1 & 2 Timonthy Bible Study

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1 & 2 Timothy
David Padfield

“Then he came to Derbe and Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple was there. named Timothy, the son of a certain Jewish woman who believed, but his father was Greek. He was well spoken of by the brethren who were at Lystra and Iconium ··(Acts 16:1-2)



 “Then he came to Derbe and Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a certain Jewish woman who believed, but his father was Greek. He was well spoken of by the brethren who were at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted to have him go on with him. And he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in that region, for they all knew that his father was Greek. And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep, which were determined by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.” (Acts 16:1-5)

The books of 1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus are usually referred to by the denominational world as the “pastoral epistles.” They use this title because they do not understand the work of a “pastor.” I might prefer the phrase “evangelistic epistles,” for these three books discuss the work of an evangelist in great detail.

I have often suggested that every elder, deacon and preacher read these books at least once a month. A constant reading of these epistles would give them the courage and determination to “fight the good fight.”

It is very common to find Christians who do not understand the work of an evangelist, elder or deacon. This lack of knowledge is the result of a lack of study. Just as we use the book of Acts to find examples of conversion, we must use these three books as a pattern for elders and preachers.

headings of Colossians (1:1) and of Philemon (1). After the release he traveled with Paul and evidently was left at Ephesus to straighten out the tangle that had developed there, while Paul went on to visit the churches in Macedonia. At the end of Paul’s life he joined him at Rome (II Tim. 4:11, 21), and himself suffered imprisonment (Heb. 13:23), from which he was later released.” (Merrill C. Tenney, New Testament Survey, p. 334)


Time and Place

“After Paul was acquitted by the Emperor and released from his first Roman imprisonment (A.D. 61), he resumed his missionary activities, accompanied by Timothy, Titus, Luke, and possibly some others.

Contrary to his earlier thinking, he was able to return to Ephesus; there he left Timothy in charge while he moved on to Macedonia (I Tim. 1:3; cf. Acts 20:25,

37-38). Paul expected to rejoin Timothy at Ephesus, but he was not sure about the time of his arrival (3:14; 4:13). Thinking that he might be delayed longer than he had expected, Paul thus wrote to Timothy

to encourage and to instruct him in his many tasks: ‘But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth’ (3:15). The book therefore was written from Macedonia about A.D. 62, although some have suggested either A.D. 63 or 64.” (Robert G. Gromacki, New Testament Survey, p. 295)


1 Timothy 1:1-11

1 From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, 2 to Timothy, my genuine child in the faith. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord! 3 As I urged you when I was leaving for Macedonia, stay on in Ephesus to instruct certain people not to spread false teachings, 4 nor to occupy themselves with myths and interminable genealogies. Such things promote useless speculations rather than God’s redemptive plan that operates by faith. 5 But the aim of our instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith. 6 Some have strayed from these and turned away to empty discussion. 7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not understand what they are saying or the things they insist on so confidently. 8 But we know that the law is good if someone uses it legitimately, 9 realizing that law is not intended for a righteous person, but for lawless and rebellious people, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 sexually immoral people, practicing homosexuals, kidnappers, liars, perjurers-in fact, for any who live contrary to sound teaching. 11 This accords with the glorious gospel of the blessed God that was entrusted to me.

Sound Doctrine

  1. What are the qualifications of an apostle?




  1. List the passages where Paul defend his apostleship?




  1. In what way was Timothy Paul’s child in the faith?
  1. How would one give heed to interminable genealogies?
  1. Who was the law made for?




  1. In 1 Timothy 1:10 Paul uses the phrase sound Can you find where he used the following phrases? (A Bible concordance will help)


  1. “doctrines of devils”


  1. “good doctrine”


  1. “my doctrine”


  1. “profitable for doctrine”


  1. “adorn the doctrine”



  1. There are at least three other New Testament passages which give a catalog of various sins. Where are they?




  1. How was the gospel committed to Paul’s trust?


1 Timothy 1:12-20


12 I am grateful to the one who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he considered me faithful in putting me into ministry, 13 even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor, and an arrogant man. But I was treated with mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief, 14 and our Lord’s grace was abundant, bringing faith and love in Christ Jesus. 15 This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”- and I am the worst of them!

