Lesson No. 435
Book of I Timothy, Chapter 1
"We Worship... The Only Wise God"

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Greetings from Paul

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; 2 unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. Paul warns about false teachers 3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4 neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. 5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 6 from which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; 7 desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. 8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; 9 knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 for whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 11 according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. God’s mercy on Paul 12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13 who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. 17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. Cling tightly to the faith 18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; 19 holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: 20 of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

Lesson No. 435 “We Worship... The Only Wise God

Book of I Timothy Chapter 1


1) How does Paul start his letter to Timothy? Do you think this is a big help to a young pastor striking out on his own? (Hint- verses 1 and 2)

2) Timothy is at Ephesus and Paul is at Macedonia; what does Paul encourage Timothy to do in verse 4? How about verse 5?

3) What was the source of current problems in Ephesus? (Hint- verses 6 and 7)

4) Paul describes who the 'law' is for in verses 8 through 10; I thought it was for everyone?

5) Paul sums up his ministry is a few words, what are they in verses 11 through 15. By the way, verse 15 is a good verse for all believers!

6) Paul tells us why he believes he was saved in verse 16, what is it?

7) What a beautiful anthem to Jesus in verse 17! Is this a prayer?

8) Verse 18 indicates that Timothy had a calling on his life. What was it and how did anyone know?

9) Paul indicated that other believers have strayed from the gospel message. What does Paul say about them in 19 and 20?

10) Paul judges the behavior and choices Hymennaus and Alexander have made. What does this say about judging our 'brothers'? Should we judge or not judge? Do you?

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