Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, December 1st, 2013 at The Park. This week we studied chapter 6:11-21. 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?
- Paul admonishes Timothy to flee “these things,” and “pursue righteousness” (v 11). What are the things you need to flee in your life?
- How can you “fight the good fight of faith,” in your life? Is that an external or internal fight?
- What do you think Paul was talking about when he referenced Jesus’ “good confession before Pontius Pilate?” Why would Paul encourage Timothy/Us with such an example?
- Paul gives additional instructions to the rich, summarize the main points of his teaching in verses 17-19. Which one of these teachings do you have the hardest time applying to your life. Pay special attention to verse 19, how does someone “lay a firm foundation” for themselves.
- Read, Matthew 7:24-27 to see more about how Jesus describes building a foundation for you life.