JUNE 23, 2014
PAULS FAITHFUL SAYINGS:
There are five faithful saying that the Apostle Paul presents in his Pastoral Epistles. Three in
I Timothy, one in II Timothy and one in Titus. These are considered very well-known and often rehearsed truths and exhortation in the early church. Let’s consider these powerful truths and important revelations.
I Timothy 1:15-17
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 his cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
I Timothy 3:1-7
This is a faithful saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
I Timothy 4: 9-10
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
II Timothy 2: 11-13
It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: If we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: He cannot deny himself.
Titus 3: 8
This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
These faithful sayings highlight Christ, His purpose and our place in Him. Lets hold to them, apply them and communicate them to others.
To continue our Discovery of Chirst.
To fulfill our Place in His Purpose.
To effectively communicate the Truth