In 1 Timothy 2:8-15 we see that sound doctrine + sound living + sound leadership = a sound church. In fact, what we see in our passage is that sound doctrine results in sound living (vv. 8-10) and sound leadership (vv. 8, 11-14)-the proper functioning of God's church (see 1 Timothy 3:14-15). Again, as is consistent throughout 1 Timothy, Paul directly ties the health of God's church to the gospel (vs. 15).