Chapter One, Lesson Three
CHRIST'S EXAMPLE Page
** What if we do not become Christians until a time later in life? What
if we have abounded in sin all our lives?
Gods grace is so abundant that it completely overcomes the condemning
aspects of sin for the one who responds to the saving message of the
cf. Romans 5:20-21, Romans 8:1-2
** According to Paul, what comes with Gods abundant grace which
can only be found in Christ Jesus?
...the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus.
Not only does Gods grace overpower the condemning power of sin, and His mercy take away the misery of our sin,
but His grace gives us the faith to believe in Him and puts Gods
love in our hearts for Christ.
cf. Ephesians 2:8, Romans 5:5-6
** What is significant about faith and love being mentioned in connection
with salvation through Christ?
True saving faith is always accompanied by love. The love of God,
love for God and love for our brothers and sisters in Christ; all serve
as verification to the genuineness of our salvation.
cf.Ephesians 1:15, Colossians 1:3-4, 2Thessalonians 1:3, 1John 3:14
V.15 ** How do you know that Paul really wants Timothy to pay
attention to what he is about to say here in verse fifteen?
Paul says, It is a trustworthy statement... This unique
phrase is used only here in the pastoral epistles and is indicating the established doctrine of which he was
about to address. Timothy and Titus knew they could take these truths
to the bank.
cf. 1Timothy 3:1, 4:9, 2Timothy 2:11 and Titus 3:8
** How does Paul add emphasis to what he is about to say?
By adding ...deserving full acceptance...! We do not want
to miss this message. Everyone needs to hear and understand what Paul
is about to say.
** What short statement (only eight words in the original Greek) does
Paul offer to present the gospel?
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners! We should
be just as bold, direct and to the point when we are sharing Gods
saving truth with the lost around us.
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