I TIMOTHY - Answer Key
 

Observation Part

1. Upon what basis could Paul claim to be an apostle? (I Tim. 1:1) BY THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD

2. Why was Timothy left in Ephesus when Paul went to Macedonia? (I Tim. 1:3) SO THAT HE COULD CHARGE SOME THAT THEY TEACH NO OTHER DOCTRINE (THAN WHAT PAUL TAUGHT)

3. What are the objectives of God's commandment through His ministers? (I Tim. 1:5)

1. CHARITY OUT OF PURE HEART

2. A GOOD CONSCIENCE

3. FAITH UNFEIGNED

4. Whatever men may think about the law of God, the fact is that it is GOOD (I Tim. 1:8)

5. How did Jesus show forth all long-suffering in Paul's life? (I Tim. 1:16) WHEN HE SAVED PAUL, SHOWED PAUL MERCY (DESPITE PAUL'S GREAT SIN)

6. What does Paul use to support his charge to Timothy (I Tim. 1:18) THE PROPHESIES WHICH WENT BEFORE

7. Why is civil and national peace good in the sight of God? (I Tim. 2:4) HE WILL HAVE ALL MEN TO BE SAVED AND COME UNTO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH

8. What is the best accessory for a woman to wear with her apparel? (I Tim. 2:10) GOOD WORKS

9. What is the limit to a woman's authority? (I Tim. 2:12) SHE MUST NOT USURP AUTHORITY OVER A MAN

10. What is a fair conclusion, if a man does not appear to rule his house well? (I Tim. 3:5) HE CANNOT TAKE CARE OF THE CHURCH OF GOD

11. What kind of reputation ought a candidate for an office have among those who are outside of the church? (I Tim. 3:7) HE MUST HAVE A GOOD REPORT

12. What is one purpose for which Paul wrote to Timothy? (I Tim. 3:15) THAT TIMOTHY MIGHT KNOW HOW TO BEHAVE IN THE CHURCH IN PAUL'S ABSENCE

13. Why is a commandment to abstain from meats wrong? (I Tim. 4:4) EVERY CREATURE OF GOD IS GOOD (TO EAT)

14. In contrast to bodily exercise, the value of godliness endures (I Tim. 4:8) INTO THE LIFE WHICH IS TO COME.

15. What is the best way for a young man to demonstrate that he is a mature believer, capable of leadership? (I Tim. 4:12) HE SHOULD BE AN EXAMPLE IN WORD, IN CONVERSATION (BEHAVIOR), IN CHARITY, IN FAITH, IN SPIRIT, IN PURITY

16. What degree of dedication should a minister expect to devote to his gift of service? (I Tim. 4:15) HE SHOULD GIVE HIMSELF WHOLLY TO IT

17. A woman who has lost her husband, and so is free from the obligations to serve a husband, but who has a family ought to devote her time (I Tim. 5:4) AT HOME WITH HER FAMILY .

18. For whose physical needs does the Bible command believers to provide? (I Tim. 5:8) FOR THE NEEDS OF THEIR OWN FAMILY AND OF THOSE IN THE CHURCH

19. Who is first of all obligated to care for the physical needs of widows? (I Tim. 5:16) FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE WIDOWS ARE FIRST OF ALL RESPONSIBLE

20. What protection does an elder have in the face of an accusation? (I Tim. 5:19) TWO OR THREE WITNESSES ARE REQUIRED

21. What value is there for believing servants to honor their masters? (I Tim. 6:1) IN THAT WAY THE NAME OF GOD AND HIS DOCTRINE ARE NOT BLASPHEMED

22. What misconception do perverse men have about material gain? (I Tim. 6:5) THAT IT IS GODLINESS

23. What ought to be the limit of our material concerns? (I Tim. 6:8) FOOD AND RAIMENT

24. For what ought a man contend and seek to grasp? (I Tim. 6:12) FAITH, ETERNAL LIFE

25. What two dangers do material riches bring? (I Tim. 6:17)

1. BECOME HIGH-MINDED

2. TRUST IN UNCERTAIN RICHES, RATHER THAN GOD

Objective Part

Circle your choice as appropriate.

1.    T*    F    Throughout history, God has organized His people so that the many are led by the few.

2. The spiritual leadership of a congregation is ...

a) the responsibility of the older members.

b) formed by the advice and consent of the members.

c)* the responsibility of the few men who are called of God.

d) the responsibility of those people in the congregation who study the Bible more than others and know it better than most.

3. A congregation without a leader ...

a) faces a lot of inconveniences.

b) is free from the domination of men.

c)* is in a dangerous situation.

d) can operate fine by means of the consensus of all its members.

4. Timothy

a) was a shy reserved man.

b) was Paul's personal convert.

c) was a fearful timid man.

d)* was capable of wise and courageous leadership amid challenges to the gospel.

5. A Christian's hope is JESUS CHRIST (OR GOD'S PROMISES) .

6.    T*    F    Grace, mercy and peace are three different words but can be looked at as referring to the same thing.

7.    T    F*    A man's self motivated ambition to be a leader in a congregation is a virtue which shows initiative and a willingness to serve.

