Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, October 6th, 2013 at The Park. This week we studied chapter 1. Each week new questions are posted to track along with the sermons. Work hard to facilitate discussion. Listen to the hearts around the room and close with prayer.
Intro to 1 Timothy:
Paul’s first letter to Timothy is packed full of vision, encouragement, and instruction. Paul, the seasoned missionary, has a deep love and connection with Timothy, the young pastor. If you have ever been in a mentoring relationship, you will connect well with what you find in 1 Timothy. These men are not so unlike Christ-followers today. They had fears and doubts, but never wavered in their commitment to the gospel message. Our prayer is that you will be encouraged and renewed in your calling as a result of this study.
- What are some observations you had from this chapter?
- Were there any new insights you learned about the passage from the sermon?
- What theology was present in this chapter?
- What did you learn about God from reading this chapter?
- Read verses 3-5. Here Paul is instructing Timothy to combat false teachings or incorrect doctrine. What motivation does Paul have for disputing these things?
- What is Paul’s end goal of enforcing correct doctrine? If you have gotten into disputes over correct theology what is your usual motivation / end goal?
- In what way is the law made for the lawbreaker, from verses 8-11? What are the implications of this truth?
- Similarly, in verse 15, who did Christ come to save?
- In verse 18 Paul puts a charge upon Timothy. Has anyone ever put a charge upon your life? Have you given a charge to someone you mentored? How would this affect our ministry if we had such relationships?