A Worker Approved by God (2 Timothy 2:14-19)
Do the people of God often need reminding? Why or why not? What things might God’s people forget? What might be some of the best ways to go about reminding Christians of important truths?
Timothy was to charge his hearers before God. If Timothy were a young man, where would he get the authority to charge people? What gave Timothy the right to charge?
Why should Christians not quarrel about words? Why does quarreling about words do not good? What ruin does quarreling about words bring? Why does quarreling about words bring ruin?
What steps does one need to take to do his best to present himself to God as an approved worker? What are the qualities of an approved worker? Why should one do his best? Might some workers have cause to be ashamed?
What role does rightly handling the word of truth have in making one a worker approved by God? Why is rightly handling the word of truth important? What steps can one take to handle rightly the word of truth?
What is irreverent babble? Why should it be avoided? How can irreverent babble lead people into more and more ungodliness?
In what way(s) does irreverent babble spread like gangrene? What does irreverent babble have in common with gangrene? What might be some characteristics of irreverent babble that might differ from gangrene?
Hymenaeus and Philetus swerved from the faith by saying that the resurrection had already happened. Why would they say that the resurrection had already happened? Why would their hearers believe the resurrection had already happened? How could saying the resurrection had already happened lead Hymenaeus and Philetus to swerve from the faith?
What is the proof that God’s foundation stands?
What comfort can be found in the statement “The Lord know those who are his?” What responsibility might be found in that statement? What fear might one find in that statement? What would determine how one views the statement “The Lord knows those who are his?”
“Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” How does one name the name of the Lord? How can one depart from iniquity?