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.
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.