True Teaching in the Local Church (1 Timothy 1:1-11)Francis Blight, 17th November 2019
Part of the Study of Timothy series, preached at a Fordham Sunday Service service
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1:2 To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
1:3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain men not to teach false doctrines any longer
1:4 nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than God's work-which is by faith.
1:5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
1:6 Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk.
1:7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.
1:8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.
1:9 We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,
1:10 for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers--and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine
1:11 that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.