1 Timothy 1

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1 Timothy – Chapter 1


Share memories of a time as a young adult
when you were encouraged by an older adult


Bring the topics of the day to God in prayer
Offer them to him to hold – keep – act
Say the Lord’s Prayer together
In quiet – read through the whole letter of Timothy
Say together the early creeds in 1 Timothy 3 v 16 and in 1 Timothy 1.17

Word for all

  1. The people of this letter

    Discover Timothy’s background and character together. References to include: Acts 16.1-3; 2 Timothy 1.5 and 3.15; 1 Timothy 1.2; 2 Timothy 1.6-7, 13-14

    Working with Paul: Acts 17.14-15, 18.5; Acts 19.22; Philippians 1.1; Colossians 1.1; Philippians 2.19-22; 1 Timothy 3.1-7; 5.17-22; Hebrews 13.23

  2. Paul’s story

    Remind yourselves of Paul’s motivation to write to Timothy and to lead the church

    1 Timothy 1.12-14

  3. Blessed are the merciful

    When were these words spoken, and in what setting? Matthew 5
    What does mercy mean to you? Leaders – look up in dictionary?
    What does Jesus say? eg. Matthew 18.21-35
    Where in the whole Bible do you find stories of mercy – of God to human kind, of men and women to one another? 1 Timothy 1.12-17. James 2.13.
    eg. 1 Samuel 24 and 26 – what was the background?
    How have you experienced mercy? How would you explain this to another person?

  4. Topics in 1 Timothy

    Make a list of things that Paul addresses in the first chapter: which are relevant today?


Pray for us to know and be able to explain God’s mercy
Pray for situations where we could offer mercy with others – support one another 

Rev’d Dr Marion de Quidt. Sept 2016