Author: The apostle Paul (1:1).
Date: Approximately AD 63.
In Ten Words or Less: Pastors are taught how to conduct their lives and churches.
Details: The first of three “pastoral epistles,” 1 Timothy contains the aging apostle Paul’s insights for a new generation of church leaders. Timothy had often worked alongside Paul but was now pastoring in Ephesus (1:3). Paul warned him against legalism and false teaching (Chapter 1), listed the qualifications for pastors and deacons (Chapter 3), and described the behavior of a “good minister of Jesus Christ” (4:6) in the final three chapters.
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