Sermon Bible Study Guides

2 Timothy 1:13–18 - October 11th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 2 Timothy 1:13–18
  2. What does Paul tell Timothy to follow? (v. 13)
  3. What does Paul tell Timothy to guard? (v. 14)
  4. Who turned away from Paul? (v. 15)
  5. Who refreshed Paul? (v. 16)
    1. How did he do this? (v. 16–18)

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What are the "pattern of sound words" in v. 13?
  2. What is the "good deposit" in v. 14?
  3. What is Paul's current situation? (v. 16)
    1. Where is Paul?
  4. What day is Paul referring to in v. 18?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can we follow the pattern of sound words?
  2. What does it look like to guard the good deposit daily?
    1. Why do we need the Spirit's help to do this?
  3. What does it look like to be unashamed of brother's and sister's suffering for Christ? 
  4. Sing Great is Thy Faithfulness to God and to one another.

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.

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