Sermon Bible Study Guides

2 Timothy 1:6–12 - October 4th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 2 Timothy 1:6–12
  2. What does Paul tell Timothy to fan into flame? (v. 6)
  3. What spirit did God give them? (v. 7)
  4. What is Timothy not to be ashamed of? (v. 8)
    1. What is Timothy supposed to share in? (v. 8)
  5. Why did God call and save them? (v. 9)
  6. What did the Savior Christ Jesus do and how? (v. 10)
  7. Why does Paul suffer? (v. 11–12)

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What is "the gift of God" in v. 6?
  2. What does "before the ages began" mean in v. 9?
    1. How is the related to our salvation not being because of works?
  3. When was Paul appointed a preacher, apostle, and teacher? (v. 11)
  4. Who is guarding what was entrusted to Paul? (v. 12)

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What does it mean to have a spirit of power and love and self-control?
  2. What does it look like to be ashamed of the Lord or of Christian's that are suffering because of Christ?
  3. What is the connection between preaching and suffering? Do you experience suffering for proclaiming Christ, why or why not? 
  4. Sing The Power of the Cross to God and to one another.

2 Timothy 1:1–5 - September 27th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 2 Timothy 1:1–5
  2. Who wrote this letter?
    1. What does the person call themselves? (v. 1)
  3. Who was the letter written to?
    1. What is the person called? (v. 2)
  4. Who does the author thank in v. 3 and why?
  5. Why does the author long to see the person written to?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What is an 'apostle' in v. 1?
  2. Why does Paul call Timothy 'my beloved child' in v. 2?
  3. What is the occasion for Timothy's tears in v. 4?
  4. Who are Lois and Eunice and how did they influence Timothy?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can we be encouraged by this passage?
  2. Does your prayer life look like Paul's in v. 3?
    1. What do you think motivates his constant prayer?
  3. What implications are there for parents and families to disciple and share the gospel with those under their care?
    1. How can we as a church help those with children in this?
  4. Sing All Glory Be to Christ to God and to one another.
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