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I TIMOTHY: LESSON 2


I. PAUL’S EXHORTATIONS CONCERNING PRAYER AND MALE AND FEMALE ROLES IN THE CHURCH (2:1-15)

A. Various prayers should be offered for all men (2:1-7).

1. Kinds of prayers: Supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings (v.1).

2. For Kings and all in high places (v. 2-3).

a. For the Christian to lead tranquil and quiet life.

b. Good and acceptable in the sight of God

3. God would have all ben be saved (v. 4-7).

a. One God

b. One mediator – the man Christ Jesus

c. Jesus gave Himself as the ransom for all.

d. The time has come for the testimony to be spoken – Paul appointed to teach the Gentiles.

B. Men’s roles regarding prayer in every place (2:8).

            1. Lift up holy hands.

            2. Without wrath and disputing.

C. Women’s role regarding dress and teaching (v. 2:9-11).

            1. Proper adornment for women profession godliness (v. 9-10).

a. Modest, with shamefastness and sobriety.

b. Not ostentatiously: braided hair, gold or pearls, costly raiment.

            2. Women to learn in quietness with all subjection (v. 11-15)

a. Women not to teach nor have dominion over a man.

(1). Adam (man) formed first, then eve (woman).

(2). Adam (man) was not beguiled, but the woman.

            b. Women have the unique roll of bearing children.

c. Women will be saved if they continue in faith and love and sanctification with sobriety.


QUESTIONS:


1. MATCHING: Match each SYNONYM  of PRAYER with its best definition:


SUPPLICATIONS: (       )                 A.  Reverent address in taking hold of God.

 

PRAYERS: (    )                                 B.  Meeting with God to converse freely, Especially concerning another.


INTERCESSIONS: (     )                  C.   Petition offered due to a deeply felt need.


THANKSGIVINGS: (     )                 D.  Expressing gratitude.



2. Give TWO REASONS why the Christian should pray for their leaders in government:



3. What is God’s will for all men?  



4. Give FOUR REASONS why it is right in the sight of God for Christians to pray for the salvation of all men:



5. How do these four reasons relate to what we should ask for in such a prayer?



6. What was the nature of Christ that qualified Him as MEDIATOR between God and men?



7. In what places are men given the responsibility to pray? Describe the hearts and lives that the men are to have in connection with their prayers:



8. What are FOUR GUIDELINES  the Christian must consider in her adornment?



9. What is FORBIDDEN of the Christian in her adornment?



10. What is the LIMITATION placed on a Christian in her role as a teacher?



11. Give TWO REASONS from God for this limitation:



12. Why does Paul bring up CHILD-BEARING in verse 15?



I TIMOTHY: LESSON 3


I. PAUL INSTRUCTS TIMOTHY AS TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF OVERSEERS IN THE CHURCH (3:1-7)


 A. The good work of overseeing must be desired (v.1)

 B. Reputation: must be without reproach, being blameless (v.2)

 C. Domestic: the husband of one wife (v.2)

 D. Character: temperate or vigilant (v.2)

 E. Character: sober minded or prudent (v.2)

 F. Character: orderly, of good behavior, respectable (v.2)

 G. Character: given to hospitality (v.2)

 H. Ability:     apt to teach (v.2)

 I. Character: no brawler, not given or addicted to wine (v.3)

 J. Character: no striker, not pugnacious or violent (v.3)

 K. Character: not greedy of filthy lucre – sordid gain (v.3)

 L. Character: gentle or patient (v.3)

 M. Character: not contentious, not quarrelsome – not a brawler (v. 3)

 N. Character: no lover of money, not covetous (v.3)

 O. Domestic: rules well his own house; manages his own household well (v. 4)

 P. Domestic: has children in subjection with all gravity or under control with all dignity (v. 4-5).

 Q. Character: not a novice – not a new convert (v.6)

 R. Reputation: has a good testimony of the that are without – good reputation with those outside the church (v.7).


QUESTIONS:

1. Bishops, elders, and pastors are:

 (a). three different officers of the church.

 (b). the same men whose common work and qualifications are reflected in the different names.

 (c). The same officers responsible for three different works.


2. In desiring the office of a bishop, a man is:

 (a). seeking merely an office with a dignified title.

 (b). seeking to be recognized as a leader in the church.

 (c). seeking a work where God and His people can be best served.


3. Give the POSITIVE qualification that contrasts with the following NEGATIVE qualifications:

 (a). An overseer must be without reproach - __________________________

 (b). An overseer must not be a striker - ______________________________.


4. Why must a bishop rule well his own house?


5. Why must a bishop not be a new convert?


6. Why must a bishop have a good testimony from non-Christians?  


7. GIVE THE QUALIFICATIONS THAT BEST FIT THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS:

 (a). “able  to instruct others in God’s word” - ______________________________.

 (b). “cannot be ‘laid hold of’ in any wrong-doing” - _________________________.

 (c). “one-woman-type-of-man” - ________________________________________.

 (d). “children obeying their father out of respect or veneration for him.” ________________________________.

 (e). “stays away from the presence of wine and thus its ugly behavioral effects.” – ________________________________.

 (f). “Does not have a quarrelsome spirit.” - ________________________________.

 (g). “not a bully or violent person.” - ______________________________________.

 (h).  “Manifests wise, thoughtful and sensible judgment.” - _____________________.

 (i). “alert, prepared for decisive action.” - __________________________________.

 (j). “tempers justice with mercy” - _______________________________________ .

 (k). “manifest a ‘love of strangers’” - ______________________________________.

 (l). “not greedy” -_____________________________________________________.

 (m). “not inclined to shameful profit making” - _______________________________.

 (n). “a gentleman in conduct and appearance” - ______________________________.


DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:


1. Do the qualifications of bishops also apply as qualifications of the faithful Christian?  



2. Who cannot serve as an overseer because of the qualification:  “must be…the husband of one wife”?



3. Do apostate children, who are grown and maintain their own household disqualify their father serving as an elder?