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Summary: This is the 1st study in the study "Doctrinal Issues From 1 Timothy".

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Series: Doctrinal Issues From 1 Timothy[#1]

ECCLESIOLOGY:

THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

1 Timothy 3:1-5; 5:1-6:2

Introduction:

1. Peter’s confession of Christ.

Matthew 16:13-19

2. All believers in Christ are part of the Church.

3. God has a structure for the local congregation. There are 2 offices in the Church: Pastors and deacons.

Pastor Qualifications

His Call

1 Timothy 3:1

1. He has a passion for following God’s call.

2. He pursuits obedience to God’s call in all he does.

3. He performs his calling as the “Under Shepherd”.

His Character

1 Timothy 3:2-5

1. In his marriage. “The husband of but one wife…” (Give both interpretations.)

2. In his ministry. “…temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach”.

3. In his morals. “Not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.”

4. In his management. “He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.”

His Credibility

1 Timothy 3:6-7

1. Seasoned. Not a new believer.

2. Sifted. A mature Christian.

3. Sanctified. A good reputation.

Deacon Qualification

1. The first Scriptural reference of deacons. Acts 6:1-4

2. The function. Servants.

3. The qualifications. (Very similar to the Pastor’s qualification.)

1 Timothy 3:8-15

Widows, Elders, And Slaves

1 Timothy 5:1-2

1. Respect. 1 Timothy 5:3-16

2. Widows that qualify for help. 1 Timothy 5:17-22

3. Handling of full time minister. 1 Timothy 6:1-2

4. How Christian slaves should work for their owners.

Conclusion:

Question And Answer Time.


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