Sermon Bible Study Guides

2 Timothy 2:14–19 - November 15th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 2 Timothy 2:14–19
  2. What does Paul tell Timothy they should not do in v. 14?
  3. How is Timothy told to present himself to God in v. 15?
  4. What does Paul tell Timothy to avoid in v. 16?
    1. What does he say this will lead to in v. 16 and 17?
  5. Who does Paul use as negative examples in v. 17 and 18?
    1. What is false about their teaching (v. 18)?
    2. What is the result of their teaching (v. 18)?
  6. What does Paul contrast with this false teaching in v. 19?
  7. What are some repeated phrases in this section that appear throughout the letter?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence
  2. What are 'these things' in v. 14?
  3. What does it mean to 'rightly [handle] the word of truth' in v. 15?
  4. What is 'irreverent babble' according to Paul in v. 16?
  5. Who are Hymenaeus and Philetus from v. 17? Which New Testament letter are the referenced in?
  6. What is 'God's firm foundation' in v. 19?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What is the difference between quarreling about words and rebuking false teachers like Paul does?
  2. How can you rightly handle the word of truth?
    1. How often do you pray for the men who preach the Word at Covenant Hope?
    2. What can you pray from this passage for them?
  3. Can you recognize irreverent babble so that you can avoid it? How can you grow in this?
  4. Sing His Mercy is More to God and to one another.
in 1 John

1 John 2:28–3:10 - November 8th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 1 John 2:28–3:10
  2. What does John call the recipients of this letter in 1 Jn. 2:28?
  3. What does John command them in 1 Jn. 2:28?
    1. Why does he command this? 
  4. What are the recipients called in 1 Jn. 3:1?
  5. What are they called in 1 Jn. 3:2?
  6. What will happen when 'he' appears in 1 Jn. 3:2?
  7. Why did 'he' appear in 1 Jn. 3:5?
  8. Who is 'of the devil' according to 1 Jn. 3:8?
  9. What are the two characteristics of children of God vs. children of the devil in 1 Jn. 3:10?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence
  2. What does it mean to 'abide in him' in 1 Jn. 2:28?
  3. What is 'when he appears' referring to in 1 Jn. 2:28 and who does it reference?
  4. What does 1 Jn. 3:6 mean? After someone becomes a Christian do they cease from sinning?
  5. Why did the Son of God appear according to John?
  6. Why did John include love of brother as an indicator of if someone is a child of God?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does this passage give Christians assurance of salvation?
  2. John takes sin very seriously, how would you describe your attitude toward sin?
  3. Who are you regularly accountable to in the church?
    1. Do you confess secret, habitual sin to others?
  4. Who do you hold accountable in the church?
    1. If you don't hold anyone accountable, why not?
  5. How can you apply 1 John 3:8 to your fight against sin?
  6. Sing Jesus Friend of Sinners to God and to one another.

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