It is my distinct honor to have Pastor Steve Pixler write the next lesson to our series in 1 Timothy. Pastor Pixler has been such an inspiration to my life and ministry. Brother Pixler is the Lead Pastor at Cornerstone Apostolic Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Pastor Pixler has published several books and writes frequently on his blog. This lesson on 1 Timothy is a beautiful picture of an expository sermon. I am forever grateful for the friendship and leadership of Pastor Steve Pixler.
Christ Came to Save Sinners
1 Timothy 1:15-17
15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 16 But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. 17 To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
First of all, let’s look at the phrase “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” There are several things that we should consider from this phrase today.