|THE BOOK OF 1 TIMOTHY CHAPTER 1
I. THE INTRODUCTION OF THE LETTER: VS 1-2
A. This letter was from a great Christian: Paul. v 1
1. Paul was a great apostle. v 1, Acts 9:15
2. Paul had a great hope of eternal live. v 1, 2 Tim. 4:6-8
B. This letter was address to a great Christian: Timothy. v 2 (Timothy
and Paul had the same common faith.) Jude 3-4
C. This letter desired great blessings. v 2
1. Grace is that which each person should desire. v 2, Titus 2:11-12
2. Mercy is that which each person needs. v 2, Psa. 51:1-7, Heb. 4:14-16
3. Peace is that which each person wants. v 2, John 16:33
D. This letter was from the greatest sources.
1. God is our Creator. v 4, Gen. 1:26-27, l John 5:7
2. Christ is our Redeemer. v 4, Acts 2:34-38, Matt. 28:18-20
II. FALSE TEACHERS ARE CONDEMNED: VS 3-11
A. These are our instructions for false teachers. v 3
1. Christians are to warn those persons who are teaching false doctrines.
2. Saints are to examine those persons who are teaching false doctrines.
1 John 4:1
3. Disciples are to mark those persons who are causing divisions among
them. Romans 16:16-17
B. These are the differences between false teaching and true teaching.
1. False doctrines does not promote the truth of God. v 4, Matt. 15:8-9
2. True teaching engenderes a working faith in the gospel system.
v 5, Gal. 5:6
C. These are the fruits of false doctrines. vs 6-7
1. False doctrines transgress the laws of God. v 6, 1 John 3:4
2. False teachings cause dogmatic desires. v 7, Titus 3:11-12
D. These are the differences between the law of Moses and the gospel
system. vs 8-11
1. The law of Moses was a school master to point the Jews to Christ.
vs 8- 10, Gal. 3:19.24
2. The gospel system is the standard by which every thing is to be
tested. v 11, Romans 1:16-18
III. THE SUCCESS OF PAUL: VS 12-20
A. These were the reasons for his success in life. vs 12-15
1. Paul was thankful for his stewardship of the gospel. v 12, 1 Cor.
2. Paul was thankful because he had obtained mercy from God. v 13,
3. Paul was thankful because he had a wonderful faith in Christ. v
14, Phil. 4:13
4. Paul was thankful because he knew that he was going to heaven.
v 15, 2 Tim. 1:13
B. These were the motivations for his success in life. vs 16-17
1. Paul knew that he was a pattern for other Christians to follow.
v 17, 2 Cor. 3:1-2, Matt. 5:14-16
2. Paul knew that God was his helper. v 17, Heb. 13:5-6
C. These were the traits for his success in life. vs 18-20
1. Paul was a great warrior for the Lord. v 18, 2 Tim. 4:6-8
2. Paul knew that he could make shipwreck of his faith in God. vs
19-20, 1 Cor. 9:27, Rev. 2:10
I. THE EXHORTATION FOR PRAYER: VS 1-8
A. These are our admonitions for prayer. v 1
1. Men should pray everywhere. v 1
2. Christians must pray continually. 1 Thess. 5:23
B. These are the kinds of prayer which we should pray. v 1
1. A supplication would be a request for special benefits. v 1, Luke
2. A prayer would be for specific blessings as we need them. v 1,
3. An intercession would be made in behalf of other people. v 1, Gen.
18:24-32 (All these prayers must be offered with a thankful attitude.)
