The Heart of a Pastor: A Commentary on 1 Timothy 1:3-11

Quell the Doctrinal Strife. v. 3-4 The Urgency in the Doctrinal Strife (v. 3a) “As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine” Verse 3 tells us that Paul is wanting Timothy to stay in Ephesus, the setting … More The Heart of a Pastor: A Commentary on 1 Timothy 1:3-11

The Fifth Commandment

“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord they God giveth thee.” There has been talk as to whether this command belongs to the first table of the law, which deals with our relationship to God, or the second table, which deals with our relationship … More The Fifth Commandment

1 Timothy 2

  Paul begins to write about some of the practical instructions regarding the duties of the church. The first thing that he mentions is that people are to publicly pray for all men, and especially the men in government and authority because they will a) have the authority to give a tranquil and peaceful life … More 1 Timothy 2

1 Timothy 1

Paul, an official of the church, holding the office of apostle, is giving instructions in this letter to another officer in the church, Timothy, as to the organization, structure and the function of the church. Like many of his letters, there is the call to remain faithful and steadfast in the doctrines that were originally … More 1 Timothy 1