Jesus in the NT :: 1st Timothy

The book of 1st Timothy gives us a glimpse of who Jesus is in the  New Testament (N.T).

Timothy is a young pastor of the Church at Ephesus. It is this the church that is mentioned in Revelation as the church that had FORGOTTEN its First Love and FORSAKEN its Fervent Labor. The counsel that is given to this Church is to REMEMBER what it had forgotten, REPENT, and RESTORE (do) what it had forsaken (first works). Paul a seasoned veteran warns Timothy to be on guard, watch out lest your youth becomes a liability, instead of an asset for the work of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

From 1st Timothy, we learn that Jesus is Immortal, invisible, God only wise (1:17). He is the savior of ALL sinners (1:15; 2:3,4) by paying the RANSOM for all (2:6). Jesus paid the price, implying He is the PURCHASER, our POSSESSOR, but while his shed blood was the element of TRANSACTION, his willingness to lay down his life so that we may live for him was the TERMS of that agreement.

Jesus is the MEDIATOR between God and man, the man, Jesus Christ (2:5). Who is a mediator? A mediator is one who brings to agreement/peace – two parties in variance.

Not only is Jesus THE Savior, THE MEDIATOR, but He is also THE King; the King ETERNAL (1:17) and more importantly The King of kings and Lord of lords (6:15).

– In Jesus’ BIRTH: the question “Where is he who is born the King of the Jews?” was posed.
– In His DEATH: The Titulus (inscription) on the Cross read Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. and
– In His RESURRECTION: He is exalted by God to be the King of kings and the Lord of lords

In 1 Timothy, He is the Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise, The savior of the chief of sinners, of all sinners, the Mediator MAN, the King eternal and the King of kings and the Lord of lords.


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