1 Timothy Chapter 1 Discussion



 
  • Rom on 1 Timothy 1
    Christ enables me when I start denying myself
  • Rita on 1 Timothy 1
    I like the choices of format.
  • Ronnette - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    My Dear Brother:

    "So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen." Matthew 20:16 KJV

    "Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:" Romans 1:6 KJV

    Grace and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Ronnette - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    I truly appreciate all responses here.

    "God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord." 1 Corinthians 1:9 KJV

    Discussions with true saints assure me that there are many people out there I still can trust.

    I will continue to pray for all of you. Grow in grace. God bless you all.
  • Larry B - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    1john 4;3 every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of GOD;And this the spirit of the Antichrist

    The world have been deceived by the RCC john Calvin and PAUL paul change the commandments over grace and everyone is following while peter had fight with and john made this circumcision is very important covenant of GOD and Abraham but paul disregarded it.

    Now how could you find a true church

    Have you not noticed the lost of faith of a lot of people

    Because there prayer does not reach GOD ALMIGHTY
  • Doug - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Ronnette, please be careful when you say you can't find a true church. Sometimes we can over evaluate people and because of bad examples label a church good or bad. Sometimes when visiting church we might not get a chance to know people more deeply or people are not experiencing the same things we are going through and judge they are not in tune with the Holy Spirit. I am so thankful for the many faithful believers within my church body . The older I get the more I appreciate the different gifts God has placed in the body (as it has pleased Him).
  • Ronnette - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Thank you my fellow believer. I actually memorized Psalm 91 by heart. I will do the same for the other chapter.
  • LarryB. - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    True to your observations our world is spiritually lost, the RCC is never a place of worship , the Christians lost it too when they have Vatican 2 now Islam too is lost because they prefer Mohammad over jesus,while they were commanded to do so, loosing

    Their power to witness.today we are very close to the great tribulation.

    What you can do is askGOD for guidance and protection . Go to your room and pray to the Father. Learn the commandments

    Be the remnants of her seed WHICH KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD AND HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST

    Get some Christians song psalm 91 Isaiah 40;27-30
  • Ronnette on 1 Timothy 1
    I cannot find a true church. I read the Bible and read your comments. I know I am saved 11/11/21 Since I was young I know I have Angel with me. I just want to pray with true saints. I am praying for people I know to be truly saved. Many are deceived by all churches.
  • Giannis - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Dear Dav

    Do you think that if a church at that time asked Paul to be an elder or deacon he would accept it, despite asking Timothy not to do so? He would contradict his own words? I don't think so. And Jesus doing differently by what His Spirit inspired Paul to right? Again I don't think so.

    As I wrote in my post there are ministries that one doesn't have to be married to serve God. But a pastor who is the head of elders, the elders and the deacons are required to be married by the written Word of God. Anyway that is my opinion... GBU
  • Dav47 - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Paul was unmarried and so many more prophets and early teachers. Would you not allow CHRIST in as a deacon? HE was never married. Would you not allow Paul who wrote majority of NT not in as a deacon? You sure would lose out some great men who GOD had chosen to serve.
  • Giannis - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Dear Terri

    As far as I am concerned my opinion is that it is clear that elders as well as deacons must be married. It is also written that they must be one wife's husband, that is not remarried. Also their children must be in faith as well. The scriptures is clear about them been able to govern their house so to be able to minister the church. There are other ministries given by God that do not require a person to be married, like apostles, evangelists, teachers... But for elders and deacons it is a must according to the written Will of God. As I see it ...

    GBU
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Hi Terri, I concur with Chris and would like to add this verse that Paul was unmarried, wrote many books of the Bible, and was one of the most effective Christian evangelists in history. It certainly wasn't an obstacle for serving the Lord. 1 Corinthians 7:8
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Hello Terri. The Scripture that speaks of what you're asking is in 1 Timothy 3:12: "Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well."

