New Testament

Timothy: The Pastor's Primer

if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. (1 Timothy 3:15)

This first letter has to do with the ministry of the church itself -- its character and its nature, its function in the world. The second letter centers around the message that it has to convey -- the great theme is the gospel, and Timothy's relationship to that gospel.

First Timothy
Guard the Teaching 1 Timothy 1:1-7
Awful Lawfulness 1 Timothy 1:8-11
The Model Leader 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Wage the Good Warfare 1 Timothy 1:18-20
The First Thing -- Prayer 1 Timothy 2:1-7
Adam's Rib or Women's Lib? 1 Timothy 2:8-15
The Lord's Leaders 1 Timothy 3:1-7
The Lord's Servants 1 Timothy 3:8-13
God's Chosen Instrument: The Church 1 Timothy 3:14-15
The Central Glory 1 Timothy 3:16
Fraudulent Faith 1 Timothy 4:1-5
A Good Minister 1 Timothy 4:6-10
Advice to a Young Pastor 1 Timothy 4:11-16
The Care and Feeding of Widows 1 Timothy 5:1-16
Help for Elders 1 Timothy 5:17-25
Sound Words for Slaves 1 Timothy 6:1-5
The Cost of Riches 1 Timothy 6:6-19
O Man of God! 1 Timothy 6:11-21
Second Timothy
The Promise of Life 2 Timothy 1:1-7
The Call to Courage 2 Timothy 1:8-13
How to Defend a Lion 2 Timothy 1:14 - 2:2
Soldier's, Athletes, and Farmers 2 Timothy 2:3-13
Avoiding Congregational Gangrene 2 Timothy 2:14-19
Fit to be Used 2 Timothy 2:20-22
Guidelines for Controversies 2 Timothy 2:23-26
Dangerous Times 2 Timothy 3:1-9
What you See is What you can Be 2 Timothy 3:10-13
Thinking Christianly 2 Timothy 3:14-16
The Majesty of Ministry 2 Timothy 4:1-4
The Passing of the Torch 2 Timothy 4:5-8
The End of the Road 2 Timothy 4:9-22