Sermon Bible Study Guides

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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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.

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