    I understand that this verse does not necessarily imply that deacons (as with elders) must be married. Rather, that to hold such offices in the Church there should be no evidence of any polygamy or having been in a divorce, that his marriage & devotion must only be towards his wife & none else. Of course, marriage was the preferred state to be in (for various reasons in such a ministry), but being single should not disqualify a deacon from holding that office.
  • Terri on 1 Timothy 1
    Can an unmarried man become a decon?
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Hello Mello. Yes, we see this declaration by the apostle in 1 Timothy 1:19,20 and 1 Corinthians 5:1-7. What Paul was doing, was to use Church discipline to identify & weed out those amongst them that were found to be involved in gross sin. In the first passage, Hymenaeus and Alexander were in some way affecting the Church with their blasphemous teaching. In the second, there was fornication evident in the Corinthian Church that was going unchecked & without the required discipline & correction.

    When sin is evident in the Body of believers (the Church), there has to be a quick response, as it not only shames the Lord Who purchased her, but also invades & affects the whole lump (the Church), slowly destroying the faith of many. Paul, in these instances, said that the only action that should be taken when there was a refusal to repent of these sins, was to "deliver them to Satan", or, 'cast them out of the assembly, refuse them fellowship, & put them back into the world that is Satan's area of influence & control'. Satan cannot be allowed to have access in Christ's Body & those toying with sin & also wanting Christian fellowship will never influence others for good & will eventually affect the whole. Unfortunately, Church discipline today is not the strongest point in many fellowships, & often blatant sin is either disregarded or addressed without necessary action.
  • Mello on 1 Timothy 1
    How can Paul deliver two people to Satan?
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Hello Ida. The Apostle Paul, known as Saul earlier, was a member of a Jewish religious sect called the Pharisees. Paul himself referred to this position that he previously held (in Acts 23:6; Acts 26:5; Philippians 3:5,6). There were three main Jewish sects at that time of Jesus' Life on Earth: the Pharisees, the Sadducees, & the Essenes. The Pharisees (which meant, 'separated one'), had very strong beliefs, so strong that they compelled people to fully obey God's Laws. And to do this, they created many other laws (practises of behaviour) that weighed heavily upon the common people. And Jesus greatly condemned them for this & their many hypocrisies ( Matthew 23:1-36).

    But when Saul met the risen Jesus on the road to Damascus, he instantly learned that the Christians he was hunting down & killing were serving this Jesus Whom he was encountering at that very moment. Saul was a changed man & as he learned more from Jesus, with the Spirit filling him to believe & serve, he could say in Philippians 3:7-10, that all that he had learned & believed were now useless & filthy. The new knowledge gained directly from Jesus revealed his errors as a Pharisee - his trusting in the Law to make him righteous could never work, but now having only faith in Christ to save him, did.

    I trust you can see how wonderfully the revelation of Christ to Saul changed him from a strict Pharisee (Saul) to one of a humble obedient servant of Jesus (Paul) trusting in Christ now & moved in his spirit to reach out to his countrymen & also to the Gentiles.
  • Ida B Carmon on 1 Timothy 1
    What was Paul before Christ Jesus counted him faithful and put him in the ministry?
  • Mary Mcnamee on 1 Timothy 1
    there shall be mockers and the children will be disobedient and lovers of self more than lovers of GOD
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Jeanette,

    Paul also did the same thing back in 1 Corinthians 5:5 for the man who wouldn't repent in the church in Corinth. He says deliver him over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh so that his soul might be saved in the day of the Lord. Notice that it is for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

    In Galatians Chapter 6, Paul says that if someone is overtaken by a sin, he says you who are spiritual, restore such a one. No matter what discipline is involved, it always must be to reach the goal of restoration. Not only did the Christians in Corinth remove this man because Paul said they had to discipline him. He wouldn't repent so they removed him from the fellowship.

    Later on, he repented but they wouldn't let him back in. So they went from one extreme to the other. They let him stay there, but after they excommunicated him for a short time, they wouldn't let him back in after he repented.

