the churches was based on true, sound doctrine and that false teaching be eradicated.
Bible Survey – I Timothy Survey of I Timothy - Church Government in I Timothy - Christ in I Timothy - Church Discipline in I Timothy - Place in the Canon
Bible Survey – I Timothy Church Government 1. Elders/Pastors 2. Deacons
Bible Survey – I Timothy Qualifications of Elders 1. A “one woman man” 2. A good character 3. A good teacher 4. A self-controlled person 5. A contented person 6. A good leader 7. A seasoned believer
Bible Survey – I Timothy Responsibilities of Elders 1. To lead 2. To teach and preach 3. To protect the church from false doctrine
Bible Survey – I Timothy Responsibilities to Elders 1. To honor and respect 2. In some cases, to provide financial support
Bible Survey – I Timothy Qualifications of Deacons 1. A good character 2. A seasoned believer 3. Either male or female 4. Faithfully married 5. A good leader
Bible Survey – I Timothy Christ in I Timothy 1. The Savior of All 2. The Believer’s Example 3. The Eternal King
Bible Survey – I Timothy The Savior of All 1 Timothy 2:5-6 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all…. 1 Timothy 4:10 …we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.
Bible Survey – I Timothy The Believer’s Example 1 Timothy 6:13-14 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate, 14 that you keep the commandment….
Bible Survey – I Timothy The Eternal King 1 Timothy 6:15-16 …He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see….
Bible Survey – I Timothy Church Discipline 1 Timothy 1:3 As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines. 1 Timothy 5:20 Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning.
Bible Survey – I Timothy Place in the Canon Historically, I Timothy outlines the model for church government. Theologically, I Timothy reinforces the importance of the local church. Devotionally, we should recommit ourselves to following God’s instructions.