Timothy, April 6-12, 2014

Outline

 

 

Influences: Lois (grandmother) and Eunice (mom) 

                  2 Timothy 1:5; 3:15

        

Call: invited by Paul

            Acts 16:1–5

 

 

 

Character: overcome obstacles to spread the Gospel of Jesus

            Philippians 2:19–22

 

 

 

Challenges: personal and ministry

                       

 

 

Impact: gospel advanced; churches built

 

 

                       

Connection to Christ: Sent

            John 20:21

             

Group Discussion Questions

  1. What obstacles hold us back from spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
  2. God used Timothy’s grandmother, Lois, and his mom, Eunice, to pass on sincere faith to Timothy (2 Tim 1:5; 3:15, Acts 16:1). How did a grandparent or parent spiritually influence you? How could we follow Lois’ and Eunice’s example today?
  3. God used Paul to develop Timothy as a leader. What kinds of things did Paul do with Timothy? How would you characterize their relationship? Have you ever had a “Paul” or a “Timothy” in your life? Tell your story.
  4. Paul invited Timothy to come do ministry with him. Who could you invite to volunteer with you? And where?
  5. Read 1 Thessalonians 3:2 and Philippians 2:19-20. How would you describe Timothy’s commitment to the Gospel? Comment on your own commitment.
  6. Timothy had to overcome many obstacles to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. What are some obstacles he faced? Which ones can you identify with?
  7. What was Timothy’s impact in the power of God?
  8. Spreading the Gospel is the motivation for the Make Room campaign at Christ Fellowship. How is God leading you to be a part of it?

 

Family Discussion Questions

  1. How many books of the Bible were written to specific people? Paul wrote two letters to Timothy. What does that say about Paul? About Timothy?
  2. Who first taught Timothy about Jesus (2 Tim 1:5)? Who is teaching you? Are you in a regular small group of believers who are helping you grow to be like Christ?
  3. What is our responsibility in helping teach others about Jesus (2 Tim 2:2)? Who are you talking to about Jesus? Who are you passing your faith on to?
  4. Parents: What is your responsibility to teach your children about Christ (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)? What are some specific “sitting down” and “along the way” things you can do to make this command more evident in your parenting or in the life of another child?
  5. What was Timothy’s reputation (Acts 16:2, Philippians 2:19-22)? What do people say about you? How can a good reputation help you influence others for Christ? Do you think young people can change the world for Jesus? What encouragement does Paul give Timothy in 1 Tim 4:12?
  6. How did Paul teach and train Timothy? Are there friends you could invite to church, mission trips, camps or special events? Easter is coming, who will you invite to experience the truth about Easter this year?
  7. Is it easy to tell others about Jesus? What obstacles and difficulties have you experienced when talking to others about Jesus? What encouragement can we take from Paul and Timothy’s example (2 Tim 3:10-17, Hebrews 12:1-3)?
  8. Timothy was a boy when he first trusted in Christ. How can you follow in his footsteps and be “one more who changed the world” for Jesus?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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