1 Timothy

Paul writes his friend and disciple Timothy, providing guidance about the organization of the believers in Ephesus and Timothy’s own leadership.

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AUTHOR. The Letter itself begins with an explicit identification of  Paul as its author. Until modern times, no significant voices questioned their Pauline authorship.

RECIPIENTS. Paul’s son in the faith Timothy. And probably also Titus.

PLACE AND DATE. The approximate date is perhaps 63-66 AD.

PURPOSE. This Letter is highly personal, practical, and unsystematic in nature. It deals with matters of church order which Paul had not addressed except in passing.

The evolving need for structure in the churches, combined with Paul’s awareness that his own steadying influence would soon be passing from the scene, prompted him to address certain ecclesiastical and pastoral subjects.




1 Timothy 1:1-2. Greeting


1 Timothy 1:3-11. Warning against false teachers

1 Timothy 1:12-17. Paul shares his testimony

1 Timothy 1:18-20. Fight the Good Fight


1 Timothy 2:1-4. God desires all people to be saved

1 Timothy 2:5-10. There is only one mediator between God and us

1 Timothy 2:11-14. All believers are equal

1 Timothy 2:15. Our eternal destiny is secure


1 Timothy 3:1-7. Requirements for becoming a bishop

1 Timothy 3:8-13. Requirements for becoming a deacon


1 Timothy 3:14-16. The pillar and foundation of the truth

1 Timothy 4:1-5. Some people will abandon the faith

1 Timothy 4:6-10. Be a good servant of Jesus Christ

1 Timothy 4:11-13. Be a good minister of Jesus Christ

1 Timothy 4:14-16. Don’t neglect your gift(s)


1 Timothy 5:1-2. How to treat different age-groups

1 Timothy 5:3-16. How to support Christian widows

1 Timothy 5:17-18. Financially support your Christian leaders

1 Timothy 5:19-25. Honor your leaders

1 Timothy 6:1-2. Slaves and slave masters

1 Timothy 6:3-5. False teachers

1 Timothy 6:6-10. Simplify your life


1 Timothy 6:11-16. Fight the good fight

1 Timothy 6:17-19. Instructions for wealthy Christians

1 Timothy 6:20-21. Promote the faith



1 Timothy 2:3. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

1 Timothy 2:4. who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth.

1 Timothy 2:5. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

1 Timothy 2:8. I desire therefore that the men in every place pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and doubting.

1 Timothy 3:15. but if I wait long, that you may know how men ought to behave themselves in God’s house, which is the assembly of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

1 Timothy 5:18. For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle the ox when it treads out the grain.” And, “The laborer is worthy of his wages.”

1 Timothy 6:8. But having food and clothing, we will be content with that.

1 Timothy 6:12. Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you confessed the good confession in the sight of many witnesses.

Great verses to memorize from the entire Bible



CHAPTERS: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline, Memorize

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