Many verses in 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus speak about the ultimate goal of the church: helping as many as possible secure eternal salvation in heaven. Consider what some of these texts say about salvation.
1 Timothy 4:8
1/ What two “lives” does 1 Timothy 4:8 identify?
2/ What is the promise of the life which now is?
3/ What is the promise of that which is to come?
4/ How would you define godliness as used in this text?
1 Timothy 2:3-6
1/ What does this verse suggest about God’s feelings for mankind?
2/ For whom did Jesus die?
3/ What does this verse say that points to our responsibility?
2 Timothy 3:14-15
1/ What role do the scriptures play in our salvation?
1 Timothy 4:16
1/ Wasn’t Timothy already saved?
2/ Is there a sense in which we save ourselves?
3/ What does this verse say we must do?
1/ “Not by works of righteousness which we have done”. Does this mean we don’t do anything? What is another possible meaning?
2/ We are saved by His mercy, through the washing of regeneration. What does the washing of regeneration refer to?