Timothy became Paul’s protégé and pastor of the church at Ephesus. As a young minister, Timothy faced all sorts of pressures, conflicts, and challenges from the church and his surrounding culture. Apostle Paul wrote this personal letter to teach church administration and discipline.
This book provides guiding principles for local churches, including rules for public worship and qualifications for Bishops (Elders, Pastors), deacons and special church workers.
Paul tells the church leaders to correct unsound doctrine and to deal lovingly and fairly with all people in the church. The church is not organised for the sake of organisation, but so that Jesus Christ can be honoured and glorified.
Christians while studying these guidelines, must not lose sight of what is most important in the life of the church – knowing God, working together in loving harmony, and taking God’s Good News to the world.