From Pastor Perry

03/15/2021 1 Timothy 1:1-2

1 Timothy 1:1–2 (ESV)


Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, 

To Timothy, my true child in the faith: 

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.


The work of the Gospel ministry carried out by Paul and Timothy flows from God’s command. The words they speak are His words, not their own. Their competence for ministry comes from God, who called them to His service. Today, we should not judge the effectiveness of those called to serve as Gospel ministers only according to their personality traits or other outward characteristics. Ministers should instead be regarded according to how faithfully they proclaim the Gospel message entrusted to them. The Lord Jesus has called ministers to be His representatives in our lives. The effectiveness of the Word they proclaim and the Absolution they pronounce rests on the power and authority of the Savior Himself.


I pray: Lord Jesus, teach us to regard the servants of Your Church not according to their individual strengths and weaknesses but as Your spokesmen, called to serve sinners with Your gifts of forgiveness and life. Amen.



Edward A. Engelbrecht, The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 2068.

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