Paul’s two personal letters to Timothy and one letter to Titus are called the “Pastoral Epistles.” Each gives advice to younger coworkers of Paul who served as his representatives, visiting and giving guidance to churches in various cities of the Roman Empire. First Timothy was written some time between Paul’s release from prison about A.D. 62 and his execution under Nero in A.D. 68. The letter warned against false teachers, gave qualifications for local church leaders, and dealt with a variety of other practical issues related to healthy, vital congregational life. This book is especially helpful to those in any leadership position.
OUTLINE OF CONTENTS
|I.||Timothy’s Task||1 Tim. 1|
|II.||Guiding the Church||1 Tim. 2–3|
|III.||Personal Encouragement||1 Tim. 4|
|IV.||Relationships in Church||1 Tim. 5–6|