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Mobile Ed: NT225 Survey of the Pastoral Epistles (5 hour course)

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Explore the content and major themes of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus with New Testament Professor Kenneth Waters Sr. You’ll examine the doctrine of salvation, learn the difference between “imminent” and “immanent” eschatology, gain background information on Timothy and Titus, and see the bigger picture of where and how these letters fit in with the rest of Paul’s journeys and our own spiritual formation.

Dr. Waters also looks at the controversies that surround the interpretation of these texts. You’ll gain new insight into Paul’s remarks about slavery and the roles of women in the church.


For a collection of focused courses that will deepen your familiarity with Paul’s prodigious New Testament writing, see the Mobile Ed: Paul’s Letters Bundle (7 courses).

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Better understand internal elements of the pastoral epistles such as authorship, and see them in light of their place in the corpus of Pauline writing
  • Connect Pauline ethics to contemporary practice
  • Uncover new insight in regards to eschatology

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Authorship

  • Arguments for Paul
  • Arguments against Paul
  • Implications

Unit 2: Seven Themes

  • 1. Sound Doctrine
  • Reverse Interlinears, Inline Search, and First Class Conditionals
  • Sound Doctrine: Subthemes 1–6
  • Sound Doctrine: Subthemes 7–8
  • Conclusions about Proto-Gnosticism
  • 2. Salvation: Already/Not Yet
  • Using Inline Search and Louw-Nida Numbers
  • Salvation Subthemes
  • Salvation through Childbearing (1 Timothy 2:15): Four Options
  • Childbearing (1 Timothy 2:12–15): An Allegory
  • Using Commentaries with Ancient Literature for Exegesis
  • Childbearing (1 Timothy 2:12–15): Ephesian Culture
  • Salvation as Present and Future: Summary
  • 3. Salvation in Our Conduct and Relationships
  • Salvation in Relationships: In the Household
  • Excursus: Slavery in the Transformed Haustafeln
  • 4. Salvation Is Trinitarian
  • Using Propositional Outlines to Study Chiasms
  • Excursus: Election versus Predestination
  • 5. God and Christ
  • Excursus: God and Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13)
  • 6. Christ Will Return
  • 7. Household of God
  • Using BDAG to Search for Multiple Words Simultaneously
  • Paterfamilias
  • Excursus: Priscilla and Women in the Church

Unit 3: Ethics and Eschatology: A Comparative Discussion

  • Holy Spirit or Sound Doctrine as Agent of Transformation
  • Sound Doctrine and the Spirit of Christ
  • Purity and Justification
  • Salvation, Works, and Eschatology
  • Kingdom of God: Immanent in Luke-Acts
  • Kingdom of God: Imminent in Pastoral Epistles

Unit 4: Paul’s Journeys and Correspondence

  • First Missionary Journey
  • The Jerusalem Council
  • Jewish Roots of the Jerusalem Compromise
  • Second Missionary Journey
  • Third Missionary Journey
  • Journey to Rome
  • Coupling the Interactive Atlas with Louw-Nida Place Numbers and Media Browser
  • Paul’s Correspondence
  • Concluding Years of Paul’s Ministry
  • Paul in Ephesus (Part 1)
  • Paul in Ephesus (Part 2)
  • Enhancing Factbook with Media Browser and Biblical Event Navigator

Unit 5: Timothy and Titus

  • Timothy’s Background
  • Timothy’s Parents
  • Timothy: Paul’s Helper
  • Timothy: Paul’s Ambassador and Companion
  • Timothy: Bishop and Prisoner
  • Titus and Crete
  • Titius Justus
  • Titus: Paul’s Companion and Ambassador
  • Paradigms for Paul

Unit 6: Epistles as Occasional Correspondence

  • 1 Timothy: Background and Purpose
  • Construct a Commentary Concordance with a Visual Filter
  • 1 Timothy: Church Order and Conduct
  • 1 Timothy: Piety and Relationships
  • Titus: Background and Occasion
  • 2 Timothy: Background and Occasion
  • 2 Timothy: Warning about Last Days


  • Arguments Challenged

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About the Instructor

Dr. Kenneth L. Waters, Sr. is professor of New Testament and associate dean of the division of religion and philosophy at Azusa Pacific University. He specializes in Gospel studies, the Pauline Epistles, apocalyptic literature, biblical ethics, New Testament and early Christian literature, and African-American religious history. Dr. Waters has authored several books, including Afrocentric Sermons: The Beauty of Blackness in the Bible (Judson Press, 1993). In addition to being active in overseas missions, he has served as a senior pastor for over 28 years.


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  2. Deepak Kumar Singh
    The course investigates the Pastoral Epistles from various angles through illuminating and text-based study covering controversial issues such as the authorship of the letters, their commentary on slavery, and the theology of women’s roles in the Church. The course helps you to understand the seven major themes of the Pastoral Epistles and also the intersection of ethics and eschatology in the Pastoral Epistles. It also explains from Acts how the Pastoral Epistles relate key themes that were present in the early life of the Church and the occasional nature of the Pastoral Epistles and what the implications are for the Church today. Dr. Kenneth Waters has a rich baritone voice in which he explains various concepts in the epistles at a slow pace in his own unique style. Good & Helpful!


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