16 But here is why I was treated with mercy: so that in me as the worst, Christ Jesus could

demonstrate his utmost patience, as an example for those who are going to believe in him for eternal life. 17 Now to the eternal king, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever! Amen. 18 I put this charge before you, Timothy my child, in keeping with the prophecies once spoken about you, in order that with such encouragement you may fight the good fight.

19 To do this you must hold firmly to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck in regard to the faith. 20 Among theseare  Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.

See Acts 9:1-22

Paul’s Former Conduct

  1. Why did the Lord extend mercy to Paul?




  1. In verse 15 we find the first of four trustworthy sayings in 1stand 2nd Timothy and Titus, can you find the other three?




  1. In what way is Paul an example for us?



  1. Why did Paul consider himself the worst of silmers?




  1. What charge did Paul give to Timothy?



  1. What are the prophecies referred to in verse 18?



  1. How could one make shipwreck of the faith?



  1. How were Hymenaeus and Alexander handed over to Satan?
  1. In what other New Testament letter do we read of someone being delivered or handed over to Satan?
1 Timothy 2:1-15


1 First of all, then, I urge that requests, prayers, intercessions, and thanks be offered on behalf of all people, 2 even for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 Such prayer for all is good and welcomed before God our Savior, 4 since he wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one intermediary between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, himself human, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, revealing God’s purpose at his appointed time. 7 For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle-I am telling the truth; I am not lying-and a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 8 So I want the men to pray in every place, lifting up holy hands without anger or dispute. 9 Likewise the women are to dress in suitable apparel, with modesty and self-control. Their adornment must not be with braided hair and gold or pearls or expensive clothing, 10 but with good deeds, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God. 11 A woman must learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12 But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man. She must remain quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first and then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman, because she was fully deceived, fell into transgression. 15 But she will be delivered through childbearing, if she continues in faith and love and holiness with self-control.

Prayer And Supplication

  1. What elements should be included in our prayers? (cf. Matt 6:5-15)




  1. What should we pray for?




  1. What is the purpose of a intermediary?
  1. In what way was Christ our ransom?
  1. Explain the command of lifting up holy
  1. What is the context in which a woman is to wear suitable apparel?
  1. Is it sinful for a woman to wear gold or expensive clothing?
  1. In what Scriptural ways may a woman teach?




  1. How is a woman delivered through childbearing?


1 Timothy 3:1-13

1 This saying is trustworthy: “If someone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a goodwork.” 2 The o verseer then must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, self­ controlled, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, 3 not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the loveof  money. 4 He must manage his own household well and keep his children in control without losing his dignity. 5 But if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for the church of God? 6 He must not be a recent convert or he may become arrogant and fall into the punishment that the devil will exact. 7 And he must be well thought of by those outside the faith, so that he may not fall into disgrace and be caught by the devil’s trap. 8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not two-faced, not given to excessive drinking, not greedy for gain, 9 holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And these also must be tested first and then let them serve as deacons if they are found blameless. 11 Like-wise also their wives must be dignified, not slanderous, temperate, faithful in every respect. 12 Deacons must be husbands of one wife and good managers of their children and their own households. 13 For those who have served well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

Overseers And Deacons

  1. There are several terms used to describe overseers. What are these other terms, and where are they located in the New Testament?




  1. How can you tell if a man has the following qualities?


  1. “hospitable”



  1. “an able teacher”



  1. “free from the love of money”



  1. “manage his own household”



  1. “keep his children in control”



  1. “well thought of by those outside the faith”




  1. What qualifications, if any, do you believe are often overlooked or minimized?




  1. What is meant by the phrase “holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience”?




  1. Define the word deacon.
  1. How are elders and deacons to be tested first?
  1. Compare the list of qualifications in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 with the list in Titus 1:5—9. Compile a complete list of these


1 Timothy 3:14-4:5


14 I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these instructions to you 15 in case I am delayed, tolet y ou know how people ought to conduct themselves in the household of God, because it is the church of the living God, the support and bulwark of the truth. 16 And we all agree, our religion contains amazing revelation:He was re vealed in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. 4:1 Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the later times some will desert the faith and occupy themselves with deceiving spirits and demonic teachings, 2 influenced by the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared. 3 They will prohibit marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For every creation of God is good and no food is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving. 5 For it is sanctified by God’s word and by prayer.


A Great Mystery And Apostacy

  1. What did Paul have reference to in 1 Timothy 3:15 when he spoke of how you should “conduct yourself in the household of God”?




