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For All People 1 Timothy 2:1-7. Paul urged Timothy to confront false teaching in Ephesus (1:3 ) False teachers were advocating some form of ‘elitism’ Salvation was reserved for or limited to some special group of people . Paul rejects this ‘elitism’ in his letter

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For all people 1 timothy 2 1 7

For All People

1 Timothy 2:1-7


For all people 1 timothy 2 1 7

  • Paul urged Timothy to confront false teaching in Ephesus (1:3)

    • False teachers were advocating some form of ‘elitism’

      • Salvation was reserved for or limited to some special group of people


For all people 1 timothy 2 1 7

  • Paul rejects this ‘elitism’ in his letter

    • It is utmost importance to pray for ‘all people’ (2:1)

      • Supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings


For all people 1 timothy 2 1 7

  • Paul rejects this ‘elitism’ in his letter

    • It is utmost importance to pray for ‘all people’ (2:1)

    • Jesus gave himself as a ransom for ‘all’ (2:6)

    • Paul’s appointment as apostle to the Gentiles demonstrates that ‘all’ can be saved (2:7)


For all people 1 timothy 2 1 7

  • A Challenging Exhortation

  • Paul’s exhortation is more challenging than it might first appear

    • It is not merely inclusive of Gentiles

      • Many in Ephesus were likely Gentiles

    • It also includes the necessity of praying for their rulers


For all people 1 timothy 2 1 7

  • A Challenging Exhortation

  • Paul’s exhortation is more challenging than it might first appear

    • This means they were to pray for their pagan, Roman rulers

    • NB Nero was emperor at this time (c. AD 65)

      • He had already begun to mistreat Christians


For all people 1 timothy 2 1 7

  • A Challenging Exhortation

  • Paul’s exhortation is more challenging than it might first appear

    • They were to pray for the salvation of their rulers (cf. 2:1,4)


For all people 1 timothy 2 1 7

  • A Challenging Exhortation

  • Paul’s exhortation is more challenging than it might first appear

    • They were to conduct themselves in godly dignity (2:2)

      • Living ‘peacefully’

      • Pursuing godliness


For all people 1 timothy 2 1 7

  • For All People

  • Paul wrote that this way of living pleases God because God desires “all people” to be saved (2:4)

    • The term ‘all people’ (pantasanthrōpous) refers to all types of people

      • Contrary to the elitists, God desires people of all types to be saved


For all people 1 timothy 2 1 7

  • For All People

  • Paul wrote that this way of living pleases God because God desires “all people’ to be saved (2:4)

    • The term ‘all people’ (pantasanthrōpous) refers to all types of people

      • Contrary to what some might think, God desires rebellious people to repent


For all people 1 timothy 2 1 7

  • For All People

  • Paul grounds his claim by noting there is one God (2:5)

    • There are not different gods for different people

    • All people groups are equal before God


For all people 1 timothy 2 1 7

  • For All People

  • Paul also notes there is one mediator, Jesus Christ (2:5)

    • This reinforces the oneness of mankind

    • All people are in need of forgiveness through Jesus’ atoning work


For all people 1 timothy 2 1 7

  • For All People

  • Paul also notes there is one mediator, Jesus Christ (2:5)

    • Jesus is able to ‘mediate’ between God and man because he truly God and truly man (cf. 1:2; 2:5)


For all people 1 timothy 2 1 7

  • For All People

  • We too should recognize that God values ‘all people’

    • Pray for all people


For all people 1 timothy 2 1 7

  • For All People

  • We too should be praying for our ‘rulers’

    • Wisdom to rule well

    • Salvation for those in rebellion


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