1 Timothy Commentaries

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Updated March, 2013

THE PASTOR'S PRIMER:
PAUL'S PRACTICAL PASTORAL
INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING THE LOCAL CHURCH
1Timothy 1 1Timothy 2-3 1Timothy 4 1Timothy 5 1Timothy 6
TIMOTHY'S
CHARGE…
TIMOTHY'S
INSTRUCTIONS…
Concerning
Sound
Doctrine
Concerning
Prayer
& Church
Concerning
Last Days
Apostasy
Concerning
Widows
& Elders
Concerning
Conflict &
Contentment
Danger of
False Doctrine
Public Worship
Church Officers
Antidote
for Apostasy
Pastoral Duties
Toward Others
Instructions for
the Man of God
Warning Worship Wisdom Widows Wealth
Written in Macedonia
Circa 62-64AD

Key Verses:1Ti 3:15-16, 1Ti 6:11, 1Ti 6:12

Key Words: Godliness (1Ti 2:2, 2:10, 3:16, 4:7, 4:8, 6:3, 5, 6, 11, Doctrine (1Ti 4:6, 6:1, 6:3), Sound (1Ti 1:10, 4:6, 6:3), Conscience (1Ti 1:5, 19, 3:9, 4:2), Faith/faithful (20x), Gospel (1Ti 1:11), Preach (1Ti 2:7, 3:16, 5:17, 6:2), Charge (In KJV) (1Ti 1:3, 18, 5:7, 16, 5:21, 6:13, 17).

Introduction: 1 Timothy-MacArthur Study Bible

Purpose of this Epistle: 1Ti 3:15 states “I write so that you may know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.” Gaebelein writes "The epistle therefore contains practical and important instructions on the order which is to be maintained in the church, as the house of God… Pure doctrine, pure worship and a faithful ministry are the leading thoughts of this pastoral letter, but he also enters into the godly conduct of the individuals which are in the church of the living God. Blessed instructions!"

HENRY ALFORD
1 Timothy Commentary
The New Testament for English Readers

HENRY ALFORD
1 Timothy Commentary
The Greek Testament

ALBERT BARNES
1 Timothy Commentary
Notes on the New Testament

JOHANN BENGEL
1 Timothy Commentary

The Gnomon of the New Testament
Short Pithy Comments
Index to Mt-Rev Chapter by Chapter

C H Spurgeon wrote that Bengel's NT commentary "is the Scholar's delight! Bengel condensed more matter into a line than can be extracted from pages of other writers."

JOHANN BENGEL
1 Timothy Commentary

The New Testament for English Readers
Index to Mt-Rev Chapter by Chapter

BIBLE.ORG RESOURCES
Resources that Reference 1 Timothy

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BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR
Resources on 1 Timothy

JOHN CALVIN
1 Timothy Commentary

ALAN CARR
1 Timothy Sermons

CENTURY BIBLE COMMENTARY
1 Timothy
(50+ pages of comments)

ADAM CLARKE
1 Timothy Commentary

GEORGE CLARKE
Commentary on 1 Timothy (1906)
"Designed for Pastors and Sunday Schools"

STEVEN COLE
1 Timothy Sermons
These Function Like a Verse by Verse Commentary
Recommended

W A CRISWELL
1 Timothy Sermons

J LIGON DUNCAN
1 Timothy Sermons

RON DANIEL
1 Timothy Sermons

CHARLES J. ELLICOTT
1 Timothy Commentary
New Testament for English Readers
Less emphasis on original Greek but overall well done

EXPLORE THE BIBLE
1 Timothy Commentary

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY
1 Timothy Commentary
Alfred Plummer

EXPOSITOR'S GREEK TESTAMENT
1 Timothy Commentary
Newport J D White, D. D.

