The Message of 1 Timothy & Titus
The Message of 1 Timothy & Titus
  • Length: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: May 25, 2021
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2489-2
  • Item Code: 2489
  • Case Quantity: 40

In the letters to Timothy and Titus, as he nears the end of his life, Paul focuses on the idea of inheritance. The faithful, he writes, must guard and pass on the heritage of gospel truth for the next generation. Paul's clear commitment to the church as "the pillar and foundation of the truth" continues to challenge Christians in every era.

In this revised Bible Speaks Today volume, John Stott finds in 1 Timothy and Titus a dynamic truth that orders Christian life in the church, the family, and the world. With his trademark warmth and clarity, Stott guides readers through the text, highlighting key themes and applications for today. Stott's pastoral voice and dedication to teaching the Word echo Paul's as he calls each generation to guard the message entrusted to them.

This revised edition of a classic volume features a new interior design, updated Scripture quotations, and light updates throughout.


General preface
Author’s preface
Chief abbreviations
Select bibliography
The authenticity of the pastoral letters

Part 1: The message of 1 Timothy: the life of the local church
Introduction (1:1–2)
1. Apostolic doctrine (1:3–20)
2. Public worship (2:1–15)
3. Pastoral oversight (3:1–16)
4. Local leadership (4:1 – 5:2)
5. Social responsibilities (5:3 – 6:2)
6. Material possessions (6:3–21)

Part 2: The message of Titus: doctrine and duty
The letter’s main themes
Introduction (1:1–4)
7. Doctrine and duty in the church (1:5–16)
8. Doctrine and duty in the home (2:1–15)
9. Doctrine and duty in the world (3:1–8)
10. Final personal messages (3:9–15)

Study guide

John Stott

John R. W. Stott (1921–2011) has been known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain and the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974).

Stott's many books have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. His best-known work, Basic Christianity, has sold two million copies and has been translated into more than sixty languages. Other titles include The Cross of Christ, Understanding the Bible, The Contemporary Christian, Evangelical Truth, Issues Facing Christians Today, The Incomparable Christ, Why I Am a Christian, and Through the Bible Through the Year, a daily devotional. He has also written eight volumes in The Bible Speaks Today series of New Testament expositions.

Whether in the West or in the Majority World, a hallmark of Stott's ministry has been expository preaching that addresses the hearts and minds of contemporary men and women. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" and was named in the Queen's New Years Honours list as Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

In 1969, Stott founded the Langham Trust to fund scholarships for young evangelical leaders from the Majority World. He then founded the Evangelical Literature Trust, which provided books for students, pastors, and theological libraries in the Majority World. These two trusts continued as independent charities until 2001, when they were joined as a single charity: the Langham Partnership. Langham's vision continues today to see churches in the Majority World equipped for mission and growing to maturity in Christ through nurturing national movements for biblical preaching, fostering the creation and distribution of evangelical literature, and enhancing evangelical theological education.

Browse all of John Stott's books and learn more about how IVP and other publishers are commemorating Stott's one hundredth birthday. You can also view the Stott100 site from Langham Partnership.