  1. In what way is the church “the support and bulwark of the truth”?




  1. Verse 16 mentions six events in the life of Christ-find where these events are recorded.


  1. “revealed in the flesh”


  1. “vindicated by the Spirit”


  1. “seen by angels”


  1. “proclaimed among Gentiles”


  1. “believed on in the world”


  1. “taken up in glory”



  1. Name the two demonic teachings mentioned in chapter




  1. What religious groups practice these demonic doctrines today?



  1. How are unclean foods made clean (cf. Rom 14:1-9)?




  1. Are there any foods a Christian may not eat today?


1 Timothy 4:6-5:2



6 By pointing out such things to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, having nourished yourself on the words of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. 7 But reject those myths fit only for the godless and gullible, and train yourself for godliness. 8 For “physical exercise has some value, but godliness is valuable in every way. It holds promise for the present life and for the life to come.” 9 This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance. 10 In fact this is why we work hard and struggle, because we have set our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of believers. 11 Command and teach these things. 12 Let no one look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in your speech, conduct, love, faithfulness, and purity.

13 Until I come, give attention to the public reading of scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. 14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift you have, given to you and confirmed by prophetic words when the elders laid hands on you. 15 Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that everyone will see your progress. 16 Be conscientious about how you live and what you teach. Persevere in this, because by doing so you will save both yourself and those who listen to you. 5:1 Do not address an older man harshly but appeal to him as a father. Speak to younger men

as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters-with complete purity.

A Faithful Minister

  1. Give an example of “myths fit only for the godless and “




  1. How can one exercise themselves to godliness?



  1. How is God the “Savior of all people, especially of believers”?



  1. What was the reason for warning Timothy to “let no one look down on you because you are young”?




  1. In what six ways was Timothy to be an example?




  1. What is the gift mentioned in 1 Timothy 4:14?




  1. How did Timothy receive this gift?




  1. What was Timothy to be absorbed in?
  1. What does it mean to “be conscientious about how you live and what you teach”?




  1. How would Timothy’s perseverance save others?



  1. How was Timothy to regard older men? Younger men? Older women? Younger women?


1 Timothy 5:3-16

3 Honor widows who are truly in need. 4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they should first learn to fulfill their duty toward their own household and so repay their parents what is owed them.For t his is what pleases God. 5 But the widow who is truly in need, and completely on her own, has set her hope on God and continues in her pleas and prayers night and day. 6 But the one who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives. 7 Reinforce these commands, so that they will be beyond reproach. 8 But if someone does not provide for his own, especially his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 9 No widow should be put on the list unless she is at least sixty years old, was the wife of one husband, 10 and has a reputation for good works: as one who has raised children, practiced hospitality, washed the feet of the saints, helped those in distress-as one who has exhibited all kinds of good works. 11 But do not accept younger widows on the list, because their passions may lead them away from Christ and they will desire to marry, 12 and so incur judgment for breaking their former pledge. 13 And besides that, going around from house to house they learn to be lazy, and they are not only lazy, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things they should not. 14 So I want younger women to marry, raise children, and manage a household, in order to give the adversary no opportunity to vilify us. 15 For some have already wandered away to follow Satan. 16 If a believing woman has widows in her family, let her help them. The church should not be burdened, so that it may help the widows who are truly in need.

Honoring Worthy Widows

  1. Who has the first responsibility to care for widows in need?



  1. How does one provide for his own?
  1. How old must a widow be before she can be taken into the regular care of the church?




  1. What kind of woman must the widow be before the church is charged with her care?




  1. What advice did Paul give to younger widows?




  1. What were the younger widows to avoid?




  1. Compare the phrase “the wife of one husband” (1 Tim 5:9) with the qualifications for an elder in Titus 1:6, “the husband of one wife.”


1 Timothy 5:17-25


17 Elders who provide effective leadership must be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard in speaking and teaching. 18 For the scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,” and, “The worker deserves his pay.” 19 Do not accept an accusation against an elder unless it can be confirmed by two or three witnesses. 20 Those guilty of sin must be rebuked before all, as a warning to the rest.

21 Before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, I solemnly charge you to carry out these commands without prejudice or favoritism of any kind. 22 Do not lay hands on anyone hastily and so identify with the sins of others. Keep yourself pure. 23 (Stop drinking just water, but use a little wine for your digestion and your frequent illnesses.) 24 The sins of some people are obvious, going before them into judgment, but for others, they show up later.

