Certainly a pastor today would use a different vocabulary in a personal letter to a fellow pastor than he would in a work of systematic theology. The Greek word “train” literally means “to exercise naked.”8 Ancient Greeks used to exercise and compete in the buff because clothing could hinder their performance. The New Testament 1Ti 4:6,16; 1Co 14:6,26; 2Ti 4:2; 1 Timothy 4 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries; See additional notes on 1 Timothy 4:13. In verse 10, Paul says, “This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance. Many modernist critics delight in attacking the plain statements of Scripture and, for no good reason, deny that Paul wrote the Pastoral Epistles (1, 2 Tim., Titus). Prophets 1 Timothy (p. 163). His father was a Greek (Acts 16:1) who may have died before Timothy met Paul. However, it is one of the most loving things a minister can do. The Gospels At times, as seen with Timothy, he even named false teachers—Hymenaeus and Alexander—so that others would not be led astray (1 Tim 1:20). Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! Unlike second-century Gnosticism, the false teachers of the Pastoral Epistles were still within the church (cf. David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 1:1-8 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), A Spectacle Unto the World (Chuck Missler), Ephesians: History of Ephesus (Dr. J. Vernon McGee), ← Back to John MacArthur's Bio & Resources, Introduction to Colossians: Background and Setting, Instructions Concerning Pastoral Responsibilities (, The Proper Character and Motivation of a Man of God (. In addition, Paul frequently mentions Timothy in his epistles (Rom. Good ministers don’t use secular weapons because God’s weapons are both commissioned and sufficient. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy 1:1; 2 Thess. Chicago: Moody Press. 3:14, 15). When we stop disciplining ourselves, sin, compromise, and spiritual lethargy overtake us. Registered User Does “double honor” accorded to elders who rule well (5:17,18) refer to respect or money? Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. -------------------- The problem with these ministers is that they have a faulty understanding of Scripture. In fact, a great deal of Paul’s ministry was exposing and correcting false teaching and warning of false teachers. 2:19; 1 Thess. 1:1; Col. 1:1; 1 Thess. Copyright 2007, Grace to You. Are you letting the Word of God be at home in your life? Many, because they were raised in a Christian family or went to seminary, feel as though they already know it and therefore are not constantly studying God’s Word. II. Timothy was from Lystra (Acts 16:1–3), a city in the Roman province of Galatia (part of modern Turkey). -------------------- Chicago: Moody Press. Thank you for registering. Good ministers must test and reject anything that is void of Scripture or that compromises Scripture. God is the Savior of all people in that he withholds his judgment on sin for all. 1:2), undoubtedly during his ministry in Lystra on his first missionary journey (Acts 14:6–23). Wisdom Literature 1:5) and taught Timothy the OT Scriptures from his childhood (2 Tim. Pauline Epistles Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. There is disagreement over the identity of the false teachers (1:3) and the genealogies (1:4) involved in their teaching. Wisdom Literature Pentateuch For “physical exercise has some value, but godliness is valuable in every way. 1). Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.