Lesson 6 Pastoral Epistles (Part 1)

Introduction: (Slide 2)

Said to be the most hated chapter in the bible. Why? Because it strikes at the god of man, money (vs5, 7, 9, 10, 17).

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This chapter deals with a subject none think should be handled that way; it doesn’t match our so-called goodwill. The subject is servants/slaves.

1 Timothy 6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

  1. (Slide 4) The behavior of the Servant/Slave
  2. (Slide 5)

Timothy 6:1 “Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour”

  1. (Slide 6)

“servants…under the yoke”

  1. (Slide 7)

Like Hagar:

(Slide 8)

Genesis 16:9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

  • (Slide 9)
    • (Slide 10)

God gives instructions for servants/slaves.

  1. (Slide 10)

Pastor’s called on to exhort servants:

(Slide 11)

Titus 2:9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

  1. Please master
    1. No talking back

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Titus 2:10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

  • No Stealing
    • Loyalty
  • (Slide 13)

Attitude towards: “count their own masters worthy of all honour”

  1. (Slide 14)

Contrary to what men expect:

  1. (Slide 15)

“Count” consider and esteem deserving.

  1. (Slide 16)

“Honour” the servant is to respect to their own masters

  1. Submit to.
    1. To treat respectfully.
    1. (Slide 17)


(Slide 18, 19 20)

2 Kings 5:1-3 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper. And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman’s wife. And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

  • (Slide 21)

Why? “that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed”

  1. To see that the Lord’s Name and doctrine is lifted up
    1. (Slide 22)

The Lord’s Name and doctrine is worth more than my will.

  1. (Slide 23)

Adorn (dress up) the doctrine of God our Savior before this lost world.

  • Don’t bring disrepute on the Name of God and His doctrine.
    • (Slide 24)

Testimony is of all importance.

  1. Men are watching to find fault
    1. Don’t give men ammunition
    1. (Slide 25)

Free man though servant/slave:

(Slide 26, 27)

1 Corinthians 7:21-22 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.)

  1. I am the Lord’s servant, If I know not how to serve my master here, how shall I serve the Lord.
  2. (Slide 28)

Note: 3 occasions when the word of God is blasphemed:

  1. (Slide 29)

Wife out of Submission

(Slide 30)

Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

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When a Jew doesn’t obey his own laws

(Slide 32)

(Romans 2:23-24 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

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When slaves are told to rebel against their masters:

1 Peter 2:18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the forward;

(Slide 34)

1 Timothy 6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.)

Conclusion: This concludes our study for today. In our next Livestream, we will continue on to 1 Timothy 6:2. Thank you for listening and don’t forget to join us for our next Livestream, till then God bless! And as a good friend of mine used to say, “Keep looking up and listen for the shout!”

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