Learning to Love: 1 Tim 1:5

1 Timothy 1

Key text: 1 Tim 1:5 – “But the aim of such teaching is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith.”

  • Context is teachers who have gotten caught up in speculations and “meaningless talk.”
  • The implication is to not forget the point of teaching/preaching.
  • We are to learn in order to love.
  • teaching is meant to shape character, leading to a pure heart, good conscience and sincere faith.
  • We don’t just learn and then by force of will put that knowledge to practice. Our learning over time changes us into more Christ-like people.
  • This all leads to love that comes from the right place – from our identity in Christ.
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