1 Timothy 1:18-20 Wartime Mentality

  Open your Bible to 1 Timothy 1:18, we are going to read to verse 20. So here we have Paul finishing up his charge to Timothy. His charge is to protect the church from false teachers. Encouraging people to stay close to the gospel, to stay away from false uses of the law and other things that take our focus and our faith from Jesus. He is exhorting Timothy and us to maintain our hold on sound doctrine that accords with scripture. There are really two distinct parts to these three verses, the first part Paul speaks very fondly … Continue reading 1 Timothy 1:18-20 Wartime Mentality

1Timothy 1:12-17 Paul’s Testimony

1 Tim 1:12-17 If you are following in this study, the first week we looked at Paul’s aim for his charge to Timothy, it is Love. Last time we looked at why doctrine matters. Paul was urging Timothy to charge people in the church to stay away from genealogies, and myths. He was encouraging the correct use of the law. We talked briefly about the three uses of the Law, to be a mirror, to restrain evil, and to teach us about what pleases God. Paul ended the last section with a list of sins when talking about the law … Continue reading 1Timothy 1:12-17 Paul’s Testimony