Common Content in the Pastoral Epistles
Qualifications for Leadership
1. Instructions on right belief (1:1-20)
2. Instructions for the church (2:1-3:16)
3. Instructions for elders (4:1-6:21)
Paul advised Timothy on such practical topics as qualifications for church leaders, public worship, confronting false teaching, and how to treat various groups of people within the church. Right belief and right behavior are critical for anyone who desires to lead or server effectively in the church. We should all believe rightly, participate in church actively, and minister to one another lovingly.