Christ Jesus Came to Save Sinners (1 Timothy 1:12-17)
Can you think of examples where God gave Paul strength? Why did Paul need strength at those times? What did God’s strength allow Paul to do?
Why did Paul need to be faithful to be appointed to God’s service? If Paul were persecuting Christians when God called him, how could God ever judge him faithful? What can we do to cause God to judge us faithful?
If Paul suffered as much as he did for the cause of Christ, why was he thankful to have been appointed to God’s service?
Paul was formerly a blasphemer, persecutor, and an insolent opponent. What are some examples of Paul’s blasphemy? What are some examples of Paul’s persecution? What are some examples of Paul’s insolence?
Paul received mercy because he acted ignorantly in unbelief. Do those who do not act ignorantly in unbelief not receive mercy? Can someone who knowingly acted in rebellion ever become a Christian?
How does God’s grace overflow?
Why did Christ Jesus come to save sinners? Why would Paul say that he was the foremost of sinners? Is the realization that one is a horrible sinner a prerequisite to salvation. Why or why not?
In what way(s) was Jesus’ saving Paul an example for others?
How did Jesus show his perfect patience in the salvation of Paul?
“To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”
- How is God a King?
- In what way(s) is God immortal?
- God is invisible.
- Would it be easier to believe in God if he were visible?
- Why would God make himself invisible?
- Has the only God made himself known in a variety of ways?
- How can the only God have “honor and glory forever and ever?”