God's Desire, Man's Debt, Christ's Payment

Artwork for Excellence in Ministry: Starting Strong—Doing What’s Right in the Work of Ministry

It’s easy to forget foundational truths. We are so familiar with them we tend to take them for granted. This is especially true of salvation. We’ve walked with Christ for so long the joy of our salvation wanes more than it waxes. It’s not that we’re ungrateful, it’s just that we’re forgetful. In the workaday world of daily life, it’s simple to overlook the significance of the Gospel. Paul, of course, never did, and in this section of 1 Timothy—in one of the most practical and clearest presentations of the Gospel in the New Testament—he challenges us to open our eyes and our hearts, once again, to its wonder.