C. These are the requirements of our prayers. vs 1-2
1. Disciples must pray for all men. v 1, 2 Peter 3:9
2. Christians should pray for their civil leaders. v 2, Romans 13:1-7
D. These are the reasons for our prayers. vs 3-7
1. The prayers of the saints are pleasing unto God. v 3, Acts 10:4
2. God wants all men to be saved. vs 3-4, 2 Tim. 2:25
E. These are the conditions of our prayers. v 8
1. Saints must lift up holy hands. v 8, James 4:8
2. Christians should not be wrathful. v 8, Eph. 4:26
3. Disciples ought not to be doubtful. v 8, James 1:5-8
II. THE DUTIES OF CHRISTIAN WOMEN: VS 9-15
A. This is the manner in which they are to dress. v 9 (Christian women
should dress in modest apparel.) 1 Peter 3:1-6
B. These are the works which they are to produce. v 10 (Christian
women should do works which would promotes godliness.) 1 Tim. 5:10-14
C. This is their submission. vs 11-14 (Christian women are to be in
subjection.) 1 Cor. 14:34
D. These are their responsibilities. v 15
1. Christian women can be saved in child bearing. v 15, Gen. 3:15
2. Christian women should be faithful. v 15, Rev. 2:10
3. Christian women must manifest love in the proper manner. v 15,
4. Christian women ought to be holy. v 15, 1 Peter 1:15-16
I. THESE ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF AN ELDER: VS 1-7
A. These are the domestic qualifications for an elder.
1. An elder must be the husband of one wife. v 2, Matt. 19:3-12
2. An elder should have his children in subjection. v 4, Eph. 6:1-4
3. An elder ought to rule his own house well. v 5, Prov. 29:15
B. These are the positive qualifications of an elder.
1. An elder must desire the office of an elder for the right reason.
v 1, 1 Peter. 5:2
2. An elder should be blameless in character. v 1, 2 Peter 3:14
3. An elder needs to be vigilant in life. v 1, 1 Cor. 16:13
4. An elder should be sober minded. v 1, 1 Peter 5:8
5. An elder ought to be of good behavior. v 1, Gal. 6:10
6. An elder must be friendly. v 1, Heb. 13:1-2
7. An elder should be a teacher of the word of God. v 2, Heb. 5:12-14
8. An elder needs to be patient. v 3, James 5:11
9. An elder should have a good report in the community. v 7, Matt.
C. These are the negative qualifications of an elder.
1. An elder must not be given to wine. v 3, Prov. 20:1
2. An elder should not be a striker of other persons. v 3, Matt. 5:39
3. An elder ought not to be a lover of money. v 3, 1 Tim. 6:10
4. An elder must not be a brawler. v 3, Gal. 5:14-15
5. An elder should not be a covetous person. v 3, Col. 3:5
6. An elder ought not to be a new convert. v 6
II. THESE ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A DEACON: VS 8-13
A. These are the domestic qualifications for a deacon.
1. A deacon must be the husband of one wife. v 13, Matt. 19:3-9
2. A deacon should have his children under controlled. v 13, Eph.
B. These are the positive qualifications for a deacon.
1. A deacon must be grave. v 8, 1 Peter 3:15
2. A deacon should be faithful. v 9, Rev. 2:10
3. A deacon ought to be proven. v 10, Psa. 37:25
4. A deacon need to be blameless. v 10, Phil. 2:15
C. These are the negative qualifications for a deacon.
1. A deacon should not be a doubled tongued person. v 8, James 1:8
2. A deacon can not be given to much vine. v 8, 1 Peter 4:7
3. A deacon must not be greedy for filthy lucre. v 8, 1 Tim. 6:10
III. CHRISTIAN CONDUCT: VS 14-16
A. This is the authority for Christian conduct. v 14
1. The scriptures are authoritative. 2 Tim. 3:16-17
2. The scriptures are our final authority. John 12:48
B. This is the place for Christians conduct. v 15
1. Saints can not glorify God in a man-made church. Matt. 16:18, Acts
2. Christians can glorify God in the New Testament church. Eph. 3:20-21
C. These are the requirements for Christian conduct. v 15
1. Christians must uphold the truth because the church is the pillar
and ground of the truth.
a). The church was built upon the truth. Matt. 16:13-18
b). The church is the foundation of the truth. 1 Cor. 3:11
2. Christians must obey the truth of God. John 8:31-32, Heb. 5:8-9
D. These are our examples for Christian conduct. v 17
1. Jesus was God manifested in the flesh because He was the Incarnated
Word upon the earth. John 1:1-3,14
2. Jesus was justified in the Spirit. Matt. 17:1-5
3. Jesus was seen of angels. Luke 22:43
4. Jesus was preached unto the Gentiles. Acts 10:34-35
5. Jesus was believed on in the world. Acts 8:37
6. Jesus was received upon in glory. Acts 7:55-56
I. THE GREAT APOSTASY: VS 1-5
A. This was the assurance of that great apostasy. v 1 (The Holy Spirit
said, "Some shall depart from the faith")
B. This was the time for that great apostasy. v 1 ("Latter Times":
The great apostasy really started in the First Century.)
