Today we’re going to read the entire letter of 1 Timothy together, and as we do I think you see some themes emerge. First, Paul writes to Timothy from a place of humility in order to encourage humility within Timothy and within the church. From that humility comes order within the church, including rightly viewed structures of authority and submission. Paul wants Timothy to be bold in faith and in the work of ministry, but humble in spirit, relying on the Lord in all circumstances. Self-righteous gain, however, results in quarreling, craving for controversy, and a love of money.