This passage provides us
I. Paul the Apostle (1 Tim 1:1)
A. An Apostle of Christ
B. An Apostle Under Command
II. Timothy the Disciple (1 Tim 1:2a)
A. The Familial Relationship
B. The Faith-Based Relationship
III. The Greeting (1 Tim 1:2b)
A. The Content of the Greeting
B. The Source of the Greeting
Questions For Application
- While we were not apostles, God has called all Christians to serve Him in some way for the building up of His church. Are you submissive to the Lord’s calling?
- Take a moment to consider what it means for Christ to be “your hope.” What are the implications of having your hope embodied in the Son of God?
If you have never considered the joy of possessing Christ as your hope, where have you been placing your hope? What does this say about the Christian faith?
- What are the origins of your Christian faith? Do you have any spiritual fathers and mothers that you should
honorand express gratitude towards? What is the common reality that binds all believers from all different walks of life?
- What is unique about this salutation that is not found in many of Paul’s other salutations?
- Doctrinally, what does this passage have to say about the nature and
essenseof Jesus Christ? What does it say about His relationship with God the Father?
By God’s People, For God’s People
First Timothy 1:1-2
Pastor Mark Pakingan