Published on Oct 14th, 2013
1 Timothy 1:12-17I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because he judged me faithful and appointed me to his service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a man of violence. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the foremost. But for that very reason I received mercy, so that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display the utmost patience, making me an example to those who would come to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Focus Questions to think about before the study………
1. Whose story has helped to nurture and inspire you in your own life of faith?
2. Is there a character from literature who illustrates God’s mercy at work in their life?
3. How do you respond to the word “testify” or “witness” in a faith setting?
4. As you look back on your life, what are moments of grace?