PATRICK FAIRBAIRN
1 Timothy Commentary

Spurgeon's assessment of Fairbairn's pastoral epistles: "What with a good translation, full defense of the Apostolic authorship of the Epistles, fruitful comments, and profitable dissertations, this volume is about as complete a guide to the smaller epistles as one could desire." (From Spurgeon's Commenting on Commentaries - Pastoral Epistles) (Fairbairn is amillennial)

A C GAEBELEIN
1 Timothy Commentary
Annotated Bible

Another Source - Allows copy and paste

DAVE GUZIK
1 Timothy Commentary

JOHN GILL
1 Timothy Commentary

GOSPEL COALITION
1 Timothy Sermons
Most are Audio with a few transcripts
Contributors include Mark Dever, Kent Hughes, D A Carson, etc

L M GRANT
1 Timothy Commentary

JAMES HASTINGS
Great Texts of the Bible
1 Timothy
(Each Message is 15-20 pages)

MATTHEW HENRY
1 Timothy Commentary

INTERVARSITY PRESS
1 Timothy Commentary

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN
1 Timothy Commentary

S LEWIS JOHNSON
1 Timothy Sermons
Audio & Transcripts

JOHN MACARTHUR
1 Timothy Sermons
Excellent Expository Sermons

1 Timothy 1

1 Timothy 2

1 Timothy 3

1 Timothy 4

1 Timothy 5

1 Timothy 6

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
Exposition of 1 Timothy

F B MEYER
Our Daily Homily

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
1 Timothy
Conservative, Evangelical

SERMONS, ET. AL.
1 TIMOTHY

DON ANDERSON

PAUL APPLE

BIBLE.ORG

RICH CATHERS

J LIGON DUNCAN

DAN DUNCAN

A C GAEBELEIN

J GIBSON

L M GRANT

DAVID HOCKING

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

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HENRY MORRIS

  • Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading Creationist. Instructions: (1) Enter book name and chapter. (2) Select "Only the Defender's Notes". (3) Press "Search". Additional Notes: (a) Books that begin with a number (eg. 1, 2 Timothy, etc) must have a space between the number and name (e.g., "2 Timothy 1" retrieves hits but "2Timothy 1" returns no results). (b) Searches of first chapter of any book will also retrieve Dr Morris' introductory comments on that book.

WIL POUNDS

JOHNNY SANDERS

CHUCK SMITH

JAMES VAN DINE

RAY STEDMAN

COMMENTARIES
ON 1 TIMOTHY

JOHANN A BENGEL

J H BERNARD

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT

F C COOK

JOHN DUMMELOW

CHARLES J. ELLICOTT

CHARLES J. ELLICOTT

L M GRANT

F B HOLE

WILLIAM KELLY

HAMILTON SMITH

ROBERT F HORTON

A E HUMPHREYS

H A IRONSIDE

PAUL KRETZMANN (Lutheran)

