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By Rev. Doug Nemitz
First Lutheran Church 

Sermonette: Sept. 23, 2019

 

September 23, 2019



As I consider 1 Timothy 2:1-7, our New Testament reading for Sunday, Sept. 22, I’m struck by Paul’s assertion in verse 4 that God “desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” The explicit inclusiveness of Paul’s assertion here leaps off the page. Whether it is directed against the restricted salvation offered by false teachers or even against Jewish claims to exclusivity, both the being saved by God and “the knowledge of the truth” are available to all, not just a select few.

In verses 5 and 6, Paul then stresses that the saving grace of God is mad...



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