(From: 1 TIMOTHY #1 - 1:1-20)
1 TIMOTHY SUMMARY: INSTRUCTIONS TO AN APOSTOLIC CITY PASTOR
A. 1:1-2 PAUL'S GREETING TO TIMOTHY
PAUlos, aPOsto-los  ChrisTOU IeSOU kat' e-pi-taGEN  TheOU soTEros heMON,
Paul, apostle of Christ Jesus according to God our Savior's commandment,
kai ChrisTOU IeSOU tes elPIdos  heMON;
and of Christ Jesus our :hope;
Ti-moTHEo, gneSIo  TEKno  en PIstei: CHAris , Ele-os , eiREne ,
2to Timothy, genuine child in faith: Grace, mercy, peace,
aPO TheOU paTROS kai ChrisTOU IeSOU tou KuRIou heMON.
from God theFather and Christ Jesus our :Lord.
B. 1:3-20 PROTECT CHURCH ORDER: PAUL'S CHARGE
1. 1:3-11 DOCTRINAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR TIMOTHY
a. 1:3-4 DOCTRINE TO BE GUARDED
KaTHOS pa-reKAleSA  se prosMEInai en E-PHEso, po-reuOme-nos eis Ma-ke-doNIan,
As I, going into Macedonia, exhorted you to tarry at Ephesus,
HIna pa-ragGEIles  tiSIN me he-te-ro-di-da-skaLEIN ,
that you charge certain mennot to teach otherwise,
meDE proSEchein  MUthois  kai ge-ne-a-loGIais  a-peRANtois ,
4niether to give heed to fables and endless genealogies,
HAIti-nes ek-zeTEseis  paREchou-si , MALlon he oi-ko-noMIan  TheOU ten en PIstei.
which minister to questionings,rather than God's stewardship which isin faith: so now.
b. 1:5-7 END OF THE CHARGE
to de TElos  tes pa-rag-geLIas  esTIN aGApe  ek ka-thaRAS  karDIas 
But the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart
kai su-neiDEse-os  a-gaTHES kai PIste-os a-nu-piKRItou :
and good conscience and faith unfeigned:
hon tiNES a-stoCHEsan-tes  e-xeTRApe-san  eis ma-tai-o-loGIan ;
6from which things some having swerved have turned aside unto vain talking;
THElon-tes EInai no-mo-diDAska-loi ,
7desiring to be teachers of law,
me noOUNtes  MEte ha LEgou-si, MEte peRI TInon di-a-be-baiOUNtai .
though understanding neither what they say, nor of which they confidently affirm.
c. 1:8-11 USE OF THE LAW
OIda-men de HOti kaLOS ho NOmos, eAN tis auTO noMImos  CHREtai ,
But we know that the law is good, if one use it lawfully,
eiDOS  TOUto, HOti diKAIo  NOmos  ou KEItai ,
9as knowing this, that law is not made for a righteous man,
aNOmois  de, kai a-nu-poTAKtois , a-seBEsi  kai ha-mar-toLOIS ,
but for lawless, and unruly, for ungodly and sinners,
a-noSIois  kai beBElois , pa-troLOais 
for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers
kai me-troLOais , an-droPHOnois ,
and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
PORnois , ar-se-noKOItais ,
10for fornicators, abusers of themselves with men,
an-dra-po-diSTAIS , PSEUstais , e-piORkois ,
menstealers, liars, false swearers,
kai EI ti HEte-ron te hu-gi-aiNOUse  di-da-skaLIa  anTIkei-tai ;
and if any other thingbe contrary to the sound teaching;
kaTA to eu-agGEli-on  tes DOxes  tou ma-kaRIou TheOU, ho e-piSTEUthen  eGO.
11according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God, which was entrusted to me.
2. 1:12-17 PAUL: A PATTERN FOR BELIEVERS
a. 1:12-14 PAUL: A PATTERN OF DIVINE GRACE
CHArin Echo to en-du-naMOsanTI  me, ChrisTO to IeSOU KuRIo heMON,
I thank him that enabled me, Christ Jesus our :Lord,
HOti piSTON me eGEsa-to , THEme-nos  eis di-a-koNIan ;
that he counted me faithful, appointing meto service;
to PROte-ron ONta BLASphe-mon , kai diOKten , kai hu-brisTEN :
13though I was :before a blasphemer, and persecutor, and injurious:
alLA e-leEthen , HOti ag-noON ePOIe-sa en a-piSTIa ;
but I obtained mercy, because I did itignorantly in unbelief;
hu-pe-re-pleOna-sen  de he CHAris tou KuRIou heMON
14and the grace of our :Lord abounded exceedingly
meTA PIste-os kai aGApes tes en ChrisTO IeSOU.