    You see, the whole point is to deliver such a one over to Satan. If they want their sin, and they don't want to repent, but they still want to fellowship in the church, give them over to Satan. Separate them from fellowship so that their flesh will be destroyed. But the goal is so that their spirit will be saved in the day of the Lord. So it's not punishment. It's to get the person to repent. A person who truly belongs to the Lord will not stay away for very long before they repent and seek to be accepted back into Christian fellowship!
  • Gigi - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Jeanette

    If you read 2 Timoth 2:14-18 you will find out why Paul rebuked these men. As to what it means to give them over to Satan, I don't know what that means. Perhaps the commentary on that verse would be helpful.

    But th blasphemy they spoke was that the resurrection of believes had already happened, andPsul excommunicated them (expelled them from the church ).
  • Jeanette khumalo on 1 Timothy 1
    Greetings

    Kindly explain vers 20 for me
  • KAREN R STEVENS - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Thank all of yall so much for commenting. It helps when we, as Gods children, come together and help one another.
  • English sacha - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    I wish you well Karen , when I was in my twenties and newly saved I had to change my life a lot . I used to be one of the girls , drinking , casino , nightclubs etc , I lost all but one of my girlfriend's because of the changes I knew I had to make . Give yourself totally to God and He will put you where He wants you , and then He may put you somewhere else ! If you trust Him totally and try not to get entangled with things and people that you know are not good for you you will be fine . Much love in Christ .
  • Allow God to Give Strength to Your Faith - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    A Prayer for Blessing

    Dear God,

    Thank you for your great love and blessingover our lives. Thank you that your favor has no end, but it lasts for our entire lifetime. Forgive us for sometimes forgetting that you are intimately acquainted with all of our ways, that you know what concerns us, and you cover us as with a shield. We ask that we would walk in your blessingand goodness today.That your face would shine on us. That you would open the right doors for our lives and for our loved ones, that you would close the wrong doors and protect us from those we need to walk away from. Establish thework of our handsand bring to fulfillment all that you have given us to do in these days. We pray that you would make our way purposefuland our footsteps firmout of your goodness and love. Give us a heart of wisdom to hear your voice, and make us strong by your huge favor and grace.

    In Jesus' Name, I will praise your name.

    Amen.

    We are children of the King.He is Sovereign and He reigns Supreme, givingfavor, guidance, and blessings to all those who seek after Him. Amen!

    Come back here for to be encouraged.

    Mishael
  • Karen Stevens - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    I am a Christian and recently stopped doing some.things that I know are unpleasant in Gods eyes. Alot of the changes I've made I know are Gods will but changing jobs is what I'm unsure of but I know that with Him all things are possible and to trust Him.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Sister Karen, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    You haven't made bad choices in the past; but you have been DECEIVED about those choices.

    Philippians 2:13 For it is GOD (Spirit, truth, life) which WORKETH IN YOU both TO WILL (he causes his will (choice) to be your will (choice) and TO DO (take a certain job, etc.) of his good pleasure.

    We can not see the END from the BEGINNING; but God can, and he causes us to follow the path he has laid out, because it will end in PERFECTION.

    Ezekiel 36:27 And I WILL put my Spirit WITHIN YOU, and CAUSE you to walk in my statutes (my WILL), and you shall keep my judgements (WORDS) and DO THEM. Ending in perfection, you become the IMAGE OF GOD.

    You can not take the wrong path, even though it may not seem right to your eyes of flesh.

    ALL IS OF GOD; TRUST and BELIEVE.

    Colossians 1:27 ....this mystery ....Christ in you .....
  • Stephanie - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Hey Karen,

    I took am in a season of change in which the Lord is using me somewhere totally different. Stepping out in faith and out of the comfort zone does lead to doubts. However, we must move forward with confidence knowing that no matter where we are we can be used for His glory. Don't think on the past, just focus on what you can do for Him today! You are blessed for you are here. God will see you through just pray and remember you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!
  • English sacha - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Karen , you are in charge of your own life and no one on here can make those kind of choices for you . You haven't mentioned if you are a Christian or not . What kind of jobs are you thinking of ? We can chat about these things but I think we need to know a bit more about you and your dilemma and your relationship with God .


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