The First Letter of the Apostle Paul to Timothy

In this letter the apostle Paul writes to his disciple Timothy who is a pastor at the church in Ephesus (in modern-day Turkey).  The purpose of the letter is to teach “how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth” (3:15).  The church is the family of God and not a building.  We enter the church, that is, we become members of God’s family, by faith in Jesus Christ.  This letter then tells us how to live.  There are instructions to men and women, to church leaders, to the young and old, to widows, to slaves and masters (of that time), to the rich and the poor.

Do you want to know how to pray, how to help widows, how to serve the Lord, how to use money properly, how to flee the temptations of this world?  Listen to this letter, and the Lord will teach you.

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