Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 at The Park. This week we studied chapter 4. 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 verse 4. How does this instruction apply for the Ephesians in context? Does it still apply today? Do you think there should be other limits for our context today?
- Paul commands Timothy and the church in verse 7 to “discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness.” What are some of the ways you are working through this? What are some things you need to begin? What does it mean for your community (encouragement, accountability, scripture reading, etc…)?
- Verse 10 has a lot of theology in it: a. Fixing our hope on the living God, b. Savior of all mankind, c. especially of believers. How does this theology affect our christian living? Are there any sections that are harder for you accept than other?