Mercy as a Pillar in the House

Sermon Notes

1 Timothy 1:12-20
Paul,12 I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, 13 though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, 14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 16 But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. 17 To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
18 This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, 19 holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith, 20 among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.

Mercy as a Pillar in the House
1 Timothy 1:12-19

God protects Truth Because His Mercy is connected to truth.
1 Timothy 1:20

Discussion Questions

1. What was Paul giving thanks for in verse 12?

2. In verse 13 Paul gives a reason for being grateful, what was it?

3. In verse 14 Paul describes being overflowed with faith, love, and grace. All these are like gifts within the broad “gift basket” of salvation. What is it like to receive faith? Grace? Love? Can you list 3 more things that you get in salvation?

4. What is a Salvation Testimony? What is your Testimony  when you repented and believed in Jesus?

5. In verse 15, what is the reason Jesus came into the world? Why would God do this?

6. It has been described that grace and mercy are two sides of the same coin. Grace means we get what we don’t deserve, whilst mercy means we don’t get what we do deserve. Describe God’s mercy in your life.

7. In verses 16-20 Paul charges Timothy to make sure the church in Ephesus is teaching the truth. In the sermon Jon said, “God protects truth because His mercy is connected to truth.” What's your opinion about the word truth?

8. What is a truth that you have had to wrestle with God about?

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