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Help Me Teach the Bible Phillip Jensen on 1 Timothy

Written by Nancy Guthrie on . Posted in The Gospel Coalition Blog

Article by: Nancy Guthrie

In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, I talked with Phillip Jensen at his Two Ways Ministries office in the heart of Sydney, Australia. Over a lifetime, Jensen’s ministry has centered around exposition of the Scriptures. He served as chaplain for the University of New South Wales, offered leadership to the Katoomba Christian Convention, founded Matthias Media, and most recently served as Dean of Sydney at St. Andrews Cathedral. 

To teach 1 Timothy, Jensen suggests we begin not at the outset of the letter but at the center, where Paul’s purpose for writing is stated clearly (3:15) and should therefore inform our teaching throughout. Jensen challenges our preconceived understandings of “the mystery of godliness,” and provides a framework for understanding Paul’s teaching in 1 Timothy 2 about the proper behavior of men and women in the church.   Print and audio resources on 1 Timothy: Books by Phillip Jensen:

You can listen to the episode here.

Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her home church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, as well as at conferences around the country and internationally, and through books and DVDs in the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series. She offers companionship and biblical insight to the grieving through Respite Retreats that she and her husband, David, host for couples who have faced the death of child, through the GriefShare video series, and through books such as Holding on to Hope and Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow.

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