Study questions

Life-Study of 1 Timothy

1. God's Dispensation Versus Different Teachings

  1. What are the seven crucial things stressed in 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus and how are they related to each other?
  2. What is God's dispensation or economy?

2. Faith and a Good Conscience for the Keeping of the Faith

  1. Why is it important to war against different teachings for the Lord's recovery and how do we do it?
  2. What is the difference between faith and the faith and how does holding faith and a good conscience preserve us in the faith?

3. Prayer to Carry Out God's Desire for Man's Salvation

  1. How can doing things for God be presumptuous? What should we do first?
  2. What is the principle of incarnation and how should that impact our Christian life?

4. The Normal Life of the Brothers and Sisters in the Church

  1. In 1 Timothy 2 what is the sole responsibility that the brothers must bear, and what should be the conditions when doing so?
  2. What are the two primary virtues in the apostle's charge to the sisters in 1 Timothy 2? How can this lead to a proper church life?

5. Overseers and Deacons for the Church's Administration

  1. What are the ten qualifications of an elder in 1 Timothy 3:2-7?
  2. What are the qualifications of a deacon (or deaconess) in 1 Timothy 3:8-12?

6. The Function of the Church

  1. Why did Paul add the term "living" to the phrase "house of the living God"? Define this term.
  2. What is the mystery of godliness in v.16? Use the sequence of phrases in 14-16 to answer.

7. The Prediction of the Decoine of the Church

  1. How does the Spirit speak according to the New Testament principle?
  2. How is the truth concerning God's New Testament economy related to our partaking of food with thanksgiving?

8. A Good Minister of Christ

  1. What is the primary service of ministers of Christ and why must they be nourished?
  2. What does it mean to exercise ourselves unto godliness?

9. Dealing with the Saints of Different Ages

  1. Describe how we see the divine standard in 1 TImothy 3:15-16 and the human level in 5:1-16.
  2. What are the three crucial matters related to the human level brought forth in this message?

10. Dealing with the Elders

  1. What is the significance of laying on of hands related to the elders and why should actions related to the elders not be done in haste?
  2. What are the four points related to the administration of the church given in this chapter?

11. Dealing with Slaves and Money Lovers

  1. Why does Paul warn Timothy in 6:3-4 about those who teach differently from the apostles teaching?
  2. Explain how the stress in this message is on knowing the Bible in the way of life, light and spirit and how paying attention even to little words like "if" and "for" can bring in light.

12. A Man of God

  1. What is a man of God and what should a man of God pursue?
  2. How can we fight the good fight of the faith in the Christian life and how is this related to laying hold on the eternal life?