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Sep 20, 2017 - Route 66. Understanding 1 and 2 Timothy. Dr. Stephen Rummage, Senior Pastor. Bell Shoals Baptist Church. September 20, 2017. 1 Timothy ...

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1 Route 66 Understanding 1 and 2 Timothy Dr. Stephen Rummage, Senior Pastor Bell Shoals Baptist Church September 20, 2017 1 Timothy 3:14 (ESV) I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, 1 Timothy 3:15 (ESV) if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth. Themes: 1 Timothy – The Church of God 2 Timothy – The Man of God What Does the Bible Say About Itself? 2 Timothy 3:14-17 2 Timothy 3:14 (ESV) But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 2 Timothy 3:15 (ESV) and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV) All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3:17 (ESV) that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 1. The Bible is limitless in its depth. 2 Timothy 3:14 (ESV) But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 2 Timothy 3:15 (ESV) and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings … 1 Peter 2:2 (ESV) Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

2 2. The Bible is redemptive in its message. 2 Timothy 3:15 (ESV) and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 1 Peter 1:22 (ESV) Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 1 Peter 1:23 (ESV) since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 3. The Bible is unfailing in its truth. 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV) All Scripture is breathed out by God … Deuteronomy 32:4 (ESV) “The Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is He. Numbers 23:19 (ESV) God is not man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not fulfill it? 2 Peter 1:19 (ESV) And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 2 Peter 1:20 (ESV) knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 2 Peter 1:21 (ESV) For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 4. The Bible is beneficial in its purpose. 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV) All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3:17 (ESV) that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

3 Psalm 119:18 (ESV) Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Your law. Psalm 119:129 (ESV) Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them.

Understanding 1 Timothy Meaning: Named for the recipient of the letter Author: Paul Audience: Timothy in Ephesus between Paul’s first and second Roman imprisonment. Date of Writing: 63-66 AD Theme: To encourage the youthful Timothy and provide a guide for church administration. Key Verse: 1 Timothy 3:15 Structure of 1 Timothy I.

Concerning Doctrine (1 Timothy 1:1-20) a. Paul’s Past Charge to Timothy (1:1-11) b. Christ’s Past Charge to Paul (1:12-17) c. First Charge: “Wage the Good Warfare” (1:18-20)

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Concerning Public Worship (1 Timothy 2:1-3:16) a. Prayer in Public Worship (2:1-8) b. Women in Public Worship (2:9-15) c. Qualifications of Bishops and Deacons (3:1-13) d. Second Charge: “Conduct Yourself in the House of God” (3:14-16)

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Concerning False Teachers (1 Timothy 4:1-16) a. Description of False Teachers (4:1-5) b. Instruction for the True Teacher (4:6-10) c. Third Charge: “Do not Neglect the Gift” (4:11-16)

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Concerning Church Discipline (1 Timothy 5:1-25) a. How to Treat All People (5:1-2) b. How to Treat Widows (5:3-16) c. How to Treat Elders (5:17-20) d. Fourth Charge: “Observe These Things without Prejudice” (5:21-25)

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Concerning Pastoral Motives (1 Timothy 6:1-21) a. Exhortation to Servants (6:1-2) b. Exhortation to Godliness with Contentment (6:3-16) c. Exhortation to the Rich (6:17-19) d. Fifth Charge: “Guard What Was Committed” (6:20-21)

The basic theme of 1 Timothy is summarized in 3:15 - that people (not “thou”) might know how to conduct themselves as members of the local church. It is a book of “know-how” for the young pastor and church member. The local church is “the pillar and ground (foundation) of truth,” yet people neglect it and abuse it by disobeying the Word of God. As we study 1 Timothy, let us pray that it will make us better Christians and therefore better church members. Source: Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the New Testament. Wheaton: Victor Books. 1992

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Understanding 2 Timothy Meaning: Named for the recipient of the letter Author: Paul Audience: Timothy from Paul in Prison in Rome. Date of Writing: 67 AD Theme: To encourage the youthful Timothy and provide a guide for church administration. Key Verses: 2 Timothy 3:16-4:5 Structure of 2 Timothy I. The Perseverance of a Man of God (2 Timothy 1:1-18) II. The Patterns of a Man of God (2 Timothy 2:1-26) III. The Perils of a Man of God (2 Timothy 3:1-17) IV. The Preaching of a man of God (2 Timothy 4:1-5) V. Concluding Remarks (2 Timothy 4:6-18) VI. Paul’s Farewells (2 Timothy 4:19-22) In 1 Timothy, Paul enjoins a straight gospel; in 2 Timothy, a straight life. In 1 Timothy, Paul is saying, “Guard the doctrine which is our message from God.” In 2 Timothy, Paul is saying, “Guard the testimony which is our life from God.” First Timothy seems to say, “Shoulder arms! Polish the metal! Ammunition ready!” Second Timothy says, “Attention! Onward march! Face front, shoulders square, keep step with our Leader, who is Christ!” Source: Wiersbe's Expository Outlines on the New Testament: Wheaton: Victor Books, 1992.

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The Handbook for a Life’s Work In his final and intimate letter to his “son in the faith,” Paul reminded Timothy of the essentials of the faith, the basis of Christian ministry. Paul did not want Timothy to drift away from the truth, as Phygellus and Hermogenes had done (1:15). Therefore he passionately exhorted Timothy to hold on tightly to the faith and to the sound teaching that Paul had entrusted to him (1:13). Paul knew that consistency and personal integrity (2:22-26) would be a significant factor in the young pastor’s effectiveness. So Paul warned Timothy about associations with others (3:1-5), encouraging him to reflect on their years together as an example of ethical consistency in the midst of difficulty (3:10-15). In fact, Paul wrote, “all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (3:12). Timothy certainly had vivid memories of trials in ministry to illustrate Paul’s point (see Acts 19:21-20:6). But Paul also made sure that whatever other counsel he gave his pupil, Timothy would find beneath it all a rock-solid dependence on God’s Word. Timothy’s authority would not come from his own wisdom, Paul’s endorsement, or the acceptance of others. His teaching would stand only to the degree that it was based on Scripture. Paul’s ringing tribute to the authority and practicality of God's Word (3:16, 17) completes a section which begins in 2:2 with his charge to Timothy to “commit” what he had learned to “faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” In 3:17, Paul offered the central test for measuring whether the gospel torch had been successfully passed from one generation to the next. The application of God’s Word in four distinct ways would insure that the next generation would become “complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (3:17). Effective teaching would include (1) doctrine, the basic truths of the faith; (2) reproof, or challenging and confronting each other with the Word of God; (3) correction, by providing guidance from the truths in Scripture; and (4) instruction in righteousness, the personal and practical application of biblical truths. Paul was encouraging Timothy not only to pass the truths of Scripture on to the next generation, but also to pass on the basis of those truths, the Word of God itself. As we follow in Paul’s footsteps, we too must make it clear that the authority of our teaching comes from the Bible. If we teach the truth but do not teach the source of truth, we will not succeed in passing on our faith. Our affirmations and actions have to be founded on God’s Word or they will be little more than wishful thinking.

Source: The Nelson Study Bible : New King James Version. Nashville : T. Nelson Publishers, 1997

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