8.    T*    F    The law is good, even though it condemns people for not obeying it perfectly.

9.    T*    F    A lawful use of the law is to forsake any attempt to obey it in order to be right with God.

10. According to I Timothy 1:13, Paul ...

a) was innocent of the damage he caused the church before he was saved because he did not realize what he was doing.

b) appealed to his special circumstances in order to show Timothy why he was not accountable for his past wickedness.

c)* acted just like an unsaved man, not having the grace of God and revealing his wicked heart.

d) showed that he was as God had made him. Therefore, until he was saved, no one could expect or require of him righteous behavior.

11. God's will for the salvation of an individual ...

a) can be frustrated by the person's stubbornness.

b) refers to His intention but is only fulfilled if the person accepts His offer of salvation.

c)* always comes to pass without exception.

12. The word "all" in I Timothy 2:4 ...

a)* is limited to a part of the human race, namely all of God's elect.

b) is unlimited in as much as God's love is unlimited.

c) refers to all of the Jews.

d) refers to those to whom Paul and Timothy witnessed.

13. The idea that Jesus paid for only the sins of those people who believe and go to heaven (choose one or more) ...

a) is unfair because some people would not have a chance for salvation.

b)* is true because the atonement or ransom payment for sins was effectual and actual rather than potential.

c) is an invention of some theologians.

d)* must be true because otherwise people would be in hell even though their sins were paid.

e) is not true because people go to hell for rejecting the offer of the gospel.

f) contradicts many scriptures which show that when God planned the gospel He had in mind to save everyone.

g)* is supported by the fact that all men are dead in their sins.

h)* follows from the fact that the plan of salvation, including whom would be saved, was worked out before the foundation of the world.

14.    T    F*    The notion that Christ died for everybody magnifies and honors His sacrifice on the cross.

15.    T*    F    God does not just promise salvation, He provides salvation, even though the person for whom He died does not want it.

16. Salvation can be compared to ...

a) a check that needs to be endorsed by the person who will be saved.

b) a promise that has value only when it is received.

c)* cash that has real value regardless of who receives it.

d) a pardon offered by God which becomes real for a sinner when he accepts it.

17.    T*    F    Everyone for whom Christ died will be saved and none will be lost.

18.    T    F*    The doctrine of limited atonement promotes a callous uncaring toward unsaved people.

19.    T*    F    The doctrine of limited atonement is a great source of comfort.

20. The teaching that qualified men may rule and teach all members of a church but women may not rule or teach men (choose one or more) ...

a) is Paul's personal opinion as a male, in as much as he says, "I suffer not."

b) disregards the clear teaching in Galatians 3:28 that men and women are equal before God.

c) seriously limits the talents God has given women by His grace.

d)* is God's command to and His economy for His church on earth, which He established to accomplish certain purposes.

e) cripples the work of the church in cases where no man could be found who was capable or willing to lead.

f)* is a blessing for the church which obeys it.

21.    T    F*    The fact that women have successfully filled Bible teaching positions in Bible schools and adult Sunday schools as well as led in mission fields proves that their work and position was God's will.

22.    T*    F    God used women and not men to bring Jesus the Savior into the world.

23.    T    F*    It is a good thing for a man to desire and seek the office of a bishop.

24.    T    F*    A candidate for an office in the church must show his leadership by his reputation and success in his job and in the community.

25.    T    F*    A man who has never been married but demonstrates wisdom and a godly life is a good candidate for an office in the church.

26.    T    F*    A man who is married and has never had children but relates well with the youth in the congregation is a good candidate for an office in the church.

27.    T    F*    A man who is a new in the Christian life and so demonstrates zeal and vitality is a good candidate for an office in the church.

28.    T*    F    A woman is never a candidate for any ruling office in the church.

29. The mystery of godliness is THE GOSPEL .

30. A minister's first responsibility is to ...

a) the widows and orphans in the congregation, because they have no one else to turn to.

b) the women because they are not able to participate in the rulership of the congregation.

c)* himself, that he cultivate and nurture his own walk with God.

d) the children and aged because they are not as strong as the rest of the congregation.

e) other ministers, that the church remain faithful.

31. The aged members and the widows of a church ...

a)* merit special honor and care from the leaders.

b) are no different than anyone else and do not merit any extra attention.

c) are a burden to the rest of the congregation and the leaders must seek to balance their needs against the needs of the rest of the members.

d) have experience and so should always be consulted before the leaders make a decision.

32.    T    F*    It is understandable if a hard working minister drinks a little wine, which is a blessing created by the Lord, especially if we consider that it is his Christian liberty as a man who is no longer dominated by the law.

33.    T    F*    It is alright if Christians drink wine, in as much as Jesus and his disciples drank.

34. A minister whose heart has been captured by the Savior, ...

a) expects great gain for his godliness.

b)* has a lack of love for the things of this world.

c) has a moderate interest for the things of this world.

d) is not a stranger to the affairs of this world and is content enjoying those things which he has.

Short answer

Write an answer to ONE of the following questions or requests. The answer must not be longer than one paragraph.

