A Pastoral and Exegetical Look at 1 & 2 Timothy
This course is designed to provide the students with pastoral and exegetical insights into two of the three Pastoral Epistles. Focus will be on understanding the meaning of these letters as well as giving practical and pastoral insights to assist the student in their personal application as well as those with whom they will share what they learn.
1. To gain an understanding of the overview of both 1 & 2 Timothy based on a synthetic approach to Bible study.
2. To understand the background and context of 1 & 2 Timothy as an aid to understanding the meaning of each letter.
3. To encourage and demonstrate the discipline of analytical Bible study as a means of interpreting the message of 1 & 2 Timothy.
4. To provide practical and pastoral insights andillustrations to assist in both personal and church wide application of 1 & 2 Timothy in local contexts.
Lecture 1. The First Epistle to Timothy. Background
1.1. Paul and Timothy.
Lecture 2. The First Epistle to Timothy. Chapter 1
2.1.Belief Drives Behaviour. (1:1-11)
2.2. How Can I Win in Life? (1:12-20)
Lecture 3. The First Epistle to Timothy. Chapter 2
3.1.Where Do We Begin? (2:1-8)
3.2. Instructions Concerning Church Conduct (2:9-15).
Lecture 4. The First Epistle to Timothy. Chapter 3
4.1. Oversight in the Church (3:1-7)
4.2. Service in the Church (3:8-13)
4.3. Reason for Writing and Song of Praise (3:14-16)
Lecture 5. The First Epistle to Timothy. Chapter 4
5.1. What Path Are You Taking? (4:1-10)
5.2.Marks of a Godly Servant (4:11-16)
Lecture 6. The First Epistle to Timothy. Chapters 5-6
6.1. Implementing Spiritual Teaching (5:1-6:2)
6.2. The Effect of Beliefs (6:3-10)
6.3. How to Follow the One Worth Following? (6:11-16)
6.4. Investing in Kingdom Opportunities (6:17-21)
Lecture 7. The Second Epistle to Timothy. Chapters 1-2
7.1.Navigating Toward a Christ-Centered Life (1:1-2)
7.2. Navigating Toward Courageous, Gifted Service (1:3-7)
7.3. Navigating Toward Gospel Suffering (1:8-14)
7.4. Navigating Toward Courage (1:15-2:7)
7.5. Navigating Toward Jesus Christ (2:8-13)
7.6. Navigating Away From Worthless Words
7.7. Navigating Toward Useful Service
Lecture 8. The Second Epistle to Timothy. Chapter 3
8.1.Navigating Away From Self-Centeredness (3:1-5)
8.2. Navigating Toward Truth (3:5-9)
8.3. Navigating Toward Integrity (3:10-17)
Lecture 9. The Second Epistle to Timothy. Chapter 4
9.1. Navigating Toward Focus (4:1-8)
9.2. Navigating Through Winter (4:9-22)