C. These were the causes for that great apostasy. v 1-2
1. Some people would give heed to seducing spirits. 1 John 4:1, Matt.
7:15, 2 Peter 2:1-3
2. Some people would give heed to the doctrines of devils. 2 Cor.
3. Some people would speak lies in hypocrisy. Jude 3-4
4. Some people would have their consciences seared with religious
error. 2 Thess. 2:11-12
D. These were the traits of that great apostasy. v 3
1. Some people would be forbidden to marry. Heb. 13:4
2. Some people would be commanded to abstain from meats. Romans 14:17
E. These were the errors of that great apostasy. vs 4-5
1. Some of the Jewish teachers had a part in that great apostasy.
Acts 15:5,20 (Some of the Jewish teachers wanted to bind the law of Moses
upon Christians.) Col. 2:14, Gal. 3:10-13
2. The desire to be first in power, rule and authority in a congregation
was a cause in that great apostasy. 3 John 9-10 (There would be many people
with the personality of Diotrephes who would claim to be a Christian.)
II. BEING A GOOD MINISTER: VS 6-10
A. These are the reasons for being a good minister. v 6
1. A minister would be preaching the true gospel of Christ. Gal. 1:6-9
2. A minister would be upholding the truth of God. Rev. 22:18-19
B. These are the blessings for being a good minister. v 6
1. The faith of a minister would be increased. Romans 16:25-27
2. The teachings of a minister would be sound. 2 John 9-11
C. These are the requirements for being a good minister. vs 9-10
1. A minister would not be deceived by religious error. v 7, 1 John
4:1, Matt. 15:8-9
2. A minister would know the truth of God. vs 7-8, Heb. 12-14
D. This will be the reward for being a good minister. vs 9-10 (The
faithful minister will be given eternal life.) Romans 2:7
III. BEING A SERVANT OF GOD: VS 11-16
A. These are the requirements for being a good servant of God. v 1
1. A faithful Christian will not preach religious error. Matt. 15:8-9
2. A faithful disciple will preach the true word of God. 2 Tim. 4:1-4
B. These are the influences for being a good servant of God. v 12
1. A Christian can become an example of the believers in word. Col.
2. A brother in Christ can become an example of the believers in conversation.
3. A saint can become an example of the believers in love. Romans
4. A Christian can become an example of the believers in spirit. Phil.
5. A disciple can become an example of the believers in faith. Gal.
6. A saint can become an example of the believers in purity. 1 Tim.
C. These are the ways to become a good servant of God. vs 13-16
1. Brethren must study the word of God. v 13, 2 Tim. 2:15
2. Christians should develop their talents. v 14, Matt. 25:20
3. Saints need to meditate upon the word of God. v 15, Psa. 1:1-3
4. Disciples ought to continue to serve the Lord faithfully. v 16,
I. OUR DUTIES TOWARD OTHER PEOPLE: VS 1-8
A. These are our duties toward other people. vs 1-8
1. A Christian should honor the older men as a father. v 1
2. A disciple must honor the younger men as a brother. v 1
3. A brother in Christ ought to honor the older women as a mother.
4. A saint needs to honor the younger women as a sister. v 2
5. A Christian must honor a widow as a true widow. v 3
a). A widow with children should be financially supported by her relatives.
