1 Timothy 2:1-7 (876)


   Introduction

       A.  Let’s look at two expressed thoughts in verse four:  God’ desire for all men (people)
             to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

  I.  God’s offer of salvation is for all people. V4

       A.  Christ died for the sins of all people.  2 Corinthians 5:14-15 (854)

       B.  God loves all people. Vv4,7;  Ephesians 2:1-10 (863); 2 Peter 3:9 (899)

             1.  God desires for us to engage in good works.  V10; Matthew 5:16; John 15:8 (794)
   
       C.  Those who accept and obey God’s offer of salvation are saved.  Romans 1:16-17;
             2 Corinthians 5:14-15, 17 (854); Galatians 3:26-27 (861)

  II.  God desires for us to come to the knowledge of the truth. V4

       A.  What God did for us.  John 3:16; Romans 5:8 (832)

       B.  Our true identity.

             1.  Children of God.  Galatians 3:26-27 (861); 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 (855)

             2.  Joint heirs with Christ.  Romans 8:14-18 (834)

       C.  Being new creatures.  2 Corinthians 5:17; 2 Peter 1:4 (897)

       D.  Our position.  Access to God.  John 15:1-7 (794); Philippians 4:6-7 (869)

       E.  Our mission.  Matthew 28:18-20 (730)

       F.  Our destiny.  Romans 6:23; Romans 5:21 (833)

Conclusion

      A.  Are we grateful to God for what He has done for us?

      B.  Have we come to the truth that God desires for us?

       GOD’S LOVING DESIRE