BASIC OUTLINE OF 1 TIMOTHY

 

CHAPTER 1 THE CHARGE TO TIMOTHY

1-2 THE SALUTATION

3-11 PAULíSCHARGE TO TIMOTHY TO COMBAT THOSE FALSE TEACHERS AT EPHESUS THAT DESIRED TO BE TEACHERS OF THE LAW.

12-17 PAUL IS THANKFUL FOR THE TRUE GOSPEL BEING ENTRUSTED TO HIM.

18-20 PAUL CHARGES TIMOTHY TO WAGE THE GOOD WARFARE.

 

CHAPTER 2 INSTRUCTIONSFOR PUBLIC WORSHIP

1-7 PRAYER IS TO BE MADE FOR ALL MEN AND SALVATION COMES THROUGH ONE MEDIATOR.

8-15 CONDUCT OF BOTH MEN AND WOMEN IN WORSHIP.

 

CHAPTER 3 QUALIFICATIONS FOR ELDERS AND DEACONS

1-7 THE QUALIFICATIONS OF ELDERS.

8-13 THE QUALIFICATIONS OF DEACONS.

14-16 PAUL GIVES HIS REASON FOR WRITING THIS LETTER.

 

CHAPTER 4 INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNING CONCERNING APOSTASY

1-5 APOSTASY IDENTIFIED.

6-16 TIMOTHY IS GIVEN PERSONAL INSTRUCTIONSAND ENCOURAGEMENT IN REGARDS TO HIS DIFFICULT WORK.

 

CHAPTER 5 AND 6 INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT VARIOUS GROUPS.

5:1-16 HOW TO TREAT THE OLD, THE YOUNG AND THE WIDOWS.

5:17-6:2 INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING ELDERS AND SLAVES.

6:3-10 DEALING WITH FALSE TEACHERS MOTIVATEDBY GREED.

6:11-16 PAUL CHARGESTIMOTHY TO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS.

6:17-21 WARNINGS ABOUT RICHES AND A FINAL CHARGE.