1 Timothy

The Chief of Sinners

Jan 01

The Chief of Sinners   “Sinners; of whom I am chief.”—1 Timothy 1:15.    WHO among all the Scriptural writers can compare with Paul in the fullness of his testimony to the grace of God? Upon the doctrines of grace, upon the experience of grace, upon everything that has to do with the exceeding abundant grace of God through …

1 Timothy:1:15

I Was Before

Jan 01

I Was Before    “Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious.”— 1 Timothy i. 13.   I AM not going to dwell at this time upon the special items of the text as to what Paul was before his conversion, because none of us have been exactly as he was. We have all gone astray like …

1 Timothy:1:13

Lay hold on Eternal Life!

Mar 19

Lay hold on Eternal Life!   “Lay hold on eternal life.”— 1 Timothy vi. 12.   PAUL was very anxious about Timothy, his own son in the faith. He loved him greatly, and he had much confidence in him; but still he felt that the work of preaching the gospel was such a responsible undertaking, that he could not …

1 Timothy:6:12

The Whole Gospel in a Single Verse

Feb 28

The Whole Gospel in a Single Verse   “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”— 1 Timothy i. 15.   I SPOKE, yesterday, with a brother minister, who had been a pastor in America, and I asked him why he was …

1 Timothy:1:15

Eternal Life Within Present Grasp

Feb 06

Eternal Life Within Present Grasp    “Lay hold on eternal life.” — 1 Timothy vi. 12. “Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”— 1 Timothy vi. 19.   “LAY hold on eternal life.” Observe that this precept is preceded by another — “Fight the good …

1 Timothy:6:12

A Great Gospel for Great Sinners

May 03

A Great Gospel for Great Sinners   “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should …

1 Timothy:1:15-17

Salvation by Knowing the Truth

Jan 16

Salvation by Knowing the Truth   "God our Savior; who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth."—1 Timothy 2:3, 4.   May God the Holy Ghost guide our meditations to the best practical result this evening, that sinners may be saved and saints stirred up to diligence. I do not …

1 Timothy:2:3-4

What the Church Should Be

Sep 29

What the Church Should Be   “That thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”— 1 Timothy iii. 15.   PAUL’S design in this epistle was to instruct young Timothy how he should behave himself in the church …

1 Timothy:3:15

The Faithful Saying

May 26

The Faithful Saying   “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”— 1 Timothy i. 15.   IT is worthy of notice that Paul, in the passage before us, as indeed in all his writings, exhibits great sensitiveness with regard to sin. …

1 Timothy:1:15

Trust in the Living God

Aug 05

Trust in the Living God     “We trust in the living God.” — 1 Timothy iv. 10.     August 5th, 1875     IF we are inclined to grieve because everything around us changes, our consolation will be found in turning to our unchanging God. If we lament the ills of mortality, it will be wise for us to turn to him …

1 Timothy:4:10