TEXT : I TIMOTHY I :15-16
THOUGHT : IF PAUL WAS "FIRST", HOW COULD PETER'S GOSPEL
AND PAUL'S GOSPEL BE THE SAME?
I. In me "First"
A. I Timothy 1 : 12-16 Is this inspired? Yes
B. II Timothy 3:16 Inspiration by God
II. Who is the church that is being added to in Acts 2:41?
A. Hebrews 2:11-12 Midst of the church
B. Mark 14:17-26 The Last Supper with his 12, Christ and men sang
C. Matthew 16:18-19 Build my church, added to Acts 2:41 them (apostles)
D. Hebrews 2:12 My brethren
E. John 17:4-6 Read-John 15:l-27, Isaiah 8:16-18
III. Who is the Body of Jesus Christ?
A. Ephesians 1 :20-23 His Body
B. Ephesians 2:10 God's workmanship
C. Ephesians 1:3-4 Chosen before foundation of the world
IV. Peter and 11 Apostles-Disciples and others were added in Christ to His church, Matthew 16:18, before Paul was saved.
But this is not the church which is His body,
Ephesians 1:22-23, if Paul is the "First" I Timothy 1:16.
A. Romans 16:7
B. Acts 4:4
How were they added?
C. Acts 2:38 Repent, Baptized, Remission of Sins
D. Acts 3:19 Blotting out of sins at 2nd coming of the Lord
E. Acts 2:42 Continued Stedfastly in the Apostles doctrine.
F. Acts 2:42 "Stedfastly"
Compare--Matthew 10 : 22
Matthew 24 : 13
V. If Paul was "First", I Timothy 1:16, wouldn' t Galatians 1 : 11 -1 2, make sense?
A. Galatians 1:ll-12 Not after man
B. I Corinthians 2:5-9 A mystery not preached
C. Galatians 2:7 A gospel to different people
Compare--Matthew 10:5-7, this is the church of Matthew 16 gospel, not Paul's.
VI. Why would it be necessay to take the word "First" out of I Timothy 1:16 in some translations?
A. Romans 1:16 Paul's Gospel which was revealed is the Power of God unto salvation now.
B. I1 Corinthians 4:3-4 The god of this world must hide the Gospel revealed to Paul.
C. Galatians 1:7 The god of this world must pervert the Gospel of Christ.
VII. If Paul was "First" then anyone that followed Paul would be added to whatever Paul is preaching.
A. I Corinthians 4:16 ; I Corinthians 11:l ; Be ye followers of me as I also am of Christ
B. I Corinthians 12:13 Into One Body (Body of Christ)
C. I Corinthians 1:17 Not to baptize but to preach the Gospel
Why--I Corinthians 1 :I8 The Cross
The Cross was the mystery in I Corinthians 2:5-9, revealed to Paul
Galatians 1:ll-12. Ephesians 1:13 Trust The Lord Jesus Christ:
I Corinthians 15:3-4 ; II Corinthians 5:21 ; Romans 4:25 ; Galatians 2:16