Sermon Bible Study Guides

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.

2 Timothy 2:8–13 - November 1st, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 2 Timothy 2:8–13
  2. Who does Paul tell Timothy to remember?
    1. How does Paul describe him?
  3. Why is Paul suffering? 
  4. What are some contrasts in this passage?
  5. Who does Paul "endure everything" for?
    1. Why does he do this?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence
  2. What is the significance of Paul saying "the offspring of David" in v. 8?
  3. Why does Paul call it "my gospel" in v. 8?
  4. Who are "the elect" in v. 10?
  5. What does the phrase, "if we deny him, he also will deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful–for he cannot deny himself" mean?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How often do you remember Jesus Christ throughout the day? How can you think about him more?
  2. God's word is not bound. How does this fact give you comfort and assurance in your evangelism?
  3. What was Paul's purpose? How is yours similar or different?
  4. Sing Across the Lands to God and to one another.

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