1&2 Timothy

Author: Paul

Period: c.63-65, c.67 A.D

Summary: Both letters were written by Paul from Rome during his imprisonments. Paul gives Timothy encouragement and reminds him of the work at hand. He reveals his fears to Timothy of the dangers within the church and lends advice for godly conduct of all individuals. The two letters to Timothy, along with Paul’s letter to Titus, are often called the Pastoral Epistles due to the nature of their material.

1 TIMOTHY

GUARD WHAT WAS COMMITTED TO YOUR TRUST

Key Verses: “This charge I commit unto you, son Timothy . . . that . . . you may wage a good warfare.” 1 Timothy 1:18

“O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust.” 1 Timothy 6:20

Breakdown:

Introduction: Chapter 1:1-20

Congregational conduct: Chapter 2:1 – 3:16

Congregational problems: Chapter 4:1-16

Personal admonition: Chapter 6:11-21

2 TIMOTHY

STIR UP THE GIFT OF GOD

Key Verses: “Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you . . .” 2 Timothy 1:6

“. . . the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2

“. . . perilous times will come.” 2 Timothy 3:1

“. . . the time of my departure is at hand.” 2 Timothy 4:6

Breakdown:

Hold on to the charge: Chapter 1:1-18

Encourage others to take up the charge: Chapter 2:1-26

Guard the charge in the face of apathy: Chapter 3:1-17

Preach the charge in all seasons: Chapter 4:1-8

Paul’s final words: Chapter 4:9-22