1 Timothy 2 Outline
– Supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving should be made for everyone (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
– It is God’s will that none should go to hell and everyone be saved (1 Timothy 2:3-4)
– There is one God and God exists in the form of trinity (1 Timothy 2:5)
– Jesus Christ offered his blood as ransom for our sins (1 Timothy 2:6)
– Paul said Jesus Christ entrust him with the mission to proclaim the gospel (1 Timothy 2:7)
– Lift your hands in prayer (1 Timothy 2:8)
– Women should dressed modestly and be equipped with good works (1 Timothy 2:9-10)
– Women should submit to husbands (1 Timothy 2:11-14)
– Women that are faithful to God will be saved (1 Timothy 2:15)
1 Timothy 2 Bible Study
In 1 Timothy 2:1-2, Paul urged that supplication, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for everyone including the kings and those in authority so that the Christians can live in peace. Supplication means praying based on God’s word. When praying, you should mention God’s promise as a ground for him to grant you what you ask for in prayer. Prayer means talking with God. All prayers should end with In Jesus name otherwise the prayer won’t reach God (John 14:13; John 15:16). Intercession means praying on behalf of others. We should always pray for others, not just for ourselves. There are many things we can pray for others including missionaries, ministries, friends, co-workers, family members, governments, countries around the globe and etc. We should give thanks to God in all circumstances (Ephesians 5:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:20; Psalm 34:1). After you have prayed, you must give thanks to God for it until God accomplish it. You must never say negative things. Whatever you say with your mouth can affect your situation (James 3:6).
In 1 Timothy 2:3-4, the will of God is that everyone come to believe in Jesus and be saved. It is not God’s will for men to go to hell. God created the hell for the devil (Matthew 25:41). But God is fair. Anyone who is disobedient and did not faithfully follow God’s commandment will be punished in hell. The torments in hell is endless (Revelation 20:10). On the contrary, anyone who faithfully obey God’s commandments will be saved and live forever in heaven. In heaven, there is rest from the old order of things. There is no death, crying or pain in heaven (Revelation 21:4).
In 1 Timothy 2:5, there is only one God and one mediator. God exists in three forms including the Father God, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit (Romans 3:30). There are the same God but each has different roles. The Father God acts as a father to us. Jesus Christ is the son of God. He is the mediator because he intercede for our problems to God. The Holy Spirit is the counselor and helper. He reminds us of God’s word and guide us when we face problems.
In 1 Timothy 2:6, Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins. He offered his life blood for us on the cross as a ransom for our sins so that we can receive the forgiveness of sins and gain eternal life and inherit the kingdom of God (Matthew 26:26-28).
In 1 Timothy 2:7, Paul was appointed by Jesus Christ to proclaim the gospel so that others can come to faith in Christ. It is the responsibility of every Christian to preach the gospel message to everyone that encounter. You should talk to those you encounter about Jesus Christ. Paul said woe to him if he did not preach the gospel. If you don’t spread the gospel to others, you have sinned and will end up in hell (1 Corinthians 9:16).
In 1 Timothy 2:8, lifting up your hands means respecting God. When you worship or pray, you should lift up your hands high to God. In Exodus 17:11, when Moses lift up his hands, the Israelites were winning against the Amalekites but when Moses lower his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When you pray, you must forgive those who hurt you otherwise God will not forgive you. In Matthew 6:14, if you forgive others, God will also forgive you.
In Timothy 2:9-10, women should dress modestly and not adorn themselves with all kinds of decors in vanity. Instead, they should dress themselves with good deeds and worship God with sincerity of heart. We should never be extravagant in the day we dress. Our bodies is the temple of the Holy Spirit. As the temple of the Holy Spirit, we must use our bodies to glorify God in every way. Vanity is a sin (2 Peter 2:18). We must put God first in our lives. In Proverbs 31:30, favor is deceitful and beauty is vain but a woman who fear God shall be praised.
In 1 Timothy 2:11-14, women should submit to man as the head of the household. If the husband is right according to God’s word, the wife should submit to him. If the husband is wrong according to God’s word, the wife should not submit to him. Wives should respect the decisions of the husbands (Ephesians 5:22).
In 1 Timothy 2:15, women will be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith, charity and holiness with sobriety. We are saved through having faith in Jesus Christ, who was gave birth by a virgin called Mary through the anointing of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18). If you faithfully obey God until the end, you will be saved and go to heaven.