A. Explain one of the ways, according to I Timothy, in which a minister ought to "fight the good fight of faith." THE ANSWER COULD INCLUDE SUCH WAYS AS TAKING HEED TO HIS OWN BEHAVIOR AND TEACHING, OR CHALLENGING THE PERVERTED TEACHING AND BEHAVIOR OF PEOPLE IN THE CONGREGATION, OR STRENGTHENING THE UNDERSTANDING AND FAITHFULNESS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION.

B. Show from the book of I Timothy that being a leader in the church is not for everyone. THE ANSWER COULD INCLUDE THE FACT THAT WOMEN DO NOT LEAD, OR THAT MEN DO NOT LEAD IF THEY DO NOT QUALIFY, OR THAT A MAN WHO IS IN LOVE WITH HIS OWN IDEAS AND DESIRES OR THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD WILL NOT BE CONTENT WITH THE SERVICE OF THE GOSPEL

C. Show from the book of I Timothy how a faithful minister can help to insure that there will a leader for the people of God after he is unable to lead. THE ANSWER COULD INCLUDE THE FACTS THAT THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE TRUTH TO THE WHOLE CONGREGATION WILL MEAN THAT MEN WHO COME FROM THE CONGREGATION WHO ARE CHOSEN TO LEAD WILL KNOW GOD'S WILL AND THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION WHO SUPPORT THEIR LEADER WILL KNOW GOD'S WILL, OR THAT BY CONFRONTING THOSE WHO MISBEHAVE AND WHO TEACH ERROR THE CONGREGATION WILL UNDERSTAND AND BE ABLE TO THWART THE ATTEMPTS OF UNFAITHFUL MEN TO LEAD GOD'S PEOPLE AWAY FROM THE TRUTH, OR THAT BY LIVING FAITHFULLY A MINISTER GIVES THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION A GOOD EXAMPLE AND HELPS THEM TO RECOGNIZE AND SUPPORT A FAITHFUL LEADER, OR THAT BY BEING SURE THAT THE CONGREGATION HAS FAITHFUL OFFICERS THE OFFICERS WILL THEN SUPPORT AND GUARD THE FAITHFUL WORK OF A MINISTER

D. Show from the book of I Timothy that some sins of a man's past disqualify him from being a minister and that some sins do not. THE ANSWER COULD INCLUDE THE FACT THAT PAUL WAS A BLASPHEMER AND PERSECUTOR OF THE CHURCH BUT WAS STILL GIVEN THE JOB OF AN APOSTLE AND THE FACT THAT A MAN WHO IS DIVORCED OR WHO HAS NOT RULED HIS HOUSE WELL COULD NEVER BE AN OFFICER IN THE CHURCH, OR THE FACT THAT A MAN WHO BEGINS IGNORANTLY AND THEN LEARNS CAN LEAD THE CHURCH BUT THAT A MAN WHO INSISTS UPON MAINTAINING HIS OLD FOOLISH WAYS AND DOCTRINES MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO INFLUENCE AND CONTROL THE CHURCH

Essay

Write an answer to ONE of the following questions or requests. Limit your Essay to two pages double spaced. Support your statements and conclusions with quotes from the Bible and the analysis of I Timothy.

Select and quote one verse from the book of I Timothy that shows the value of having the leadership of a congregation invested in one man who is called by God to be a minister. Explain. THE ANSWER COULD INCLUDE THE FACT THAT A MAN WHO IS CHOSEN BY GOD TO LEAD CAN GIVE HIMSELF WHOLLY TO THE LABOR IN THE WORD AND DOCTRINE, OR THAT A MAN WHO RECEIVES HIS CALLING FROM GOD ANSWERS TO GOD AND HIS WORD RATHER THAN TO THE WHIMS AND FANCIES OF THE CONGREGATION, OR THAT A MAN WHO IS CALLED OF GOD HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ADMONISH AND EXHORT THE MEMBERS IN ORDER TO CORRECT THEIR WRONG THINKING AND BEHAVIOR

Select and quote one verse from the book of I Timothy that shows how God ministers to the needs of those men whom He calls to lead His people. Explain. THE ANSWER COULD INCLUDE THE FACT THAT GOD ASSURES THEM OF THE CARE, OR THAT GOD GIVES THEM HELPERS SUCH AS OFFICERS AND PEOPLE WHO PRAY AND PROVIDE FOR HIS NEEDS, OR THAT GOD GIVES THEM INSIGHT INTO HIS MARVELOUS PLAN FOR THE AGES AS EXPRESSES IN HIS WORD

Select and quote one verse from I Timothy shows how Jesus was and is the greatest minister of all. Explain. THE ANSWER COULD INCLUDE SUCH FACTS AS JESUS CALL MEN TO LEAD HIS PEOPLE AND EQUIPS THEM SPIRITUALLY AND MENTALLY TO DO THE JOB, OR THAT JESUS DESIGNS AND ORGANIZES THE CHURCH FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL, OR THAT JESUS CAME TO EARTH AND WORKED FOR MEN'S BENEFIT, WAS FAITHFUL IN HIS TIME OF TRAIL AND DEATH AND WILL COME AGAIN.

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