J VERNON MCGEE

F B MEYER

J J VAN OOSTERZEE

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

MATTHEW POOLE

SERMON BIBLE

JOHN TRAPP

BOB UTLEY

NEWPORT J D WHITE

1 TIMOTHY 1

OUR DAILY BREAD

PRECEPTAUSTIN

C H SPURGEON

BOB FROMM

NAM PARK

JOSEPH PARKER

RAY STEDMAN

IVP COMMENTARY

HAMPTON KEATHLEY III

SCOTT LINDSAY

JOHN MACARTHUR

DON ROBINSON

JOHN PIPER

WILLIAM HUNTINGTON

J C PHILPOT

JOSEPH IRONS

JAMES SMITH

ARTHUR PINK

RAY STEDMAN

NAM PARK

IVP COMMENTARY

GREGG ALLEN

OSWALD CHAMBERS

THOMAS WATSON

JAMES SMITH

JOSEPH PARKER

JAMES HASTINGS

JOHN NEWTON

PRECEPTAUSTIN

JAMES SMITH

J C PHILPOT

F B MEYER

TONY CAPOCCIA

BRIAN BILL

C H SPURGEON

DON ROBINSON

J C PHILPOT

JOSEPH IRONS

RAY STEDMAN

IVP COMMENTARY

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

1 TIMOTHY 2

OUR DAILY BREAD

BOB FROMM

DON ROBINSON

F B MEYER

J C RYLE

RAY STEDMAN

IVP COMMENTARY

RAY PRITCHARD

NAM PARK

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

JOHN PIPER

C H SPURGEON

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

J C PHILPOT

JOHN FLAVEL

RAY STEDMAN

JOHN PIPER

J. C. RYLE

IVP COMMENTARY

JOHN MACARTHUR

PRECEPTAUSTIN

NAM PARK

RAY STEDMAN

CHARLES POWELL

DOUGLAS MOO

JOHN PIPER

TERRI DARBY MOORE

1 TIMOTHY 3

OUR DAILY BREAD

BOB FROMM

RAY PRITCHARD

RICH CATHERS

RAY STEDMAN

IVP COMMENTARY

MIDDLETOWN BIBLE

NAM PARK

JOSEPH IRONS

JOHN MACARTHUR

JOHN PIPER

RAY STEDMAN

THOMAS WATSON

RAY STEDMAN

GEORGE ZELLER

IVP COMMENTARY

C H SPURGEON

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

J R MILLER

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

JOSEPH PARKER

JAMES HASTINGS

J GRANT

J C PHILPOT

GRACE GEMS

F B MEYER

1 TIMOTHY 4

OUR DAILY BREAD

IVP COMMENTARY

BRIAN BILL

RAY STEDMAN

JOHN MACARTHUR

F B MEYER

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

ARTHUR PINK

NAM PARK

F B MEYER

ON SITE

J C PHILPOT

DON ROBINSON

JAMES HASTINGS

GEORGE ZELLER

J R MILLER

JOHN PIPER

RAY STEDMAN

J C Philpot

CHUCK SMITH

JOHN NEWTON

J C RYLE

JOHN ANGELL JAMES

JOHN ABBOTT

JOHN ANGELL JAMES

RICH CATHERS

THOMAS BROOKS

C H SPURGEON

OSWALD CHAMBERS

J C RYLE

J R MILLER

RAY PRITCHARD

F B MEYER

J. C. RYLE

JOHN PIPER

1 TIMOTHY 5

OUR DAILY BREAD

J R MILLER

J R MILLER

NAM PARK

ARTHUR PINK

F B MEYER

IVP COMMENTARY

RAY STEDMAN

JOHN MACARTHUR

THOMAS BROOKS

RAY STEDMAN

1 Timothy 6

OUR DAILY BREAD

BOB FROMM

IVP COMMENTARY

NAM PARK

THOMAS BROOKS

RAY STEDMAN

JOHN MACARTHUR

LEGH RICHMOND

ROBERT MORGAN

J R MILLER

JEFF JONES

THOMAS WATSON

JOHN NEWTON

JOHN MACDUFF

THOMAS WATSON

THOMAS BLACK

DON ROBINSON

MATTHEW HENRY

RAY STEDMAN

GORHAM ABBOTT

WILLIAM PLUMER

J. R. MILLER

THOMAS BROOKS

WILLIAM S. PLUMER

ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER

JOHN PIPER

RAY STEDMAN

J C PHILPOT

J C RYLE

JAMES HASTINGS

OSWALD CHAMBERS

J C PHILPOT

THOMAS WATSON

J K POPHAM

CHARLES SPURGEON

THOMAS WATSON

J. C. RYLE

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

F B MEYER

RAY PRITCHARD

JOHN ANGELL JAMES

WILLIAM DYER

NET BIBLE NOTES
1 Timothy Commentary Notes

Comment: Comment: These are more technical notes on the New English Translation, but often yield some very useful insights. The NET Bible is synchronized with the NET Notes, Constable's Commentary, relevant articles on the Bible.org website and 10 parallel translations. Here are some basic instructions on how to use the free online NETBible Notes - First click this link (you may want to open in a new window to follow the instructions - Hold you pointer over this link and click your Right Mouse button to open menu - choose "Open in New Window"). First notice that at the top there a tab or box labeled "Matthew 