Sermon Bible Study Guides

2 Timothy 2:1–7 - October 25th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 2 Timothy 2:1–7
  2. What does Paul call Timothy? (v. 1)
  3. What does Paul command Timothy to be strengthened by?
  4. What does Paul command Timothy to entrust to men?
  5. How does Paul command Timothy to share in suffering?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence
  2. Why does Paul call Timothy this? (v. 1)
  3. Who are 'faithful men, who will be able tot each others...' in v. 2?
  4. Why does Paul use a solider, athlete, and farmer to describe suffering?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does grace give us strength?
    1. How are you tempted to rely on your own strength?
  2. Why is raising up elders an important task of elders?
  3. How are you sharing in suffering as a good solider of Christ Jesus?
  4. Sing Lord From Sorrows Deep I Call to God and to one another.
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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.

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