Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Historical background

Purpose

Outline

Message

Exposition

I. SALUTATION 1:1-2

II. TIMOTHY'S MISSION IN EPHESUS 1:3-20

A. The task Timothy faced 1:3-11

B. Exhortations to be faithful 1:12-20

1. A positive encouragement 1:12-17

2. A negative warning 1:18-20

III. INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING THE LIFE OF THE LOCAL CHURCH 2:14:5

A. The priority of prayer for people's salvation 2:1-7

B. The primary responsibilities of the men and the women in church meetings 2:8-15

C. The qualifications for church leaders 3:1-13

1. Qualifications for elders 3:1-7

2. Qualifications for deacons 3:8-13

D. The nature of the local church 3:14-16

E. The problem of apostasy in the church 4:1-5

IV. INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING LEADERSHIP OF THE LOCAL CHURCH 4:65:25

A. The leader's personal life and public ministry 4:6-16

B. Basic principles of interpersonal relationships 5:1-2

C. How to deal with widows and elders 5:3-25

1. Provisions for widows 5:3-16

2. The discipline and selection of elders 5:17-25

V. INSTRUCTIONS FOR GROUPS WITHIN THE CHURCH 6:1-19

A. Slaves 6:1-2

B. False teachers 6:3-10

C. Those committed to Christ 6:11-16

D. The wealthy 6:17-19

VI. CONCLUDING CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 6:20-21

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Bibliography