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 1:13–18 - October 11th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 2 Timothy 1:13–18
  2. What does Paul tell Timothy to follow? (v. 13)
  3. What does Paul tell Timothy to guard? (v. 14)
  4. Who turned away from Paul? (v. 15)
  5. Who refreshed Paul? (v. 16)
    1. How did he do this? (v. 16–18)

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What are the "pattern of sound words" in v. 13?
  2. What is the "good deposit" in v. 14?
  3. What is Paul's current situation? (v. 16)
    1. Where is Paul?
  4. What day is Paul referring to in v. 18?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can we follow the pattern of sound words?
  2. What does it look like to guard the good deposit daily?
    1. Why do we need the Spirit's help to do this?
  3. What does it look like to be unashamed of brother's and sister's suffering for Christ? 
  4. Sing Great is Thy Faithfulness to God and to one another.

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