25 Similarly good works are also obvious, and the ones that are not cannot remain hidden.

Honor To Godly Elders

  1. How does an elder provide effective leadership?
  1. What is the double honor mentioned in verse 17?




  1. What does verse 18 refer to? Where are these words quoted from?




  1. How was Timothy to receive an accusation against an elder?




  1. What was Timothy to do with an elder who was guilty of sin?




  1. How is it possible to share in the sins of others? Give a few




  1. What was Timothy to do about his illness?




  1. How do some sins precede men to the judgement?


1 Timothy 6:1-10


1 Those who are under the yoke as slaves must regard their own masters as deserving of full respect. This will prevent the name of God and Christian teaching from being discredited. 2 But those who have believing masters must not show them less respect because they are brothers. Instead they are to serve all the more, because those who benefit from their service are believers and dearly loved. Teach them and exhort them about these things. 3 If someone spreads false teachings and does not agree with sound words (that is, those of our Lord Jesus Christ) and with the teaching that accords with godliness, 4 he is conceited and understands nothing, but has an unhealthy interest in controversies and verbal disputes. This gives rise to envy, dissension, slanders, evil suspicions, 5 and constant bickering by people corrupted in their minds and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a way of making a profit. 6 Now godliness combined with contentment brings great profit.

7 For we have brought nothing into this world and so we cannot take a single thing out either. 8 But if we have food and shelter, we will be satisfied with that.

9 Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains.

Beware Of Greed

  1. What is the obligation of a slave?
  1. What are the characteristics of those who will not consent to sound words?
  1. How was Timothy to treat these false teachers?


  1. What is godliness combined with contentment? How is it possible?


  1. What did we bring into this world?


  1. What will we leave this world with?


  1. What kind of temptations and snares will those who desire to be rich fall into? (cf. Prov 30:7-9)


  1. What is the love of money?
  2. How will a man stab himself with many sorrows?

1 Timothy 6:11-21


11 But you, as a person dedicated to God, keep away from all that. Instead pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness. 12 Compete well for the faith and lay hold of that eternal life you were called for and made your good confession for in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I charge you before God who gives life to all things and Christ Jesus who made his good confession before Pontius Pilate, 14 to obey this command without fault or failure until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ 15 -whose appearing the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, will reveal at the right time. 16 He alone possesses immortality and lives in unapproachable light, whom no human has ever seen or is able to see. To him be honor and eternal power! Amen. 17 Command those who are rich in this world’s goods not to be haughty or toset their hop e on riches, which are uncertain, but on God who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment. 18 Tell them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, to be generous givers,shar ing with others. 19 In this way they will save up a treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the future and so lay hold of what is truly life. 200 Timothy, protect what has been entrusted

to you. Avoid the profane chatter and absurdities of so-called “knowledge.” 21 By professing it, some have strayed from the faith. Grace be with you all.

The Good Confession

  1. What six things was Timothy to pursue?











  1. How can we lay hold on eternal life?
  1. How did Christ witness a good confession before Pilate?


  1. How can one establish a good confession?
  2. What does God live in?


  1. What was Timothy commanded to tell the rich?


  1. What was committed to Timothy’s trust?


  1. What was Timothy to avoid?


2 Timothy 1:1-7



1 From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to further the promise of life in Christ Jesus, 2 to Timothy, my dear child.

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord! 3 I am thankful to God, whom I have served with a clear conscience as my ancestors did, when I remember you in my prayers as I do constantly night and day. 4 As I remember your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 5 I recall your sincere faith that was alive first in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice, and

I am sure is in you. 6 Because of this I remind you to rekindle God’s gift that you possess through the laying on of my

hands. 7 For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.


