The Pastoral Epistles

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Level: AdvancedNumber of Lessons: 20Avg. Length: 50 Min.Time Required: 33 Hours MinimumCourse Code: NT502
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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 course is part of a collection of courses taught by world-class evangelical professors from across the globe on a variety of topics. The lessons are presented on an intermediate to college or seminary level and provide a wealth of information for those who want to dig deeper into their faith. Select courses in the collection are from the Institute of Theological Studies (ITS), which was acquired by Our Daily Bread University.


  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.
John R. W. Stott, DD (1921-2011)
  • Multiple honorary doctorates from British, Canadian, and American universities
  • Lambeth, DD
  • Ridley Hall Theological College at Cambridge, MA equivalent
  • Rugby School and Trinity College Cambridge, double first (BA equivalent) in French and Theology

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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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