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2 Timothy 2:20–3:9 - November 22nd, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 2 Timothy 2:20–3:9
  2. What metaphor does Paul begin this passage with?
  3. What commands does Paul give Timothy in this passage?
  4. What time period does Paul say times of difficulty will come in?
    1. How does he describe people during this time?
    2. What examples from the Old Testament does Paul use to compare these people with?
    3. What is the result of these type of people?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence
  2. What are the vessels for honorable use and dishonorable use in 2:20–21?
  3. Who is the master of the house in 2:21?
  4. Who is the Lord's servant in 2:24?
  5. What does the devil do to those caught up in false teaching in 2:26?
  6. What are the 'last days' in 3:1?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How do you help your fellow church members flee "youthful passions and pursue righteousness..."?
  2. What can you pray for the elders of Covenant Hope Church from this passage?
  3. How do you protect fellow members from people described in 3:2–7?
  4. Sing Our Great God to God and to one another.

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.

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