First Timothy: The Church: Pillar of Truth
"The Most Important Neglected Thing"
May 14, 2017. Pastor Brandon Cash preaches from 1 Timothy 2:1-7. (Other scriptures referenced include: Matthew 16:24, Hebrews 11:24-26, Philippians 2:3-8, and 1 Timothy 1:15.)
A godly life is others-focused. Paul exhorts Timothy to "first of all, then, pray for all people."
In 1 Timothy 1:15, Paul has reminded us that Christ came into the world to save sinners, and has called himself the "worst" or "chief" of sinners. He reminds us that he rejoices for Christ Jesus saved even him. With this in mind, we should pray for all people, desiring them to know the Jesus that we know, holding no grudges, and "writing off" no one.
God's heart for all people is that they be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Tim. 2:4)