Timothy’s Early Life

  1. Where is the promise of life located? (cf. Eph 1:3).




  1. In what way was Timothy a dear child to Paul?




  1. Paul said he served God with a clean conscience. Did this mean God had always accepted Paul’s service?




  1. How did Timothy receive his faith?




  1. How did Timothy receive God’s gift? (cf. Acts 8:18).




  1. What type of spirit has God given us?





2 Timothy 1:8-18


8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, a prisoner for his sake, but by God’s power accept your share of suffering for the gospel. 9 He is the one who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on his own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began, 10 but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel! 11 For this gospel I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher. 12 Because of this, in fact, I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, because I know the one in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that he is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day. 13 Hold to the standard ofsound  words that you heard from me and do so with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14 Protect that good thing entrusted to you, through the Holy Spirit who lives within us. 15 You know that everyone in the province of Asia deserted me, including Phygelus and  Hermogenes. 16 May the Lord grant mercy to the family of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my imprisonment. 17 But when he arrived in Rome, he eagerly searched for me and found me. 18 May the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that day! And you know very well all the ways he served me in Ephesus.

Not Ashamed Of The Gospel

  1. How could Timothy share in Paul’s sufferings?



  1. How has God called us? (cf. 2 Thes 2:14).


  1. What did God establish in Christ before time began?
  2. How did Christ bring life and immortality to light?
  1. What three works was Paul appointed to?


  1. Who was the One in whom Paul’s faith was set? What does this mean?


  1. What is the standard of sound words?
  2. How does the Holy Spirit live in us?


  1. How had some in Asia treated Paul?


  1. Onesiphorus had often refreshed Find the two other verses where Paul was refreshed.
2 Timothy 2:1-13



1 So you, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ 2 And entrust what you heard me say in the presence of many others as witnesses to faithful people who will be competent to teach others as well. 3 Take your share of suffering as a good soldier of Christ 4 No one in military service gets entangled in matters of everyday life; otherwise he will not please the one who recruited him. 5 Also, if anyone competes

as an athlete, he will not be crowned as the winner unless he competes according to the rules. 6 The farmer who works hard ought to have the first share of the crops. 7 Think about what I am saying and the Lord will give you understanding of all this.

  • Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David; such is my gospel,
  • for which I suffer hardship to the point of imprisonment as a criminal, but God’s message is not imprisoned! 10 So I endure all

things for the sake of those chosen by God, that they too may obtain salvation in Christ Jesus and its eternal glory. 11 This saying is trustworthy: If we died with him, we will also live with him. 12 If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we deny him, he will also deny us. 13If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, since he cannot deny himself.

A Good Soldier Of Christ

  1. What was Timothy to entrust to faithful men?



  1. What three occupations did Paul compare Timothy’s work to?






  1. How could a soldier get entangled in matters of everyday life?
  1. How did Paul suffer hardship as a criminal?
  1. Why did Paul endure all things?
  1. How do we die with Christ?



  1. How will we reign with Christ? What other verse speaks of this idea?



  1. When will Christ deny some people? What other verse speaks of this?
2 Timothy 2:14-26


14 Remind people of these things and solemnly charge them before the Lord not to wrangle over words. This is of no benefit; it just brings ruin on those who listen. 15 Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately. 16 But avoid profane chatter, because those occupied with it will stray further and further into ungodliness,

17 and their message will spread its infection like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are in this group.

18 They have strayed from the truth by saying that the resurrection has already occurred, and they are undermining some people’s faith. 19 However, God’s solid foundation remains standing, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must tum away from evil.” 20 Now in a wealthy home there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also ones made of wood and of clay, and some are for honorable use, but others for ignoble use.

21 So if someone cleanses himself of such behavior, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart, useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. 22 But keep away from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faithfuh1ess, love, and peace, in company with others who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 But reject foolish and ignorant controversies, because you know they breed infighting.

24 And the Lord’s slave must not engage in heated disputes but be kind toward all, an apt teacher, patient, 25 correcting opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance and then knowledge of the truth 26 and they will come to their senses and escape the devil’s trap where they are held captive to do his will.

Useful For The Master

  1. What was Timothy to remind the brethren of?



  1. What would make Timothy a worker who does not need to be ashamed?
  1. What were Hymenaeus and Philetus guilty of?



  1. In what other passage do we read of the sin of Hymenaeus?



  1. How were Hymenaeus and Philetus able to undermine the faith of some?
  1. What four things was Timothy to pursue?










  1. What was Timothy to reject?
  1. How are we to correct opponents?


2 Timothy 3:1-9


1 But understand this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, savage, opposed to what is good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, loving pleasure rather than loving God. 5 They will maintain the outward appearance of religion but will have repudiated its power. So avoid people like these. 6 For some of these insinuate themselves into households and captivate weak women who are overwhelmed with sins and led along by various passions.

