Timothy from Lystra was known as the “son” of Paul the Apostle, and as his apprentice, was to learn the ways of the faith from him. Timothy was later sent to Ephesus to serve as Paul’s representative. The Ephesians had lost their focus on the message of the Gospel; they were materialistic and their lives were marked by ungodly living. Timothy’s task was to call them back to the cross, to remind them what Jesus Christ had done for them, and to set their sights on Christ’s future return. Until then they were to live holy lives. This book prepares you to teach 1 Timothy, showing how we can navigate a godly life even in today’s culture.
“At the heart of 1 Timothy is a concern for godliness within God’s household in order to enable the truth of the gospel to be displayed to the world (see 3:15).” (Page 23)
“Some of the leaders are involved in teaching false doctrines (1:3; 6:3) and their behaviour has been distinctly ungodly” (Page 117)
“also a drive to bring a church infected with false teaching back to full health and vigour” (Pages 23–24)
“The Christian men are to be known not for their physical strength and power, however much admired within their culture, but for their prayerfulness.” (Page 99)
“call to live a life full of good works, pleasing to God (2:10), can be done within a normal family setting (2:15” (Page 106)