Pastoral Epistles Lesson 7 (Part 1)

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Pastoral Epistles Lesson 7 Part 1

Dr. John Cook / General

Introduction

2 Timothy 1:1 KJV 1900

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

Paul is the writer of the book:

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God”

Declaration of His apostleship

Authority: “the will of God”

Must know our authority!

Matches Intro in Colossians:

Colossians 1:1 KJV 1900

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,

“according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

Called our Hope:

Titus 1:2 KJV 1900

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Life in the Savior:

Colossians 3:3 KJV 1900

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Jesus is my Hope:

Colossians 1:27 KJV 1900

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

My Hope is not a what but is a Who!

Jesus is my Life:

1 John 5:11–12 KJV 1900

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 

He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

1 John 5:20 KJV 1900

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

Jesus is the Gift and Giver of Eternal Life:

1 John 5:10–13 KJV 1900

He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 

He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

Jesus Gave His Life:

John 10:11 KJV 1900

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

2 Timothy 1:2 KJV 1900

To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

To Timothy, my dearly beloved son”

Addressed to Timothy, Paul’s son in the Faith!

1 Timothy 1:2 KJV 1900

Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

“Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Grace: God Giving Me What I do Not Deserve.

Mercy: God Not Giving Me What I do Deserve

Peace: God Giving Me What is Beyond My Understanding

Philippians 4:7 KJV 1900

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

“from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord”

God the Father the Source of all Blessings

God the Son the Access to all Blessings

2 Timothy 1:3 KJV 1900

I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

“I thank God”

Thanksgivings Belong to God

Revelation 7:12 KJV 1900

Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Paul’s Heritage:

“whom I serve from my forefathers”

Paul’s Conscience:

“with pure conscience”

Romans 9:1 KJV 1900

I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

Acts 24:16 KJV 1900

And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

“that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day”

Constant Prayer: don’t quit praying

1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV 1900

Pray without ceasing.

Conclusion:

  • Paul the writer
  • Timothy the addressee
  • Message:
    • Jesus our Hope!
    • Jesus our Life!
  • Gifts from God to us as Christians:
    • Grace
    • Mercy
    • Peace

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