Scripture: I Timothy 2

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READ and STUDY the WORD

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Instructions On Worship

1 Timothy 2:1-15 (WEB) 1 I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks be made for all men: for kings and all who are in high places, that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony in its own times, to which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am telling the truth in Christ, not lying—a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.  I desire therefore that the men in every place pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and doubting. In the same way, that women also adorn themselves in decent clothing, with modesty and propriety, not just with braided hair, gold, pearls, or expensive clothing, 10 but with good works, which is appropriate for women professing godliness. 11 Let a woman learn in quietness with full submission. 12 But I don’t permit a woman to teach, nor to exercise authority over a man, but to be in quietness. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 Adam wasn’t deceived, but the woman, being deceived, has fallen into disobedience; 15 but she will be saved through her childbearing, if they continue in faith, love, and sanctification with sobriety.

Questions and Answers:

1. What message does Paul exhort (I Timothy 2:1)? Paul encourages us to petition (request), pray, intercede and give thanks for all men.

2. For what specifically did Paul ask (I Timothy 2:2)? That we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence. 

3. Why did Paul ask this (I Timothy 2:3-4)? Because this was good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

4. What does Paul say about God (I Timothy 2:5-6)? Paul says there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all.

5. What did Paul want all men to do (I Timothy 2:8)? Paul wanted men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and doubting.

6. How did Paul want women to dress (I Timothy 2:9-10)? Paul wanted women to adorn themselves in decent clothing, with modesty and propriety, not just with braided hair, gold, pearls, or expensive clothing but with good works, which is appropriate for women professing godliness.  

7. How did Paul want women to behave (I Timothy 2:11-13)? Paul wanted women to learn in quietness with full submission. He didn’t want women to teach, nor to exercise authority over a man, but to be silent.  

HEAR the WORD

I Timothy 2:12-15 (WEB) 12 But I don’t permit a woman to teach, nor to exercise authority over a man, but to be in quietness. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 Adam wasn’t deceived, but the woman, being deceived, has fallen into disobedience; 15 but she will be saved through her childbearing, if they continue in faith, love, and sanctification with sobriety.

I Timothy 2:12-15 (AMP) 12 I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet [in the congregation]. 13 For Adam was formed first [by God from the earth], then Eve; 14 and it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman who was led astray and fell into sin. 15 But women will be preserved (saved) through [the pain and dangers of] the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and holiness with self-control and discretion.

MEDITATE on the WORD

Ponder the above verses.

Footnotes from Biblegateway.com:

1 Timothy 2:12 The early church evidently followed Jewish practices in religious education. In Israel, mothers taught their daughters, and it was the father’s responsibility to teach his sons in all areas, including religious education. So Paul’s prohibitions here are consistent with the practices of his day.

1 Timothy 2:15 This is considered one of the more difficult verses in the NT to interpret. Part of the difficulty is that the Greek verb rendered “preserved” is literally “saved,” which could refer either to physical preservation or to salvation. Some expositors interpret the verb as referring to the blessings of a woman’s role as wife and mother, especially in regard to raising godly children. However, the wording of the verse seen here reflects the interpretation that Paul is speaking, in broad terms, of protection from the dangers of childbirth.

1 Timothy 2:15 The blessings on a woman are the result of her adherence to the virtues listed.

MEMORIZE the WORD

I Timothy 2:3b-4 God our Savior … wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

I Timothy 2:5-6 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all people.  This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.

LOVE and LIVE the WORD

Jesus gave His life as a ransom for our sin.  A ransom was the price paid to release a slave from captivity.  Jesus, our mediator, gave His life in exchange for ours.  By His death, He paid our penalty for sin.

TEACH and SHARE the WORD

Our goal should be to have a right relationship with God and with others.

PRAY the WORD

Lord, I pray we will seek to live a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and holiness (I Timothy 2:2).  So we can please You who want all men to be savd and to come to a knowledge of the truth (I Timothy 2:4).  Thank You for sending us a mediator, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all men (I Timothy 2:5-6). Lord, I pray we will lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing (I Timothy 2:8).  Lord, I pray we will dress and behave in a Christlike manner (I Timothy 2:9-15).  In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

ENCOURAGEMENT

“May you and I live a godly life.” <>< Dona