1". Click the down arrow on the left side, select book and then the chapter of interest. The Scripture opens to that Book and Chapter and the NETBible Notes automatically synch with the Scripture. Note that instead of the NETBible notes you can select Constable's Notes which also automatically synch as you scroll down the NETBible Scriptures. Click on the Grk/Heb tab and hold your pointer over the Greek (or Hebrew) words to highlight the English word in the NETBible (or hold pointer over the English word to see the corresponding Greek/Hebrew word). The Articles tab also synchronizes with the NETBible and retrieves articles found at Bible.org that mention the NETBible verse you are studying. You can increase or decrease the font size by holding down your Control Key and scrolling your Mouse wheel up or down. Now double click on a word like "Abraham" in 1:2 and note that you have a choice to view one of several dictionary articles on Abraham. Notice also that when you click on Abraham, the Articles tab automatically looks up articles that contain that specific chapter/verse (in this case Mt 1:2NET). Finally, click the "Parallel" tab to compare 10 different Bible translations! There is more but this should get you started!

OUR DAILY BREAD
1 Timothy Devotionals
Excellent Illustrations
Radio Bible Class
Updated to March, 2013

1 Timothy 1

1 Timothy 2

1 Timothy 3

1 Timothy 4

1 Timothy 5

1 Timothy 6

JOHN PIPER
1 Timothy Sermons

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY
1 Timothy
Interesting Resource -
"Germ Notes", Sermon Ideas

PULPIT COMMENTARY
1 Timothy Commentary

A. T. ROBERTSON
1 Timothy Word Pictures
Notes on original Greek text

DON ROBINSON
1 Timothy Sermons

ROB SALVATO
1 Timothy Sermon Notes

CHARLES SIMEON
1 Timothy Sermons

NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3 even better)

C. H. SPURGEON
All of Spurgeon's Sermons on
1 Timothy

C H SPURGEON
Devotional from Faith's Checkbook

1 Timothy 4:15

True Heart Energy - “Meditate upon these things, give thyself wholly tothem; that thy profiting may appear to all.”

THIS is, practically, a promise that, by diligent meditation and the giving up of our whole mind to our work for the Lord, we shall make a progress which all can see. Not by hasty reading, but by deep meditation, we profit by the Word of God. Not by doing a great deal of work in a slovenly manner, but by giving our best thought to what we attempt, we shall get real profit. “In all labor there is profit,” but not in fuss and hurry without true heart energy.

If we divide ourselves between God and mammon, or Christ and self, we shall make no progress. We must give ourselves wholly to holy things, or else we shall be poor traders in heavenly business; and at our stock-taking, no profit will be shown.

Am I a minister? Let me be a minister wholly, and not spend my energies upon secondary concerns. What have I to do with party politics, or vain amusements? Am I a Christian? Let me make my service of Jesus my occupation, my lifework, my one pursuit. We must be in-and-in with Jesus, and then out-and-out for Jesus, or else we shall make neither progress nor profit, and neither the church nor the world will feel that forceful influence which the Lord would have us exercise.

RAY STEDMAN
Expository Studies in 1 Timothy

1 Timothy 1

1 Timothy 2

1 Timothy 3

1 Timothy 4

1 Timothy 5

1 Timothy 6

RON TEED
Expository Sermons
1 Timothy
Well Done Expositions

GEOFF THOMAS
Expository Sermons
1 Timothy
Well Done Expositions

TODAY IN THE WORD
1 Timothy Devotionals
Updated February, 2012

VALLEY BIBLE CHURCH
1 Timothy Sermons

MARVIN VINCENT
1 Timothy New Testament Word Studies
Notes on original Greek text

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