Lesson No. 436
Book of I Timothy, Chapter 2
"What Is Our Mission?"

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Instructions about worship

1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. 8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 10 but (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. 15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

Lesson No. 436 “What Is Our Mission?”

Book of I Timothy Chapter 2 11/18/2018


1) What does Paul 'encourage enthusiastically'? (Hint- verse 1)

2) What does he pray for regarding kings and people in authority? (Hint- verse 2) Do we do that? Who likes it when we do that? (verse 3)

3) What does Jesus want for all men? (Hint- verse 4) Our mission statement too!!!

4) Paul presents both Jesus' authority and his appointed position in verses 5 through 7. We believe this but what about unbelievers?

5) Paul then gives council to both men and women. Verse 8 is not controversial but verses 9 through 15 are. What do you think?

6) What do verses 9 and 10 really mean? Is this about the exterior or the inner part of a woman?

7) What about verses 11 and 12? There are many excellent women Bible teachers of course, especially for children and women. But about women teaching men? What are the advantages to exclusive men's and women's studies? How about co-ed studies?

8) But what about men? Is that what God is getting to in this verse? Is it about the ability of women to teach, respect men, or is this in regard to God's knowledge about men as leaders of the family but yet men generally being too proud to be 'godly' men? Perhaps it had to do with specific problems in the church in Ephesus.

9) Paul goes back to Genesis and the creation of man and woman. What was God's plan? Are men and women created equal? Or, do they just have different roles in life, different curses? Genesis 2: 15-25; Genesis 3: 14-19

10) Is it possible that God was trying to settle 99% of the arguments between husbands and wives in these verses? What do you think?

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