Chapter Two, Lesson Two
APPOINTED PREACHER Page
V. 6 (contd.)
** How does the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ give testimony on
behalf of our gracious God?
From verse four, our God desires all men to be saved and to
come to the knowledge of the truth.
** What does Paul mean by saying this testimony was borne at the
proper time? Who sets the proper time?
God the Father, Himself! Listen to Galatians 4:4-5:
But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth
His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, in order that He
might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the
adoption as sons.
cf. John 7:6, 8, Matthew 26:18 and Acts 2:23
So our evangelistic, Acceptable Prayer for all
men not only reflects the heart of God, but it also honors Christs
work on the cross.
V. 7 ** According to verse seven, why was Paul an Appointed
Paul said that he had been appointed as a preacher ...for this...!
** What is the this to which he is referring?
This refers to the great truths previously mentioned by Paul.
That God is our Savior, He is the only God there is, He is our mediator
and through the person of Jesus Christ; He gave Himself as the completely
sufficient ransom for our souls!
** This is the single most important thing in the
history of mankind and Paul was an Appointed
Preacher, called to deliver this amazing message. When was he
appointed, and by whom?
You may recall from our first study in this epistle that Paul was
given this appointment by the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, who is our hope...
(1Timothy 1:1) cf. Acts 9:15-16
** What did it mean that Paul was a preacher?
Kerusso (preacher) means to herald, proclaim, or speak publicly.
Paul was to herald the gospel.
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