b). A faithful widow has her hope fixed upon God. v 5, Heb. 6:18-19
c). An unfaithful widow lives in the pleasures of sin. v 6, Heb. 11:24-27
B. These are our responsibilities toward other people. vs 7-8
1. If Christians obey these admonitions, they will be blameless. v
2. If Christians fail to obey these admonitions, they would be denying
the faith. v 8
II. THE WIDOWS WHO RECEIVE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM THE CHURCH: VS 9-16
A. These are the widows which the church can financially support.
1. This widow should be at least sixty years old or older. v 9
2. This widow needed to have been faithful unto the Lord. v 10
B. These are the widows which the church can not financially support.
vs 11- 13
1. The church can not financially support the younger widows. v 11
a). The younger widows might forsake Christ. v 11
b). The younger widows can cast off their first love. v 12
c). The younger widows may become A trouble maker. v 13
2. These are the instructions which are given for the younger women.
vs 14- 16
a). The younger women should marry. v 14
b). The younger women should not become unfaithful. v 15
c). The younger women should depend upon their relatives for financial
support. v 16
III. OUR DUTIES TOWARD AN ELDER: VS 17-19
A. An elder who serves as a preacher should receive double honor.
B. An elder is worthy of his hire. v 18
C. An elder can only be rebuked before two or three witnesses. v 19
IV. THESE WERE THE CHARGES WHICH WERE GIVEN TO TIMOTHY: VS 20-25
A. Timothy was to rebuke those persons who sin before all so that
other people may not commit the act of sin. v 20
B. Timothy was to be impartial toward other persons. v 21, James 2:9
C. Timothy needed to keep himself pure. v 22, Matt. 5:8
D. Timothy was to keep his infirmities under control. v 23
E. Timothy needed to keep his works exposed before all men so that
they could understand his good works. vs 24-25, Matt. 5:14-16
I. THE SERVANT AND THE MASTER RELATIONSHIP: VS 1-2
A. The servant must count his master worthy of due honor. v 1
B. The master must honor his slave with the proper respect. v 2
II. FALSE TEACHERS: VS 3-5
A. This is their doctrine. v 3 (False teachers reject the words of
Christ.) Col. 3:16-17
B. This is their character. v 4 (False teachers are arrogant.)
C. This is their rebuke. v 5 (Christians must withdraw from them.)
III. BEING CONTENTED IN LIFE: VS 6-8
A. These are the ways to achieve our contentment in life. v 6
1. Christians should learn to be godly with their contentment. 1 Tim.
2. Disciples must learn to be content with their lot in life. Heb.
B. These are the reasons for our contentment in life. v 7
1. Christians can learn to be content in their poverty. v 7, Job 1:21
2. Saints can learn to be content in their prosperity. Phil. 4:11
C. These are the assurances for our contentment in life. v 8
1. God will give us food to eat. Matt. 6:26
2. God will give us clothes to wear. Matt. 6:30
IV. THE PERILS OF RICHES: VS 9-10
A. These are the deceitfulness of riches. v 9
1. The rich can fall into many different kinds of temptations. v 9,
2. The rich can fall into many different kinds of snares. v 9, Eph.
3. The rich can fall into many different kinds of hurtful lust. v
9, James 5:3
B. These are the effects of riches. v 10
1. The love of money is the root of all evil. v 10, Prov. 15:27
2. The love of money engenderes covetousness. v 10, Col. 3:5
3. The love of money causes a person to depart from the faith. v 10,
Jude 3- 4
4. The love of money causes many different kinds of sorrow. v 10,
V. THE MAN OF GOD: VS 11-12
A. These are the instructions which are given for being a man of God.
1. A man of God must flee from the love of money. v 11, Mark 10:24
2. A man of God should pursue after righteousness. v 11, Matt. 5:20
3. A man of God needs to pursue after godliness. v 11, 2 Peter 3:11
4. A man of God ought to develop his faith in God. v 11, Gal. 5:6
5. A man of God must learn to be patient. v 11, James 1:4
6. A man of God needs to manifest meekness. v 11, Matt. 5:5
B. These are the ways by which we can remain a man of God. v 12
1. Christians can remain a man of God by fighting a good fight of
faith. v 12, 2 Tim. 4:6-8
2. Disciples can continue to be a man of God by laying hold on eternal
life. v 12, Rev. 3:12
VI. KEEPING THE COMMANDMENTS: VS 13-16
A. These are the charges to keep the commandments of God. v 13
1. Christians are charged before God to keep the commandments. Isa.
2. Disciples are charged before Christ to keep the commandments. Rev.
B. These are our mandates to keep the commandments. v 14
1. A Christian can not break any one of the commandments of God and
be pleasing unto Him. James 2:10-13
2. A saint must keep the commandments of God. Eccles. 12:13-14
C. These are the blessings for keeping the commandments of God. vs
1. Immortality is the life which our Lord possesses. vs 14-15
a). Our Lord brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
2 Tim. 1:10
b). Our Lord has promised to give unto those persons who are faithful
the spiritual blessings of Immortality. Romans 2:7
2. Immortality is the greatest desire which we have in this life.
2 Cor. 5:1-4
VII. THE RICH PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD: VS 17-19
A. These are the charges which are given unto the rich people of this
world. vs 17-18
1. The rich must not be high minded. v 17, Romans 12:3
2. The rich should not trust in uncertain riches. v 17, Mark 10:24
3. The rich needs to trust in the living God. v 17, Psa. 37:3
4. The rich ought to do good deeds. v 18, Heb. 13:16
5. The rich should be rich in good works. v 18, Titus 2:7
6. The rich ought to ready to distribute. v 18, Acts 20:35
7. The rich needs to be willing to communicate. v 18, Gal. 6:10
B. These are the reasons for those charges. v 19
1. The rich would be laying up for themselves spiritual treasures
in heaven. v 19, Matt. 6:19-21
2. The rich would be laying hold on eternal life. v 19, Jude 21
VIII. THESE WERE THE SPECIAL CHARGES WHICH WERE GIVEN TO TIMOTHY: VS 20-21
A. Paul wanted Timothy to be a good minister of the gospel. v 20
B. Paul desired that Timothy would be blessed with the grace of God.
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