ReNEWed COVENANT Ministry
SABBATH BIBLE STUDY
Compiled by JS LOWTHER
Section II of 1 Timothy
A Creed of 1 Timothy 1:15-17
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that:
Christ Jesus – came into the world
to save sinners;
Of whom – I am chief.
For this cause – I obtained mercy,
In me first -Jesus Christ
Might shew forth – all longsuffering,
For a pattern – to them
Which should hereafter – believe on him
To life everlasting.
As He is King :
The only wise God,
Honored and glorified
forever and ever
A Creed of 1Timothy 3:16
Confessedly, whith out Controversy:
Great- is the mystery of godliness:
(That) God –
in the flesh –
in the Spirit-
seenof angels –
In the Nations –
in the world –
received in glory!
A Creed of 1Timothy4:9-10
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation:
for this cause:
we both labour
because we trust in the living God,
who is the Saviour of all men,
specially of those that believe.
This study is going to serve as a recap on some points in need to be pulled into the ending of the book of 1 Timothy, as I want this lesson to make as best of sense as I possibly can .
So let me remind you of this:
Paul told us that his reason for writing Timothy this epistle was namely because in
1Ti_1:3-4 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
godly edifying or oiko nomian οικονομιανG3622 /a godly household law: The Goal then of what is to be taught to the church, that is those who are already convinced of Faith- that is Faith the substance of hope in the Gospel is a proper use of the Law in faith, especially an economy of the Law, a use of the Law lawfully especial in the building up of the house hold or family, which is among one of the most fundamental parts of the Law of God, reaching as far back as the creation of Male and Female covenanted in a marriage by terms of the dominion mandate to be fruitful and to multiply and to subdue the earth.
But These men teaching another doctrine had lost the “end of the commandment” which is
1Ti 1:5 … charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned (real):
1Ti 1:6 these “swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling / empty talk”.
1Ti 1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; (but they) understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
And so Paul supports and confirms the Law of God by saying:
1Ti_1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
1Ti 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane,
and so Paul lists off the top of his head a list of sinful acts that the law is to correct after the law convicts the hearer of his sin by placing in the hearer love or charity of a heart that is pure and a soul with a good conscience, and a faith from heart and soul that is not fake.
This is the Gospel as taught from God’s holy and righteous Law, it leads you to Christ and teaches you that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. and for this cause you obtained mercy, that in you first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
And yet Paul uses this situation in need of being combated by Timothy as also the lead in to affirm the Jesus having come into the world, ad thus at one time preexistent to the world he came into, he and thus to save sinners, by his Grace and to be king of a kingdom as he is King eternal, immortal and invisible, the only wise God.
And So Paul ties the Law tightly to Jesus, the teaches sin and says you need to be saved from sin, Jesus is the savior and the Jesus as king offers a kingdom Law to live by which is righteous.
So Paul in chapter 2 roles this all in chapter two is telling the people to pray for this house hold law in faith, that in the lands and under the governments these early Christians are in
1Ti_2:1-2 that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
That is the life of good manners r culture this is a life aligned according to God’s house hold Law, and economy of faith for the families of the people of YHWH God to be the Kingdom of Jesus Christ an his dominion on this earth.
there fore Paul says
1Ti 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
Paul knows, his mission is to teach the immortal truth of the king eternal that:
1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
1Ti 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
and after that that he is “ordained a preacher, and an apostle, a teacher of the Gentiles Nations in faith and verity.
And faith is found in the unfeigned faith in that one God and mediator between God and man, and truth is found according to the word of God as David sang in
Psa_119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
Psa_119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
Paul admonishes men to pray and have supplications for the rulers of men in authority to be saved and at the very least to allow Christians to live by the Economy of God in faith, Paul then elaborates in chapter 2 one was the women of the church should behave and be in the sight of the nations they live
and then in Chapter 3 Paul starts to speak of the establishment of the Law of God in terms of judgment, that is in units we often call churches.
When Paul speaks of Bishops or Over seers, that is episcopon he is directly speaking of a part of the house hold Law know to Israel as the office of the ‘Numberer’, that is the function of the Bishop, and this man is a head judge of 10, 50, 100, 1000’s and there even a Bishop of the whole tribe.
But in this sense, Paul is teaching Timothy that is ok, it is good for men to desire to be an Over seer of his Unit, if he meet these qualification, because the church in these godless lands need men to judge every matter by God’s laws not by the heathens law.
