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1 Timothy 1

July 31, 2009

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

20 thoughts on “1 Timothy 1”

  1. v.5 But the goal of our instruction is love (NASB)

    The goal is not getting an A for theology. Are we becoming more loving?

  2. v.5 But the goal of our instruction is love (NASB)

    The goal is not getting an A for theology. Are we becoming more loving?

  3. Some people I've come across on the net have struggled to find examples of pastoral leadership in the NT. Yet surely this whole letter is, and this in particular:

    v.3 so that you may command certain persons…

  4. Some people I've come across on the net have struggled to find examples of pastoral leadership in the NT. Yet surely this whole letter is, and this in particular:

    v.3 so that you may command certain persons…

  5. v.15-16 I like the way Paul declares himself to be the worst sinner and if God showed mercy to him then he will show it to us.

  6. v.15-16 I like the way Paul declares himself to be the worst sinner and if God showed mercy to him then he will show it to us.

  7. I heard recently that some athiest claim that Christianity promoted slavery. Well here in 1Timothy 1:9 in the list of all the wrong doers is "slave traders".

  8. I heard recently that some athiest claim that Christianity promoted slavery. Well here in 1Timothy 1:9 in the list of all the wrong doers is "slave traders".

  9. Some athiests think Ephesians 6:5 promotes slavery whereas Paul is only encouraging people to have the right attitude despite their circumstances.

  10. Some athiests think Ephesians 6:5 promotes slavery whereas Paul is only encouraging people to have the right attitude despite their circumstances.

  11. v.3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer.

    Sounds like Timothy wanted to leave and who can blame him given the problems in the church.

    It also seems that Paul wanted the letter read out in church given the extended description of his role in v.1. Paul wanted those in the church to know Timothy had his authority.

  12. v.3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer.

    Sounds like Timothy wanted to leave and who can blame him given the problems in the church.

    It also seems that Paul wanted the letter read out in church given the extended description of his role in v.1. Paul wanted those in the church to know Timothy had his authority.

  13. v.8-9 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious…

    “the law is made not for the righteous but for the lawbreakers…” If we have been made righteous by accepting Christ’s atoning death than the law is not for us. Instead we have Christ in our hearts and leading us to follow his commands.

  14. v.8-9 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious…

    “the law is made not for the righteous but for the lawbreakers…” If we have been made righteous by accepting Christ’s atoning death than the law is not for us. Instead we have Christ in our hearts and leading us to follow his commands.

  15. v.15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners —of whom I am the worst.

    Interesting that Paul doesn’t say I was the worst. He knew that he was still a sinner even though he no longer regarded himself that way. He saw himself as a saint or holy as indicated by the way he starts most of his letters addressed to churches.

  16. v.15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners —of whom I am the worst.

    Interesting that Paul doesn’t say I was the worst. He knew that he was still a sinner even though he no longer regarded himself that way. He saw himself as a saint or holy as indicated by the way he starts most of his letters addressed to churches.

  17. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

    Love the hymn based on those words: Immortal, invisible, God only wise…

  18. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

    Love the hymn based on those words: Immortal, invisible, God only wise…

  19. v.14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

    Grace poured abundantly upon us who don't deserve it.

  20. v.14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

    Grace poured abundantly upon us who don't deserve it.

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