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1 Timothy 6: Argument, Outline, Select Doctrines, So What Applications?

1 Timothy 6, Argument, Outline, Select Doctrines, So What Applications?

Chapter Titles for 1 Timothy

  1. Paul's philosophy of ministry
  2. Pray for leaders; godly women
  3. Overseers, deacons, and conduct in the church
  4. Departure from the faith; train for godliness
  5. Respectfully challenge; widows; elders
  6. Slaves and masters, godliness, money

 

Chapter 6, Slaves and masters, godliness, money

Slavery was part of the Roman world. Believing slaves had a responsibility and a testimony to their unbelieving and believing masters (1 Timothy 6:1-2). Paul then warns against those who reject sound teaching from Jesus and also his own teaching that bring about godliness (1 Timothy 6:3-5). Paul continues by saying that godliness yields greater gain than money, the love of which brings much evil (1 Timothy 6:6-10). Paul then reminds Timothy to stay away from greed, and instead fight the fight of faith, hold to eternal life, and keep the commandment until the Lord Jesus Christ comes back at the time God the Father chooses (1 Timothy 6:11-16). Paul continues with more instructions about money. It is not to be the hope in life, but simply supplied by God to some for enjoyment and good works (1 Timothy 6:17-19). Paul concludes by leaving Timothy with two challenges: guard what God has entrusted to him, and to stay out of useless arguments (1 Timothy 6:20-21).

 

Outline

  1. 1 Timothy 6.1-2. Believing slaves had a responsibility and a testimony to their unbelieving and believing masters.
  2. 1 Timothy 6.3-5. Paul then warns against those who reject sound teaching from Jesus and his own teaching that agrees with godliness.
  3. 1 Timothy 6.6-10. Paul continues by saying that godliness combined with contentment brings greater profit than money. The obsessive  love of money brings all kinds of evil.
  4. 1 Timothy 6.11-16. Paul then reminds Timothy to stay away from greed, and instead fight the fight of faith, hold to eternal life, and keep the commandment until the Lord Jesus Christ comes back at the time God the Father chooses.
  5. 1 Timothy 6:17-19. Paul continues with more instructions about money. It is not to be the hope in life, but simply supplied by God to some for enjoyment and good works.
  6. 1 Timothy 6.20-21. Paul concludes by leaving Timothy with two challenges: guard what God has entrusted to him, and to stay out of useless arguments.

 

Select Biblical Doctrines

Slavery 1, authority and our witness 1-2, different doctrine 3, sound doctrine 3, godliness 3,5,6, contentment 6, money and greed 9-10, wandered from the faith 10, self induced misery 10, fight of faith 12, eternal life 12, application of God's word 14, Jesus Christ's second coming 14, God's nature 15-16, fixing hope on God 17, God provides for us 17, good works 18, giving 18, rewards 19, guard the trust 20, avoid useless arguing 20, spiritual regression 21, grace greetings 21.

 

So What? Applications.

See main lessons to remember from 1 Timothy 6

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