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Pete Woodcock, 1 Timothy 1:1 - 1:7, 15 January 2023
What are the parameters within which the church should act? What should the focus of Cornerstone Church be? We begin a new series in the Paul's first letter to his friend Timothy and Pete preaches from 1 Timothy 1:1-7. In this introductory passage, we see the goal of apostolic teaching in the life of the church.
1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,
2 To Timothy, my true child in the faith:
Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, 4 nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. 5 The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, 7 desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.
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