OUTLINE OF PAUL’S FIRST LETTER TO TIMOTHY

I. Opening address

Paul (1 Tim. 1:1)

Timothy (1 Tim. 1:2)

II. False teaching in Ephesus

1. Speculation and God’s law

Stay in Ephesus! (1 Tim. 1:3)

No speculations (1 Tim. 1:4)

The purpose of instruction (1 Tim. 1:5)

Some have deviated (1 Tim. 1:6)

They do not understand (1 Tim. 1:7)

2. The true purpose of the law

The law is good (1 Tim. 1:8)

The law is for the lawless ones (1 Tim. 1:9)

The list of sinners (1 Tim. 1:10)

Conform to the gospel (1 Tim. 1:11)

III. Paul’s conversion

1. Paul the sinner

Paul was appointed to serve Jesus Christ (1 Tim. 1:12)

I was a persecutor (1 Tim. 1:13)

Grace overflowed (1 Tim. 1:14)

I am the foremost sinner (1 Tim. 1:15)

I received mercy (1 Tim. 1:16)

Honor and glory to God! (1 Tim. 1:17)

Instructions to Timothy

Fight the good fight (1 Tim. 1:18)

You have a good faith (1 Tim. 1:19)

Turned over to Satan (1 Tim. 1:20)

III. Paul’s pastoral instructions

1. Instructions on prayer

Pray for everyone (1 Tim. 2:1)

Pray for kings (1 Tim. 2:2)

This is the right thing to do (1 Tim. 2:3)

God wants to save everyone (1 Tim. 2:4)

2. The hymn of Christ

There is one God (1 Tim. 2:5)

Jesus Christ is a ransom for all (1 Tim. 2:6)

I tell the truth (1 Tim. 2:7)

3. Men and women in the liturgy

Men should pray without anger (1 Tim. 2:8)

Woman’s dress (1 Tim. 2:9)

Dress in good works (1 Tim. 2:10)

Women learn in silence (1 Tim. 2:11)

No teaching women (1 Tim. 2:12)

Adam first (1 Tim. 2:13)

Adam was not deceived (1 Tim. 2:14)

She will be saved (1 Tim. 2:15)

4. Bishops

The desire to be a bishop (1 Tim. 3:1)

Qualities of a bishop (1 Tim. 3:2)

What bishops are not (1 Tim. 3:3)

The bishop must keep a good house (1 Tim. 3:4)

How can he take care of God’s church (1 Tim. 3:5)

Not a recent convert (1 Tim. 3:6)

He must be well thought of (1 Tim. 3:7)

5. Deacons

Deacon qualities (1 Tim. 3:8)

Hold the mystery of faith (1 Tim. 3:9)

Test first! (1 Tim. 3:10)

The role of women (1 Tim. 3:11)

Manage their households (1 Tim. 3:12)

Good standing deacons (1 Tim. 3:13)

6. The mystery of our religion

I hope to visit you soon (1 Tim. 3:14)

If I am delayed (1 Tim. 3:15)

The mystery of Jesus (1 Tim. 3:16)

7. False Asceticism

Some will renounce the faith (1 Tim. 4:1)

Lying hypocrites (1 Tim. 4:2)

They want abstinence (1 Tim. 4:3)

Everything is good (1 Tim. 4:4)

Everything is sanctified (1 Tim. 4:5)

8. Good ministers

Use these instructions (1 Tim. 4:6)

Godliness (1 Tim. 4:7)

Godliness is valuable (1 Tim. 4:8)

This is a correct saying (1 Tim. 4:9)

We have hope (1 Tim. 4:10)

9. Specific instructions

These are the important things (1 Tim. 4:11)

Set a good example (1 Tim. 4:12)

Public readings (1 Tim. 4:13)

Do not neglect your gift! (1 Tim. 4:14)

Put these things into practice! (1 Tim. 4:15)

Pay close attention! (1 Tim. 4:16)

10. Attitude to others

Do not speak harshly! (1 Tim. 5:1)

How to speak to women (1 Tim. 5:2)

11. Widows

Honor widows! (1 Tim. 5:3)

Children of widows (1 Tim. 5:4)

The solitary praying widow (1 Tim. 5:5)

The widow who wants pleasure (1 Tim. 5:6)

Give these commands (1 Tim. 5:7)

Provide for family relatives (1 Tim 5:8)

12. The old and the young widows

Sixty-year-old widows (1 Tim. 5:9)

The background check for widows (1 Tim. 5:10)

No young women on the list (1 Tim. 5:11)

Condemned for violating their pledge (1 Tim. 5:12)

Idle gossips (1 Tim. 5:13)

Younger widows should remarry (1 Tim. 5:14)

Some have turned away (1 Tim. 5:15)

Help only the real old widows (1 Tim. 5:16)

13. Elders

The good elders (1 Tim. 5:17)

Scripture quotes (1 Tim. 5:18)

Be careful with accusations (1 Tim. 5:19)

Rebuke them (1 Tim. 5:20)

Do not be partial (1 Tim. 5:21)

Keep yourself pure! (1 Tim. 5:22)

Take care of your health (1 Tim. 5:23)

The sins of other people (1 Tim. 5:24)

Good works (1 Tim. 5:25)

14. Slaves and masters

Slaves and the regard for their masters (1 Tim. 6:1)

Believing masters (1 Tim. 6:2)

15. False teachers

They do not agree with Jesus Christ (1 Tim. 6:3)

Disputes about words (1 Tim. 6:4)

Depraved minds (1 Tim. 6:5)

Godliness and contentment (Tim. 6:6)

16. The problem of wealth

Came with nothing, leave with nothing (1 Tim. 6:7)

Food and clothing are enough (1 Tim. 6:8)

The temptation to be rich (1 Tim. 6:9)

The love of money (1 Tim. 6:10)

17. The good fight

Pursue righteousness! (1 Tim. 6:11)

Fight the good fight! (1 Tim. 6:12)

I charge you before God (1 Tim. 6:13)

Keep the commandments! (1 Tim. 6:14)

Christ’s manifestation (1 Tim. 6:15)

God should be honored (1 Tim. 6:16)

18. The rich Christians

Do not hope in uncertain wealth (1 Tim. 6:17)

The rich should share (1 Tim. 6:18)

The rich life (1 Tim. 6:19)

IV. Closing appeal

Final words to Timothy (1 Tim. 6:20)

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