Category Archives: First Timothy

Sermon: Prayer, Time and the Transformation of the World, Part II, I Timothy 2:1-4

Text: First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in … Continue reading

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Sermon: Prayer, Liturgy, and Time, I Timothy 2:1-2, Part I

People of God, we are coming to the end of the Church Year. In two weeks we begin the journey of Advent. Advent is a season of expectation and hope for the Christian. We will walk through the expectations of … Continue reading

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The Salvation of God

Lowell Green concludes his excellent analysis of Reformed interpretation of I Timothy 2:4: The dire consequences of claiming human freedom in spiritual matters are staggering. Thereby, salvation is wrested from the hands of God and placed into uncertain human hands. … Continue reading

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Luther’s Interpretation of I Timothy 2:4

There is a great history of Reformed interpretation of I Timothy 2:4. In this one verse the question of human will, the extent of the atonement, and the desire of God for the salvation of man comes to play. Luther, … Continue reading

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My Translation of I Timothy 2:1-4

Here is my translation for this Sunday’sĀ Thanksgiving Text: 1 -This is of great importance, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made on behalf of all men, 2 -On behalf of kings and all the ones in … Continue reading

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