Sermon Bible Study Guides

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.

Psalm 47 - August 3rd 2018

Rejoice, The Lord is King

Read Psalm 47:

  1. What is the instruction given in the first verse of the Psalm?
  2. What reasons are given for that instruction (v2-4)?
    1. Why should those reasons result in praise?
  3. What is God’s position in relation to the world according to the psalm?
  4. What is the position of God’s people in relation to the world?
  5. How do the rulers (princes) respond to his rule in this psalm?
    1. How is this different from other psalms (like Ps. 2)?
    2. How does this fit with what is described in verses 2-4?
  6. What is the reason given for the rulers’ response to God?
  7. What is the result of all this?

Application:

  1. Do you rejoice in the Lord’s rule?
  2. What does it mean that the nations are subdued under God’s people’s feet? How does this apply to us as Christians today?
  3. How should we relate to the world based off of this psalm?
  4. How should we respond to the fact that the princes gather as God’s people? How does this apply to us?
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