Sermon Bible Study Guides

2 Timothy 1:6–12 - October 4th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 2 Timothy 1:6–12
  2. What does Paul tell Timothy to fan into flame? (v. 6)
  3. What spirit did God give them? (v. 7)
  4. What is Timothy not to be ashamed of? (v. 8)
    1. What is Timothy supposed to share in? (v. 8)
  5. Why did God call and save them? (v. 9)
  6. What did the Savior Christ Jesus do and how? (v. 10)
  7. Why does Paul suffer? (v. 11–12)

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What is "the gift of God" in v. 6?
  2. What does "before the ages began" mean in v. 9?
    1. How is the related to our salvation not being because of works?
  3. When was Paul appointed a preacher, apostle, and teacher? (v. 11)
  4. Who is guarding what was entrusted to Paul? (v. 12)

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What does it mean to have a spirit of power and love and self-control?
  2. What does it look like to be ashamed of the Lord or of Christian's that are suffering because of Christ?
  3. What is the connection between preaching and suffering? Do you experience suffering for proclaiming Christ, why or why not? 
  4. Sing The Power of the Cross to God and to one another.
in Joel

Joel 2:18-32 – November 9, 2018

THE lord will pour out his spirit

Read Joel 2:18-32

  1. How does Joel 2:18 describe the LORD?
  2. What are some phrases/themes in this passage that are also in Joel 1–2:17?
    1. What is different about these phrases?
  3. In Joel 2:18–26, what is the reason the LORD turns from judgment?
  4. What are the promises the LORD makes to his people in this passage?
    1. In what ways does the LORD promise to be with his people in this passage? (e.g. Joel 2:28–29)

Application:

  1. What are some New Testament passages that quote this passage?
    1. How do the New Testament authors interpret it?
  2. What does this passage tell us about the character of God?
  3. How can we praise God from this passage?
  4. Pray for members of the church based on Joel 2:18–32.
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