Chapter One, Lesson One
CORRECTING ERROR Page
As this marvelous epistle unfolds before us, we are privileged to look
over the shoulder of the apostle Paul and to glean from his writings
the very truths which he will share with Timothy which are designed
to equip the young pastor for his role of Correcting Error
in the Ephesian church.
Read passage (V.1-5)
** To help us embrace all that Paul has to say to Timothy and to help
us identify with the crisis at hand, lets spend a little time developing
a fundamental understanding of this epistle. At what point in the life
Paul do we find the apostle as he pens this epistle?
After his release from his first Roman imprisonment. cf. Acts 28:16,
Around 62-64 A.D. Paul revisited some of the key churches in which
he had ministered, including Ephesus. He then went on to Macedonia,
including Philippi, from which he authored this letter and his letter
We are now 30 years after Pentecost and 15 years after Acts 16:1-3
where Paul meets Timothy and takes him along on his second missionary
Paul would be rearrested with the outbreak of Neros persecution
and write his final letter (2Timothy) from his second Roman imprisonment
just prior to his execution in late 66 A.D. or early 67 A.D.
** Because of its highly personal nature, Pauls letter carries
with it some extremely important instructions
to Timothy. Instructions which prove to be very helpful for us today in
our battle against sin and Satan. What were some of Pauls main issues
when writing this letter to his true child in the faith?
He instructed him regarding:
Specific functions within the Church
Timothys Pastoral Responsibilities
Standards for the man of God
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