A Message From ‘Timothy’


“Fight the good fight for the faith; take hold of eternal life, to which you were called and have made a good confession before many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6 verse 12.

This was a time when the first generation of Christians were being superseded by the next, and familiar problems were sprouting everywhere like weeds after rain.

In laying down the law. Paul has given us timeless set of guidelines to church leadership. They apply especially to anyone in Christian leadership today. But they also give church members an insight into what to pray and look for, as they call people to various responsibilities in the church. This was not only pastoral responsibilities.  In church life, every worker must have similar spiritual qualifications to managers.

Quick Summation:  False and True teaching.      1 Timothy 1 verses 1 to 20.

Paul begins by addressing one of the main themes of the letter, false teaching. These teachers are characterized by being happy with Jewish myths, obscure genealogies, and emphasis of the law.

How To Pray. 1 Timothy 2 verse 1 to 15.

We should pray for those with political power {what a different this would be if we were more conscious in praying for our political leaders}.

We should pray in a spirit of Peace and Love, and we should pray in recognition of what God has done fro us. {We should always be thankful to Our Lord and Our Friend].

Church Leaders. 1 Timothy 3 verse 1 to 13.

The types of church leaders, Elders and deacons. This was the same structure of leadership seen in The Book of Acts. The elders are responsible for the overall leadership of the church, deacons assist the elders and take a variety of practical tasks. However deacons were known to teach as in the case of Stephen and Philip. {Acts 7 verse 8}.

Instruction 1 Timothy  verse 6 to 16.

Timothy is told to work hard, to concentrate on teaching the essentials, to earn and expect respect from others, and to read scriptures in Worship. He is also instructed to counter false teaching about marriage and clean and unclean food. To govern the church wisely.

True Wealth 1 Timothy 6 verses 3 to 21.

Christians were known for helping the poor, but there had to be guidelines.

Hear the message and heed the message:

“Set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4 verse 12.

Be an example. so Our Lord and Our Friend can get the Glory.

God Bless.

O F J.

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