Because the Christians redeemed from these lands are part of the house hold of faith he is thus in need of God’s house hold Law, and a Judge as described with a servant or minister, a deacon at his side to help and caring and waiting on the spiritual needs and physical needs of the people. So long as these leaders of oversight and judgment and these leaders of servitude use the law lawfully with the end of the commandment in mind: Love, a pure heart and a good conscience in order to create a pure conscience all is only to benefit.
And so from what we know about Timothy, he was a Bishop of Ephesus where he was when receiving this letter. And Timothy was in a sense the highest bishop or over seer a Number but he was young. Now Bishops were only taken from Presbyters or old men, Elders, men who had life experience and fruits of righteousness the fruits of the spirit able to be recognized.
Timothy was ordained not by Paul but by “the laying on of the hands” of ‘this council of Elder men’: 1Ti_4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
And so in accordance with the Law that shows a consistent selection from that which is called the Elders or Presbytery of the Church (the called out), the Overseer or Number is selected or elected by the Elders, when physical and literal hands are placed upon him as a testimony and confirmation of his receiving of this honor and blessing in humility.
And so, Timothy is very much teaching the admonition of Paul in instructing the people who are already fully committed to the Faith of Jesus Christ according to the words of all of our confessions and creeds stated here buy us prior, they agree to all that and are committed to its truth, but like all of us, they still need the truth from the law of God, especially and fundamentally to govern their households of Faith in a reforming movement out of darkness and into marvelous light. And this is a turning, a reforming of the family structure organically known, being taught how to be the covenant people of God, not in disregard of the genetic they are from, not ignoring the ethnic people they are part of in fact by nature, but a covenanted ethnic people living as the people of God are instructed in God’s very own law economically designed to support faith in Christ and verity of the most true quality.
Out line for Next Sabbath Bible Study 8-8-2020
I. Let no man despise thy youth
A. but be thou an example of the believers
2. in conversation,
3. in charity,
4. in spirit,
5. in faith,
6. in purity.
B. give attendance to
2. to exhortation,
3. to doctrine.
C. Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
1. which was given thee
a. by prophecy,
b. with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
D. Meditate upon these things;
1. give thyself wholly to them;
a. that thy profiting may appear to all.
E. Take heed
1. unto thyself
2. and unto the doctrine;
F. continue in them:
1. for in doing this
a. thou shalt both save thyself,
b. and them that hear thee.
1. Rebuke not
2. but intreat
3. as a father
ii. younger men
1. as brethren
iii. elder women
1. as mothers
iv. the younger women
1. as sisters,
2. with all purity.
v. Honor Widows (elder or younger)
1. Any widow having children or nephews (family)
a. children (G5043 τεκνα is noun neuter: son or daughter= child)
b. nephews / progeny (G1549 εκγονα is adjective of children (G5043 τεκνα) also neuter: any descendant)
a.let them learn first to shew piety at home,
b. and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
2. She that is a widow indeed (truly the definition of a widow: Chera lit. Greek : G5503 χήρα means “void” or ‘in Chaos’, lit. Hebrew: H490 almanah which means ‘forsaken’ in the sense of having been made ‘silent’ or alam)
a. and desolate (monos lit. ‘mono’ or alone, single)
b. and trusteth in God,
c. and continueth in supplications
d. and prayers night and day.
3. But the Widow that liveth in pleasure (that is a widow indeed and is not solely – monos and dependant on God)
a. is dead while she liveth.
1Ti 5:7 – 1Ti_5:8
vi. And these things give in charge (to all), that they may be blameless (unassailable or not over taken: anepileptos).
1. But if any provide not
a. for his own, and specially for those of his own house,
he hath denied the faith,
and (he) is worse than an infidel.
2. Let not a widow be taken into the number / ESV : Let a widow be enrolled if she is not
a. under threescore years old,
b. having been the wife of one man,
c. Well reported of for good works;
d. if she have brought up children,
e.if she have lodged strangers,
f. if she have washed the saints’ feet,
g. if she have relieved the afflicted,
h. if she have diligently followed every good work.
3. But the younger widows refuse:
a. for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry; / for when their passions draw them away from Christ, they desire to marry
b. Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.
c. And withal they learn to be idle,
d. wandering about from house to house;
e. and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
4. 1Ti 5:14
I will therefore that the younger women
b. bear children,
c. guide the house,
d. give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
1Ti 5:15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.
5. If any man or woman that believeth have widows,
a. let them relieve them,
b. and let not the church be charged;
c. that it may relieve them that are widows indeed (v.2) .