Paul finishes his specific instructions for pastoral ministry with instructions to honor elders and for disciplining elders found guilty of transgressions. Paul charges Timothy against partiality and advises care and patience in choosing church servants. Paul finishes with instruction for bondservants to honor and respect their masters.
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We continue our study of 1 Timothy. Paul begins by describing the church as the pillar of Truth in the world. Then gives a brief Gospel summary he calls “The mystery of godliness.” He tnen gives a warning about the presence of false teachers, and concludes with an admonition for us to train ourselves in godliness.
We continue our study of 1 Timothy with Paul’s instructions for appointing deacons within the church. We note that deacons are servants with no leadership function. We concluded with a review of Paul’s instructions about overseers and deacons and the questions these instructions raise for today’s churches.
We continue our study of 1 Timothy with Paul’s admonition for us to pray for all people. Paul’s also declares that Jesus is the only mediator between God and man. Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus alone. There is only one path to God – through Jesus and His Gospel.
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