Chapter Three, Lesson One
ABOVE REPROACH 1Timothy 3:1-3 Download this Bible Study
** At the conclusion of chapter two the apostle Paul instructed his
true child in the faith regarding the
Authority Prescribed by God Himself which is to be
followed within the framework of church worship. What lesson are the men
of the church to learn from Adams bad example, which we saw together
We must not violate our God-given role as leader, teacher, provider
and protector of our wives. We must faithfully live the standard and
lead our helpmates into a more Christlike lifestyle each day!
** To what role has God graciously called the women of the church, within
the corporate worship service?
The role of learner or disciple who quietly
receives instruction from the Word of God.
** With which attitude does the godly woman fulfill this role?
Contentedness, she does not seek to take a mans position; but
receives her instruction in the Word with entire submissiveness.
** Having established in Timothys mind the parameters of Gods
prescribed authority within the corporate worship of the church, the apostle
is now going to expand his inspired instruction into four specific areas
which we will study together over the next month. Here in chapter three
we have the privilege of looking over Pauls shoulder as he explains
to Timothy the meaning of:
ABOVE REPROACH - 1Timothy 3:1-3
ADMIRABLE REPUTATION - 1Timothy 3:4-7
APPROVED RELATIONSHIP - 1Timothy 3:8-13
APOSTOLIC REQUIREMENT - 1Timothy 3:14-16
How can Timothy know who is qualified to be in church leadership?
The answer comes from the Above Reproach standard
set by Paul under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Lets tune
our hearts to His marvelous truth!
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