1 Timothy 4-6

In 1 Timothy, Paul wrote his young friend to encourage him to remain in Ephesus and “command certain people not to teach other doctrine or to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies” (1.3b-4a).  The message of the opponents in Ephesus ran contrary to the gospel of grace—which Paul had … Continue reading

1 Timothy 1-3

While 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus, were personal correspondence, the early church considered their contents useful for helping leaders and local congregations to establish unique, new communities—distinct from the synagogue and devoted solely to Christ.  These new assemblies, especially their leaders, were forced to deal with issues of both … Continue reading