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Fighting for Love (1 Timothy 1:1-5)

July 27, 2020 Season 5 Episode 2
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Fighting for Love (1 Timothy 1:1-5)
Jul 27, 2020 Season 5 Episode 2

As we’ll see in this new Living the Bible series on 1 Timothy, the Timothy of the Bible had a problem with timidity. The Apostle Paul wrote to en-courage him, to put courage in him.

Let’s use this letter to timid Timothy to encourage ourselves, to put courage in ourselves. We start today with with 1 Timothy 1v1-5.

WE MUST FIGHT FALSEHOOD

  • Oppose novel teaching (3b)
  • Oppose divisive speculations (4a)

If we don’t fight against anything, we won’t have anything left to fight for.

That’s what we fight against. What do we fight for?

WE MUST FIGHT FOR GOD’S ORDER

  • Order is from God (4b)
  • Order is by truth (4c)

Fighting usually produces chaos, but this fighting produces order.

That sounds like a lot of fighting. It doesn’t sound very loving.

WE MUST FIGHT FOR LOVE

  • A pure heart produces love (5a)
  • A good conscience produces love (5b)
  • A sincere faith produces love (5c)

Fight because you love, and you’ll love because you fought.

LIVING THE BIBLE

Christ was the greatest fighter and the greatest lover. He fought because he loved and loved because he fought. He fought against falsehood. He fought for God’s order. He fought for love. He had a perfectly pure heart, a perfectly good conscience, and a perfectly sincere faith. He therefore had perfect love.

Fight against falsehood and for God’s order to maximize Christ-like love.

You can catch up with previous episodes of the Living the Bible podcast on our new website or subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcast.

Show Notes

As we’ll see in this new Living the Bible series on 1 Timothy, the Timothy of the Bible had a problem with timidity. The Apostle Paul wrote to en-courage him, to put courage in him.

Let’s use this letter to timid Timothy to encourage ourselves, to put courage in ourselves. We start today with with 1 Timothy 1v1-5.

WE MUST FIGHT FALSEHOOD

  • Oppose novel teaching (3b)
  • Oppose divisive speculations (4a)

If we don’t fight against anything, we won’t have anything left to fight for.

That’s what we fight against. What do we fight for?

WE MUST FIGHT FOR GOD’S ORDER

  • Order is from God (4b)
  • Order is by truth (4c)

Fighting usually produces chaos, but this fighting produces order.

That sounds like a lot of fighting. It doesn’t sound very loving.

WE MUST FIGHT FOR LOVE

  • A pure heart produces love (5a)
  • A good conscience produces love (5b)
  • A sincere faith produces love (5c)

Fight because you love, and you’ll love because you fought.

LIVING THE BIBLE

Christ was the greatest fighter and the greatest lover. He fought because he loved and loved because he fought. He fought against falsehood. He fought for God’s order. He fought for love. He had a perfectly pure heart, a perfectly good conscience, and a perfectly sincere faith. He therefore had perfect love.

Fight against falsehood and for God’s order to maximize Christ-like love.

You can catch up with previous episodes of the Living the Bible podcast on our new website or subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcast.