2024-01-11 11:22:08 · 60

188 Thrive Deeper: 1 Timothy

Episode Notes

1 Timothy is one of the pastoral letters in the New Testament, written by the Apostle Paul and addressed to Timothy, a young leader in the early Christian church in Ephesus. The primary focus of the book is on instructing Timothy about the proper organisation and conduct within the Christian community. Paul emphasises the importance of sound doctrine, warning against false teachings and the misuse of the law. He provides guidelines for leadership within the church, emphasising qualities such as faithfulness, integrity, and a strong commitment to the teachings of Christ. Paul also addresses issues related to public worship, urging men and women to pray and conduct themselves modestly so as to be a good witness to those around them. The letter includes practical advice for the care of widows and the selection of church leaders. Paul encourages Timothy to persevere in his faith despite challenges and opposition, emphasising the importance of godliness and contentment. Additionally, Paul touches on the responsibilities of slaves and masters, promoting a Christian ethic of humility and respect. 1 Timothy serves as a guide for maintaining order and spiritual integrity within the early Christian community, offering timeless principles for leadership and conduct in the church today.

Meet The Presenters

Dr Matt Jacoby

Matt is the teaching pastor at his church in Victoria, Australia, lecturer at the Melbourne School of Theology, an author, a songwriter and, a musician leading the Psalms project band Sons of Korah.

Matt has a doctorate in philosophy and theology from the University of Melbourne, and is the author of the daily Bible reading guide Thrive launched in 2005. Matt's most recent work as an author is his book Deeper Places (Baker Books USA 2013) with an expanded edition released in 2019. In Deeper Places, Matt shares a rich portrait of authentic spirituality. A gifted teacher and Bible scholar, Matthew is invited to speak at conferences and churches where he brings a fresh but foundational perspective to Scripture.

“I do a lot of teaching these days in my various roles but I always see myself more as a learner. I love learning. I enjoy academic learning and because of that I am a perpetual student of many disciplines. But most of all I love learning to live life the way God made me to live it.” MJ

DJ Paine

DJ is a podcaster, photographer and has had a number of years experience as a Christian Radio Breakfast announcer. He would consider himself a professional Christian music geek & amateur Bible nerd. DJ was raised on the Gold Coast and studied at Word Of Life Bible College in Sydney.

Devoted husband of Benita Paine and proud of their three boys: the #BrothersPaine

“If you have ever wondered if God has a place for you in His plan... or if you have ever felt you are just a round peg trying to fit into a square hole... well I want to encourage you: if God can use a goof like me then we are all in good hands! I love the scriptures and if I can leave any legacy behind it is simply to say: read the Bible, the Bible is God’s light by which we can really see the universe.” DJ

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