Give some thought to what 1 Timothy 3:14-15 is saying: “These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly; 15 but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth”.
Why does Paul say he wrote to Timothy?
How does he describe the church in verse 15? It is the “__________ of God”.
What topics had Paul addressed immediately prior to this statement?
- In 2:1-10?
- In 2:11-15?
- In 3:1-7?
- In 3:8-13?
In light of what Paul says in 3:15 how should we take the instructions he gives regarding women, elders, and deacons? Is there any reason to disregard his instructions here?
THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN CHURCH – 1 Timothy 2:8-15
Verse 11 says , “Let a woman learn in ________________________”. Compare how some different translations translate this.
What are women actually prohibited from doing in this text? (12)
What reasons does Paul give for this restricted role of women?
- V14 –
How do you understand verse 15?
According to the qualifications in chapter 3, can women serve as elders?
Browse through 1, 2 Timothy and Titus. What else do you learn about Christian women and their role in the church?