Summary: To enumerate the things GOD poured on us abundantly.
What are poured on you abundantly?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To enumerate the things GOD poured on us abundantly.
1 Timothy 1:14 (Amplified Bible)
And the grace (unmerited favor and blessing) of our Lord [actually] flowed out superabundantly and beyond measure for me, accompanied by faith and love that are [to be realized] in Christ Jesus.
Poured on us abundantly are (1) Grace of our LORD, (2) faith, (3) Love that is in CHRIST JESUS.
Poured on me abundantly
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: About 64 A.D., but uncertain
C. To whom written: Timothy, Paul's true son in the faith
1 Timothy 1:2 (New International Version)
To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
D. Main themes: Advice and exhortation to a young pastor respecting his personal conduct and ministerial work
E. Keyword: conduct
F. Key verse:
1 Timothy 3:15 (New International Version)
if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. The Grace of our LORD
"And the grace (unmerited favor and blessing) of our Lord [actually] flowed out superabundantly and beyond measure for me,"
Romans 2:4 (Amplified Bible)
Or are you [so blind as to] trifle with and presume upon and despise and underestimate the wealth of His kindness and forbearance and long-suffering patience? Are you unmindful or actually ignorant [of the fact] that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repent (to change your mind and inner man to accept God’s will)?
Ephesians 1:7 (Amplified Bible)
In Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor,
Ephesians 2:7 (Amplified Bible)
He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.
It's only by GOD's Grace that His kindness leads us to repentance, He will not count our sins against us, nor keep a record of wrongs but in His Love, it will give us an encouragement and initiative to repent and put our thinking in line with His will.
"accompanied by faith"
Matthew 8:13 (Amplified Bible)
Then to the centurion Jesus said, Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed. And the servant boy was restored to health at that very moment.
Great faith understands authority, humility and command. So therefore, Great faith is humility + understanding of authority + knowledge of power of words.
Matthew 8:8 (Amplified Bible)
But the centurion replied to Him, Lord, I am not worthy or fit to have You come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant boy will be cured.
Mark 11:24 (Amplified Bible)
For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].
Caleb's example of faith
Joshua 14:12 (Amplified Bible)
So now give me this hill country of which the Lord spoke that day. For you heard then how the [giantlike] Anakim were there and that the cities were great and fortified; if the Lord will be with me, I shall drive them out just as the Lord said.
C. Love that is in CHRIST JESUS
"and love that are [to be realized] in Christ Jesus"
Romans 8:35 (Amplified Bible)
Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?
1 John 3:16 (Amplified Bible)
By this we come to know (progressively to recognize, to perceive, to understand) the [essential] love: that He laid down His [own] life for us; and we ought to lay [our] lives down for [those who are our] brothers [in Him].
John 15:13 (Amplified Bible)
No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.
... but CHRIST laid down His life for His enemies.
Romans 5:8 (Amplified Bible)
But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us.
Romans 5:10 (Amplified Bible)
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more [certain], now that we are reconciled, that we shall be saved (daily delivered from sin’s dominion) through His [resurrection] life.