Posted by: heisourstrongtower | April 28, 2013


Moments with God
New Testament Bible Reading Plan
Day 79

Today’s Reading Assignment – 1 Timothy

“I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him, even though I used to blaspheme the name of Christ. In my insolence, I persecuted his people. But God had mercy on me because I did it in ignorance and unbelief. Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was! He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 1:12-14


Study Questions for 1 Timothy

Greetings (1:1-2)

Who is the sender of this letter? How does he identify himself? Why has he been appointed this? How and why is Jesus our hope? (John 8:12, 11:25-26, 14:6-7)

Who is the recipient, how is he identified, and how did he hear the gospel? Where can we obtain grace, mercy, and peace? Why list these, why that order, and what does this personally mean to you?

The Goal is Love (1:3-11)

Where was Paul and where was Timothy? (3a) What was Timothy directed to do while there? (3b-4a) What is God work in us and how was the false teachers hindering it? (4b) What is the goal of this direction? (5)

What does the fact that “some have wandered away” mean? What do they do now? According to verse 7 what do they mean to be? why are they not? What can we learn about the important of proper Bible teaching training? (John 15:5-8; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Heb. 13:20-21)

Is it possible to use a good thing improperly and so bring the opposite effect it was originally intended? (8) Who was the law made for and why? (9-10a) What does sound doctrine conform to? What is the gospel? (1 Cor. 15:1-8) Why does God entrust it to men?

The Lord’s Grace (1:12-20)

Why did Paul thank Jesus? (12) How is his past an example of the grace of Jesus? (13) What does Paul state his Bible knowledge was before Jesus’ grace came into his life?

How is what Paul experienced no different than what all true believers experience? (14-15) What does Jesus save us from? How should Paul’s view of himself be also the view we hold? (Isaiah 64:6-7; Psalm 143:2; Romans 3:9-20)

What does it mean to you that Jesus has unlimited patience? (16) What can we learn about God’s nature from verse 17?

What does Paul compare the believer’s life to in verse 18? What does that mean practically? (19)

Who were Hymenaeus and Alexander? (20) How did Paul follow his own advice given in verses 3 to 7?

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.” 1 Timothy 2:1-6


“Without question, this is the great mystery of our faith:

Christ was revealed in a human body
and vindicated by the Spirit.
He was seen by angels
and announced to the nations.
He was believed in throughout the world
and taken to heaven in glory.” 1 Timothy 3:16


Study Questions for 1 Timothy 2:1-3:16

The Man Jesus Christ (2:1-15)

How are we to pray for others? (1) Should there be reason to exclude anyone from our prayers? Who does Paul especially point out that we should pray for? (2) What should be the subject of our prayer for these people? Why? (3) What is the desire of God’s heart for all, even those in authority? (4)

What does it mean that Jesus is the only mediator between God and men? (5) What did Jesus do as mediator? Why is a ransom given? (Job 33:23-28)

What was Paul’s commission? (7) What did Paul desire of the men preached to? (8) What did Paul desire of the women he preached to? (9-10)

What is the meaning behind the instruction in verse 11? And verse 12? Why? (13-14) What then was Adam’s sin? (Genesis 3:6, 17a) What does childbearing have to do with faith, love and holiness? What is propriety?

Overseers and Deacons (3:1-16)

What is an overseer and why is this a nobel task? (1) Why do some leaders stay away from teaching about overseers? (Luke 22:25; Phil. 1:17; 2 Tim. 3:6-9) What are some of the first listed requirements to be an overseer? (2) What are some more listed in verse 3? What kind of family life must he lead? (4)

What will happen if a recent member to a congregation is appointed an elder? (6) How is an elder to live a balanced life, in and out of the congregation? (7)

How are the duties of deacons different than the duties of an elder? (8) What kind of life should a deacon live?

What are the deep truths mentioned in verse 9? How might a person be tested if he is to be a deacon? (10)

Why must a deacon be married and how is their wives to live? (11) Their children? (12)

Whether as a deacon, an overseer, or however serving what do they gain? (13) How do we benefit from these instructions? (14-15) What is the great truth and meaning behind verse 16? What is the glory mentioned in this verse?

