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This course identifies biblical answers to crucial leadership questions from three of Paul’s letters, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, which primarily address issues of pastoral leadership and ministry. In his twenty lectures, Dr. John Stott walks his listeners through an exegetical analysis of Paul’s words to Timothy and Titus. He shares valuable insight from the historical background and an investigation of the Greek New Testament. Dr. Stott covers such topics as how a congregation should appoint leaders, the role of women in the ministry, the primary function of minister’s work, and how to deal with false teachers while remaining true to “sound doctrine.”


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This class was taught by world-class evangelical professors. Those seeking to dig deeper into their faith at the college or seminary level will find these resources valuable. Several classes in the collection are from the Institute of Theological Studies (ITS), which was acquired by ODBU.

  1. Understand the special introductory problems of the Pastoral Epistles, particularly Pauline authorship.
  2. Enter sympathetically into the life and work of the author and his readers.
  3. Demonstrate interpretive skills by wrestling with difficulties in the text.
  4. Develop a biblical approach to identifying and ordaining church leaders.
  5. Develop an informed approach to the controversial issue of women in the ministry.
  6. Obtain realistic expectations of life as a minister regarding suffering and duty.
  7. Understand the responsibility of and need for Christian churches and leaders to commit to “sound doctrine.”
  8. Develop an approach for handling false teachers, their doctrines, and their methods.
  • This is a wonderful teaching. I believe that the Holy Spirit is telling me to take Dr. Stott's class on "The Sermon on the Mount" next!

    — Jason, United States (US)
  • The only thing I would like would be to have the transcripts of the lectures.

    — George, United States (US)
  • An excellent course!

    — Russell, United States (US)
  • Great course much learned much review on these messages.

    — Donald, United States (US)

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Lesson One
Lesson Two
Lesson Three
Lesson Four
Lesson Five
Lesson Six
Lesson Seven
Lesson Eight
Lesson Nine
Lesson Ten
Lesson Eleven
Lesson Twelve
Lesson Thirteen
Lesson Fourteen
Lesson Fifteen
Lesson Sixteen
Lesson Seventeen
Lesson Eighteeen
Lesson Nineteen
Lesson Twenty
Course Wrap-Up
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Class Details

  • 20 Lessons
  • 81 Activities
  • 1 Assessment
  • 50 Min Average
  • 33 Hrs Minimum
  • Class Award

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John R. W. Stott, DD (1921-2011)