Jesus, the One Mediator (1 Tim. 2:3—6)



In 1 Tim. 2:3—6, Paul wrote: “God our Savior…wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.”

A mediator is a go-between, someone who helps two parties come to agreement, including two who need to be reconciled.

(Illustration questions:) Have you ever had a friend or family member you strongly disagreed with or were angry with, or who was upset with you? You wanted to make things right, but the friend or relative refused to talk with you. So you needed somebody who would talk to them for you. That’s what a mediator does.

Or did you want a favor from somebody, maybe a new job, but you didn’t know them well? Maybe you wanted someone to talk to that person for you, to ask them to talk with you. That’s what a mediator does.

We’ll now see why and how Jesus is our mediator with God.

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