with faith and love which is inChrist Jesus.
b. 1:15-16 PAUL: A PATTERN OF LONG-SUFFERING
piSTOS ho LOgos, kai PAses a-po-doXES  Axi-os ,
Faithful the saying, and worthy of all acceptation,
HOti ChrisTOS IeSOUS ELthen eis ton KOSmon ha-mar-toLOUS  SOsai ;
that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners;
hon PRO-TOS ei-mi eGO: alLA diA TOUto e-leEthen,
of whom I am chief: 16howbeit for this causeI obtained mercy,
HIna en eMOI PROto enDEIxe-tai  IeSOUS ChrisTOS
that in me as chief might Jesus Christ show forth
ten HApa-san ma-kro-thuMIan , pros hu-poTUpo-sin 
all the longsuffering, for an example of them
ton melLONton piSTEUein  ep' auTO eis zo-EN  aiOni-on .
that should thereafter believe on him unto eternal life.
c. 1:17a TO THE GLORY OF GOD
To de ba-siLEI  ton aiOnon , aphTHARto , a-oRAto ,
Now unto the King of the ages, incorruptible, invisible,
MOno TheO, tiME  kai DOxa eis tous aiOnas ton aiOnon.
only God, honor and glory unto the ages of the ages.
d. 1:17b AMEN. aMEN.
3. 1:18-20 CHARGE TO TIMOTHY
TAUten ten pa-rag-geLIan  pa-raTItheMAI  soi, TEKnon  TiMOthe-e,
This :charge I commit to you, Timothy child,
kaTA tas pro-aGOUsas  ePI se pro-pheTEIas ,
according to the prophecies which led the way to you,
HIna straTEUe  en auTAIS ten kaLEN straTEIan ;
that by them you war the good warfare;
Echon PIstin kai a-gaTHEN suNEIde-sin ; HEN ti-nes
19having faith and a good conscience; which some
a-poSAme-noi  peRI ten PIstin e-nauAge-san :
having thrust away made shipwreck concerning the faith:
HON es-tin HuMEnai-os kai A-LExan-dros; hous paREdo-ka  to Sa-taNA ,
20of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I delivered to :Satan,
HIna pai-deuTHOsi  me blas-pheMEIN .
that they be taught not to blaspheme.
NOTE: - 1:3-4 - One would think that Paul is writing for us today, instead of for believers under the care of Timothy. Human nature changes little in 2000 years. “Fables and endless genealogies.” - What a divergence from the true goodness of the Gospel!
- 1:5-7 - Verse 5 has been preached on many a time, I am sure. The end of Paul's charge through Timothy was love out of a pure heart, and good conscienceand faith unfeigned. If all believers walked in these 3 charges - what a difference we would find Christ's church to be! Then see what some teachers swervedto - foolish explanations of what “the law” is truly about. The letter to Galatians straightens out such faulty thinking. The true believer walks in “the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus”, and truly does not need outward law, which is indeed for the ungodly and sinners.
- 1:12-14 - What an amazing testimony does the apostle Paul have - before and after the Road to Damascus! No wonder few believed he was truly converted when they heard this extraordinary news. Not even the apostles at Jerusalem were convinced. It took a Barnabas to properly introduce him to the skeptics. Paul's thought was - “If God could save me - then He could save anyone!”
- 1:17a - What an Ascription to our glorious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! This is one of the outstanding paeans of praise to our worthy Lord - in all of Scripture!
But the conclusion of this chapter - 1:18-20 - is indeed worthy to be included by the Holy Spirit in God's Word. In February 1948, God restored the Foundation Truth of “The Laying on of Hands and Prophecy” - as listed in Hebrews 6:1-2. The leaders of North Battleford, Saskatchewan were doubtful if this was a true early church doctrine and practice. Following their initial obedience in performing this upon one of their members - then like good Bereans - they searched the Scriptures to see if they were being led astray, or if this truly was God leading them back into forgotten and neglected truth. 1 Timothy 1:18 was one of the first verses they considered. It was one of many that convinced them. One is enabled to war a good warfarewhen this doctrine is exercised upon a candidate. It did so for Timothy, and Joshua, and Ephraim and Manasseh, and Paul and Barnabas. This revived and restored doctrine in 1948 probably brought with it more controversy than any other restoration truth; though the placing of apostles and prophets with evangelists, pastors and teachers in the 5-fold ministry - came close behind.
So - 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, which I have labeled as “post-graduate” or “doctoral” epistles, start off with “a bang” as it were - in this first chapter! - J.A.W.