Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, November 17th, 2013 at The Park. This week we studied chapter 5. 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?
- This chapter is extremely practical and is dealing with logistical issues that were present in this early church. What principles (timeless truths that can be widely applied) can we gain from Paul’s specific teachings on these very specific issues?
- Verse 21 instructs to keep these instructions, regarding taking care of widows and also rebuking and rewarding elders without partiality. How have you seen a church show favoritism in the past?
- Do you have any examples of impartiality being done well in a church to share with the group?
- Read verse 24. What insight do you gain from this verse? How can you apply it?
- How would practical lessons like these have helped a young pastor? Has there been a time when a pastor or mentor helped you by laying out practical tips when you faced a challenge?