1 Timothy: House Rules for God’s Church
Paul wrote his first letter to Timothy so he would know, “…how one ought to behave in the household of God, the church of the living God…” (3:14,15). In doing so he laid down the apostolic foundation for doctrine and practice for the church at Ephesus and the Scriptural model for the true church for all time. The contemporary church, therefore, has no excuse for not doing God’s work God’s way.
This series of messages is a verse-by-verse exposition of the book of 1 Timothy by Jeff Miller. These messages were preached during our Sunday Morning Adult Sunday School. Click here for more teaching by Jeff Miller.
Paul closes his first letter to Timothy with a passionate plea to guard the sacred gospel which has been entrusted to him. Timothy, and the church today, will be able to accomplish this charge by avoiding false teaching and relying totally on the ever-present and powerful grace of God. An exposition of 1 Timothy 6:20-21. | Download Workbook
To balance out his sharp indictment of false teachers and their lust for riches, Paul shifts his focus to the wealthy Christians of Ephesus. Rich believers should not hope in uncertain riches, but on God who richly gives us all things and enables us to be rich in good works. An exposition of 1 Timothy 6:17-19. | Download Workbook
In order to combat the heresy being spread in Ephesus Paul exhorts Timothy to engage the false teachers using God’s rules of spiritual warfare. The method is as important as the message if Timothy and we are to keep an unstained testimony and bring glory to God in our efforts. An exposition of 1 Timothy 6:11-16. | Download Workbook
When Christians serve others in any capacity we are to do it as unto the Lord. The slaves who were members of the church at Ephesus were to honor their masters in this way and to do it to the glory of God. An exposition of 1 Timothy 6:1-2. | Download Workbook
Though not raised raised in a Christian home, Jeff came to faith in Christ as a young man and committed his life to the Lordship and service of his Savior. He was trained and employed in public health as a clinical microbiologist and later worked in the building industry. He met his wife Penny in college and they were married for 35 years. They were blessed with three children whom they raised in the fear and admonition of the Lord. Penny went home to her Savior in 2007 after a long, brave battle with cancer.
Jeff’s greatest joy is serving Christ’s church through the study and teaching of God’s Word. In view of the myriad fads and doctrinal aberrations plaguing the contemporary evangelical landscape, he is particularly concerned that local churches return to a high view of Scripture in order to be grounded in sound theology and practice.
Jeff enjoys family activities, cycling, woodworking and the four seasons and outdoor life of North Idaho. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.