by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
I Timothy 1:1

Our Father, we thank Thee today that Thou art always
available. It is so wonderful, Lord, as we awaken in
the morning and realize our weakness, our lack of
ability to meet all the things that will meet us
during the day, to know that we are not alone. Thou
art with us. Thou art in us, to meet our weakness with
Thy strength, our inability with Thy ability. We thank
Thee, Lord, that Thou art with us today to lead,
guide, bless, and give strength for the day. Lord, we
want particularly spiritual strength in order to help
people on the way. Today we'll be thrown with people
who need Christ, who need a lift, who need the Lord.
We pray to be people through whom Christ can meet this
need, through our lips and our minds and our hands and
our feet. We yield our bodies a living sacrifice unto
Thyself. Take us, Lord, all o f us, and may Christians
be saying Amen to this in their own hearts. We'll
thank Thee for it in Jesus' name. Amen.


First Timothy, chapter 1, verse 1: "Paul, an Apostle
of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour
and the Lord Jesus Christ which is our Hope." (The
word "which" is in italics, indicating it is not in
the original Greek text.) "Christ, our Hope." There
isn't any other! We find man today, all men, all of
us, in a HOPELESS situation wherever there is no
Christ. The world without Christ is in a hopeless
situation. Man's hopelessness without Christ is
revealed unto us today. What is the trouble with the

In analyzing this passage in Timothy, I do not attempt
this morning to give a complete exposition, but I want
to call your attention to two things.


In verse 17 we have a statement referring to Jesus:
"Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible; the
only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever."
He is called here the King. He is said to be eternal.
He is ...

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