“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it. This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers.” 1 Timothy 4:8-10



Study Questions for 1 Timothy 4

In Later Times (4:1-5)

When is “later times”? (Daniel 12:4, 9-10; Matt. 24:3; 1 John 2:18-19) What does “abandon the faith” tell us about the start of these believers? (Matt. 13:5-6, 20-21) What teachings do they end up believing and teaching? Why does the Spirit so clearly warn us of this?

What kind of a person is a hypocritical liar? (2) What is our conscience? How can it be “seared as with a hot iron”? What do they force onto other believers? (3a) why is this wrong? (3b)

Consider the foods that God created. How do some confuse what man made from what God created from what God created? How are we to receive the foods God created? Why?

Godliness (4:6-10)

What is a minister? What does verse 4 teach about the qualities of a good minister? Can there be bad ministers? (Luke 12:45-46)

According to verse 7 what are some of the differences between good ministers and bad ministers? Why might a poor minister propagate godless myths and old wives’ tales?

Does godliness come naturally? (8; Gal. 5:16-17) Who do the godly put their hope in? Who is God a savior of? What does it mean “especially of those who believe”?

Be Diligent in These Matters (4:11-16)

What’s the difference between commands and teachings? (11) When would be the proper time to use one and not the other?

What reason might some in the congregation not listen to Timothy? (12) How was he to deal with that problem? How does this shed light on the relationships between ministers and the congregation?

What else is a minister to do? (13)

How was Timothy commissioned as a minister? How serious was Timothy to take his ministry? (15) Was he to be lazed? (16) What should be the outcome of his ministry?

“Remember, the sins of some people are obvious, leading them to certain judgment. But there are others whose sins will not be revealed until later. In the same way, the good deeds of some people are obvious. And the good deeds done in secret will someday come to light.” 1 Timothy 5:24-25

Study Questions 1 Timothy 5

Elders (5:1-2)

Why is rebuking an older man harshly unwise? How should we respect elder men? How should younger men be treated?

How should older women be treated? (2) How should younger women be treated? Where does the idea of the spiritual family come from? (Matt. 12:46-50)

Widows (5:3-16)

What was the social position of most widows in those days? Do all who ask for help really need it? Why might widows not need help from the congregation? (4) What should descendants always remember about their parents?

How does a widow who is left alone learn faith? (5) What is the truth about those who do not have faith? (6)

Who is open to blame and who blames in these verses? (7) What is the responsibility of the physical family?

On what basis should a congregation constitute a women as an elderly widow? (9-10) What should younger widows consider? (11) What is the “first pledge”? What trap could a young widow fall into? (13-15) How can other women help this from happening?

Those Who Direct the Affairs of the Church (5:17-25)

On what basis should older men be respected? (17) Why? (18)

Why should accusations against an elder be backed up with fact? (19) If the accusation is found true what must happen and why? (20; Rev. 2:14-16) Why might other elders be tempted not to make their fellow elder’s sin public?

What is a constant temptation to ministers? (21) What does it mean to lay hands on someone? (22) Why might a minister be tempted to be hasty to do this? How does verses 24-25 make such decisions easier?

What is Paul advising Timothy in verse 23? How can this be applied to our lives today?

“Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.” 1 Timothy 6:6-8


1 Timothy 6 Questions

Slaves and Masters (6:1-2)

What is a yoke and how does it correspond to slavery? What are the ways a person became a slave in Roman society? Is the common worker today a type of slave? How should a slave conduct himself? Why?

Why might a believing slave look down on his master if he is also a believer? What must slaves with believing masters do? How should a believing master utilize a believing slave?

Love of Money is the Root of all Kinds of Evil (6:3-10)

If someone teaches from the Bible does it mean that all his teachings are from God? (3) How can we know sound doctrine so that we can spot a false teacher? What is the motivation of false teachers? (4a) What tools do they use to keep people off balance? (4b-5a) What is false teachers ultimate goal?

What does verse 6 mean? What is the truth about riches found in verse 7?

What is one way to spot a true believer and Bible teacher? (8)

Why shouldn’t a believer want to get rich? (9) What is the constant temptation of the rich? (10) Are rich believers excluded from the troubles that wealth brings?

What to Flee and Pursue (6:11-21)

What should a man of God flee? What should he pursue?

What is the life of faith compared to in verse 12? What kind of confession is Paul talking about? How did Jesus do such a confession?

What do we learn about God’s character in verses 15 and 16?

How should rich Christians use their wealth? (17-18) Why? (19) What is the final instructions Paul gives Timothy?





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