Sermon Bible Study Guides

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.

Psalm 19 - November 24th, 2017

The Law of the Lord is Perfect

Read Psalm 19

Verses 1-6:

  1. What does this section talk about?
  2. What do the heavens do? How often do they do this?

Verses 7-11:

  1. What does this section talk about?
  2. What does the Law do, according to this passage?
  3. How does this passage teach us to think and feel about Scripture?
  4. What is the relationship between the topic in this section and the previous section?

Verses 12-14:

  1. What is the psalmist’s response to this meditation? What does he ask God for?
  2. Why is this his response?
  3. How can God declare him innocent of hidden faults that he actually has?
  4. How can God keep him from sin having dominion over him?
  5. How does the psalmist describe God?

Application:

  1. Why does it matter that the heavens declare God’s glory?
  2. How should we think of God’s Law? How should we use it, according to this psalm?
  3. How can our words and thoughts be acceptable in God’s sight? What should they look/sound like, in order to be pleasing to him?



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