1 Timothy 1:3-11
THE REMINDER VS 3-4
THE REMINDER VS 3-4
Paul starts by reminding Timothy of the charge he gave him
-He reminds him of the strong passion withwhich he gave the charge.
“URGED” (besought) - communicates a pleading
-or a begging...
-This coupled with the facts that we know Timothy is young and timid, could indicate that Timothy had considered abandioning the mission that Paul had put him on.
-He could have felt inadiquet for the task
-struggled with the wise sounding arguments of the false teachers.
-He knew sound doctrine, but maybe he didnt quite now how to refute false doctrine.
So Paul reminds him how....
“charge certain persons not to teach any differnt doctrine..”
-Young Timothy was to command the false teachers to stop.
-Where would young timothy find such authority to command such a thing?
-He would use Paul’s apostolic authority…that teaching of the apostles…just like today we would use the authority of God’s word
THESE FALSE TEACHERS WERE NOT YOUR AVERAGE CHURCH MEMBERS WHO HAVE A SLIGHT MISUNDERSTANDING OF SOUND DOCTRINE.
THE TEXT IMPLIES THAT THESE FALSE TEACHERS WERE IN THE ROLE OF PASTORS.
VS 7…HE SEE THEIR TEACHERS OF THE LAW
The emphasis on 1 Tim upon the qualifications of pastors…indictates likely unqualified men teacher
We see the doctrine they taught was a “different doctrine”
who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
AND WE KNOW THAT IT PROMOTED SPECULATIONS RATHER THAN THE STEARDSHIP FROM GOD THAT IS BY FAITH
This refers the the Gospel itself...
II. THE GOAL Vs5-7
II. THE GOAL Vs5-7
Love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith
LOVE - IS THE MARK OF A CHRISTIAN
-This is agape
-Love that is a product of the will…decision to love.
-True god honoring love.
this love comes from 3 pleases.
A Pure HEart
A pure hear comes from GOD
Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
After David’s sin with Bathsheba
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
2. Good conscience
The conscience is a faculty of humanity that sort of self judges us.
Conscience refers to an individual’s inner awareness of the moral quality of personal actions
-It both condemns and affirms our actions
-Sometimes it bings guilt or remorse
-Sometimes it gives us a sense of happiness, peace, and accomplishment
_good conscience connotes a conscience that brings satisfaction and well-being
-That approves of your godly actions and sound doctrine
3. Sincere faith
-The core of sound doctrine is held too
-guiniune desire to live out the principles of your faith with true trust in God and a real walk with Christ
Theres things are not possessed by the false teachers.
III. THE CORRECTION
III. THE CORRECTION
PAUL WISHED TO MAKE CLEAR THAT HE IS NOT CONDEMNING HTE LAW, BUT THOSE WHO CLAIMED TO BE TEACHERS OF THE LAW
WHATS THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW?
I. REVEALS GOD’S HOLY CHARACTER TO MANKIND
“Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.
Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the Lord your God. Keep my statutes and do them; I am the Lord who sanctifies you.
II. SETS APART GOD’S PEOPLE FROM OTHERS
(1) Reveal the holy character of the eternal God to the nation of Israel (; ).
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine;
III. REVEALS THE WICKEDNESS OF OUR HEARTS AND NEED FOR A SAVIOR
(2) Set apart the nation of Israel as distinct from all the other nations ().
Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary.
-Notice i said it reveals our need for a savior, not that the law is our savior.
So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.
For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.
IV. THE OT SACRIFICAL SYSTEM POINTS US TO THE NEED FOR ATONEMENT IN ONE TRUE SACRIFICE FOR ALL SIN
(3) Reveal the sinfulness of man (cf. ). Although the Law was good and holy (), it did not provide salvation for the nation of Israel. “No one will be declared righteous in God's sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin” (; cf. ).
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,
And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
OUR VIEW, UNDERSTANDING, AND FOLLOWING OF THE LAW, MUST BE ROOTED IN THE GOSPEL OF GRACE NOT LEGALISM
(6) Provide God’s direction for the physical and spiritual health of the nation (; ; ).
-WE MUST KEEP IT IN THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE.
(7) Cause people, after Christ came, to see that they couldn’t keep the Law but needed to accept Christ as personal Savior, for He had fulfilled the Law in His life and paid the penalty for our breaking it in His death, burial, and bodily resurrection (; ). The believer in Christ has the very righteousness of the Law fulfilled in him as he obeys the Holy Spirit who lives within him ().
The purpose of the Mosaic Law raises these questions: “Are you trusting in yourself to keep all the Ten Commandments all the time (which you can’t do)?” OR “Have you made the choice to accept Jesus as your Savior, realizing that He has fulfilled all the commandments all the time for you, even paying your penalty for breaking them?” The choice is yours.
IT SHOULD BE VS11 “IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOSPEL OF THE GLORY OF THE BLESSED GOD WITH WHICH I HAVE BEEN ENTRUSTED