Sermon Bible Study Guides

2 Timothy 4:1–8 - December 6th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 2 Timothy 4:1–8
  2. What repeated words or themes do you see?
  3. Who are the people mentioned?
  4. Who did Paul charge Timothy in the presence of?
  5. What did Paul charge Timothy to do?
  6. When did Paul tell Timothy to be ready for this?
  7. Why will people not endure sound teaching according to Paul?
  8. What stage of life is Paul writing from?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence
  2. What does 'by his appearing and his kingdom' mean in v. 1?
  3. What does it mean to have 'itching ears' in v. 3?
  4. What is the work of an evangelist in v. 5?
  5. What type of judgment does Paul expect from the Lord?
  6. What does it mean to 'have loved his appearing' in v. 8?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can you pray for those who preach the Word (elders) to you from this passage?
  2. How can you guard yourself from having 'itching ears'?
    1. How can you guard your fellow members from this?
  3. How does Christ's second coming motivate you to be faithful in this life?
  4. How can you encourage fellow church members to look forward to Christ's coming?
  5. Sing Never Cease to Praise to God and to one another.

2 Timothy 3:10–17 - November 29th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 2 Timothy 3:10–17
  2. What repeated words or themes do you see?
  3. Who are the people mentioned?
  4. What did Paul say Timothy followed (v. 10–11)?
  5. Who rescued Paul from persecutions (v. 11)?
  6. What will happen to those who "desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus" (v. 12)?
  7. When did Timothy become acquainted with the sacred writings (v. 15)?
  8. Who is the author of Scripture (v. 16)?
  9. What is Scripture profitable for (v. 16)?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence
  2. What is 'however' referring to in v. 10?
  3. What does v. 12 mean? Is it true for all Christians?
  4. Who taught Timothy the Scriptures? (cf. 2 Tim 1:5)
  5. What are the 'sacred writings' (v. 15)?
  6. What books of the Bible is 'Scripture' referring to (v. 16)?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does v. 12 apply to our church?
  2. How can you help the members of the church continue in what they've learned?
  3. Timothy was acquainted with the sacred writings from childhood. How can you help members with children be equipped to teach their children?
  4. What is your attitude toward Scripture? How often do you read it and meditate on it? How is this the same or different from Paul's attitude in v. 16?
  5. Sing How Firm a Foundation to God and to one another.

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