Christ Jesus Came to Save Sinners
And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has l enabled me, m because He counted me faithful, n putting me into the ministry,
although o I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because p I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
q And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, r with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
s This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that t Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.
However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.
Now to u the King eternal, v immortal, w invisible, to God x who alone is wise, y be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,
having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck,
of whom are z Hymenaeus and a Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they may learn not to b blaspheme.
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1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
1 Corinthians 7:25
Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His mercy has made trustworthy.
Of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God.
As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more.
1 Corinthians 3:10
According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it.
2 Corinthians 4:15
For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
Galatians 1:13 - 16
For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.
1 Thessalonians 1:3
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1 Timothy 2:15
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1 Timothy 4:12
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1 Timothy 6:11
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2 Timothy 1:13
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2 Timothy 2:22
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1 Timothy 3:1
This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work.
1 Timothy 4:9
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance.
2 Timothy 2:11
This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him.
This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
Hosea 6:1 - 3
Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
"And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins."
"But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
The LORD is King forever and ever; The nations have perished out of His land.
And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man - and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.
To God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.
1 Chronicles 29:11
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all.
2 Timothy 2:17
And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort.
2 Timothy 2:18
Who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some.
2 Timothy 4:14
Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works.
But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul.