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March 18, 2018, 3:05 PM

Continue Abiding - Questions

The following questions are designed for group study as follow-up to the sermon presented on Sunday, March 18 2018, "Continue Abiding."  The primary scripture is 2 Timothy 3:14-17.  These questions may also be helpful for personal reflection.  Please use them to your advantage, such as preparing for group discussion.  

1.  Where there any events or conversations in the last week that caused to pause and examine what God is doing?  Would you like to discuss it with the group?

2.  A brief context for 2 Timothy was presented in the sermon.  Review the situation of the letter from the sermon audio or from another source such as a study Bible or commentary. is one source.

3.  In preparation for group discussion it would be helpful to read the entire letter.  It is a sweet letter which was written near the end of Paul's life.

4.  The topic, "Continue Abiding," relates to the second characteristic of a disciple of Jesus in our philosophy of ministry: Disciples Abide In Christ.  Paul's encouragement to Timothy was "...continue in what your have learned..."  Compare this statement to the words of Christ in John 8:31-32, "...hold to my teaching..." (abide in my word).

5.  What does the phrase in verse 15 mean, "...which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith..."?

6.  What does the phrase in verse 16, "All scripture is God-breathed..." mean?  To what scripture was Paul referring?

7.  How should we employ the word of God for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness?  Literally, how should we in the church do these things?

8.  Read 2 Timothy 4:1-5.  Does it read as if Paul was describing our day?  What should we do?

9.  Notice  again that Jesus' words to new believers and Paul's advice to a mature believer which are recorded in John 8:31-32  are very similar.

10.  How can we help a new believer with no church background to abide in Christ?


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