Thursday, October 08, 2015

1 Timothy 3 - Daily Study Themes, Scriptures, and Questions

DAY 1 - The Heart of an Overseer (1 Tim. 3:1)
1 Peter 5:1-4
DAY 2 - The Family of an Overseer (1 Tim. 3:2-5)
Titus 1:5-11
DAY 3 - The Traits of an Overseer (1 Tim. 3:6-7)
Acts 20:28-35
DAY 4 - The Character, Faith, and Behavior of Deacons (1 Tim. 3:8-10, 12-13)
Acts 6:1-7
DAY 5 - The Nature and Lifestyle of Their Wives (1 Tim. 3:11)
Titus 2:3-4
DAY 6 - Proper Conduct in God’s Household, the Church (1 Tim. 3:14-15)
Hebrews 12:22-29
DAY 7 - The Mystery of Godliness (1 Tim. 3:16)
Acts 10:36-43

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Discuss “overseer,” “elder,” and “shepherd.” What does each term convey?

Why would a godly man passionately desire to work as an overseer?

What kinds of ungodly motivations does this passage rule out?

Discuss: “An overseer is not perfect, but he is blameless and above reproach.”

Why is it crucial that this man be a faithful husband and effective father?

Describe each quality, its significance, and possible reasons for its inclusion here.

What traits of worldly leaders are not listed here?

Why must a recent convert not be appointed?

What are “outsiders,” and how could they disqualify a man from being an overseer?

How eager is the devil to snare church leaders? Why? How?

What are the spiritual qualities that deacons must have?

How are deacons (the word means “servants”) different from other servants in the church?

In what ways can a wife enhance (or undermine) her husband’s role?

In what sense is the church the pillar and ground of the truth?

How is this ancient hymn about Christ simple? How is it profound?

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