7 Such women are always seeking instruction, yet never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. 8 And just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these people-who have warped minds and are disqualified in the faith-also oppose the truth. 9 But they will not go much further, for their foolishness will be obvious to everyone, just like it was with Jannes and Jambres.



Men Of Corrupt Minds

  1. When are the last days spoken of in 2 Timothy 3:1?



  1. In 2 Timothy 3:2-4 Paul mentions many of the sins worldly men are often guilty of. Which of these sins are often minimized?


  1. What sins would be involved in the word unloving?
  1. How could one have an outward appearance of religion but repudiate its power?


  1. Who are the weak women mentioned in 2 Timothy 3:6?


  1. How could one be “always seeking instruction, yet never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth”?



  1. Who were Jannes and Jambres, and how did they resist Moses?


  1. How will ungodly men have their foolishness be made known to everyone?


2 Timothy 3:10-17


10 You, howeve1 have followed my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance, 11 as well as the persecutions and sufferings that happened to me in Antioch, in Iconium, and in Lystra. I endured these persecutions and the Lord delivered me from them all. 12 Now in fact all who want to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13 But evil people and charlatans will go from bad to worse, deceiving others and being deceived themselves. 14 You, however, must continue in the things you have learned and are confident about. You know who taught you 15 and how from infancy you have known the holy writings, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof,

for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work.

Given By Inspiration

  1. What nine things in Paul’s life did Timothy know about?


















  1. Where do we have a full report of Paul’s work at Antioch, Iconium and Lystra?



  1. What will all who live godly lives in Christ Jesus receive?




  1. What are the holy writings mentioned in 2 Timothy 3:15, and how could they give Timothy wisdom for salvation?
  1. What four things is God’s word useful for?








  1. Who is the person dedicated to God and how are they made capable and equipped for every good work?
2 Timothy 4:1-8


1 I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 Preach the message, be ready whether it is convenient or not, reprove, rebuke, exhort with complete patience and instruction. 3 For

there will be a time when people will not tolerate sound teaching. Instead, following their own desires, they will accumulate teachers for themselves, because they have an insatiable curiosity to hear new things. 4 And they will turn away from hearing the truth, but on the other hand they will turn aside to myths. 5 You, however, be self-controlled in all things, endure hardship, do an evangelist’s work, fulfill your ministry. 6 For I am already being poured out as an offering, and the time for me to depart is at hand. 7 I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith! 8 Finally the crown of righteousness is reserved for me. The Lord, the righteous Judge, will award it to me in that day­ andno tomeonly, but also to all who have set their affection on his appearing.

Preach The Message!

  1. What motivation did Timothy have to preach the message?
  1. What does it mean to preach with complete patience and instruction?
  1. What will men seek for when they leave sound teaching?
  1. According to this passage, what is an evangelist’s work?
  1. How could Timothy fulfill his ministry?



  1. What did Paul look forward to at the end of his life?




  1. What is the day mentioned in verse 8?



  1. What do you have to do to receive the same reward as Paul?


2 Timothy 4:9-22


9 Make every effort to come to me soon. 10 For Demas deserted me, since he loved the present age, and he went to Thessalonica. Crescens went to Galatia and Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is a great help to me in ministry. 12 Now I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus. 13 When you come, bring with you the cloak I left in Troas with Carpas and the scrolls, especially the parchments. 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me a greatdea l of harm. The Lord will repay him in keeping with his deeds. 15 You be on guard against him too, because he vehemently opposed our words. 16 At my first defense no one appeared in my support; instead they all deserted me-­ may they not be held accountable for it. 17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message would be fully proclaimed for all the Gentiles to hear. And so I was delivered from the lion’s mouth! 18 The Lord will deliver me from every evil deed and will bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever!Amen.  19 Greetings to Prisca and Aquila and the family of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus stayed in Corinth. Trophimus I left ill in Miletus. 21 Make every effort to come before winter. Greetings to

you from Eubulus, Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brothers and sisters. 22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.

Paul’s Valedictory

  1. Why did Demas desert Paul?




  1. What items did Paul request Timothy to bring to him?




  1. How will the Lord reward Alexander the coppersmith?




  1. Who stood with Paul at his first defense?
  1. Who delivered Paul from the lion’s mouth?
  1. Where do we first read of Prisca and Aquila?




  1. Who did Paul leave at Miletus?




  1. What is the spirit referred to in verse 22?


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