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.

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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