For Wednesday March 22 – Better Churches Review

  1. Why are 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus good sources for guidance on how we can be a better church?
  2. What was Paul’s first instruction to Timothy?
  3. What kinds of things are included in “sound doctrine” (see 1 Timothy 1:9-11 and Titus 2:1-10)
  4. We often observe that the chapter and verses in our Bibles were added by men. Note the connection between the end of 2 Timothy 3 and the beginning of 2 Timothy 4. What topic connects them?
  5. The letters to Timothy and Titus repeatedly emphasize avoiding foolish and ignorant disputes such as the endless genealogies and striving about words. Why does it say we should avoid these? (1 Timothy 1:4, 2 Timothy 2:14, 23).
  6. What is our attitude to be toward those we believe to be in error or who are struggling with sin? (2 Timothy 2:24, Titus 3:1).
  7. What hope is there for those who have not heard the gospel? (1 Timothy 2:1-6)
  8. What is the purpose of the church according to 1 Timothy 3:15? What does this mean?
  9. What hope is there for Christians who have not lived honorable lives? (2 Timothy 2:20-21).
  10. What is the “faithful saying” in 1 Timothy 1:15?
  11. What is the “faithful saying” in 1 Timothy 3:1?
  12. Look at the “faithful saying” in 1 Timothy 4:8. What is godliness profitable for?
  13. How would you reconcile 1 Timothy 4:8 with 2 Timothy 3:12?
  14. How would you reconcile 2 Timothy 3:12 with our life experience today?
  15. “Bodily exercise profits a little” might refer to physical exercise (working out), but what is another possible meaning?
  16. To help with question 16,  what do these letters say about marriage (1 Timothy 4:3), eating meat (1 Timothy 4:4,5) , and money (1 Timothy 6:17)?
  17. True or False: Money is the root of all evil. (See 1 Timothy 6:10).
  18. What do these letters teach about church money?
  19. What is the final “faithful saying”? (Titus 3:8)
  20. What kind of people are we to be according to Titus 2:14?

 

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