Fight the Good Fight of Faith (1 Timothy 6:11-16)
How was Timothy a “man of God?” What does being a “man of God” entail? How can you be a man (or woman) of God?
“Flee these things.” What things? What steps can one take to flee unrighteousness?
Paul told Timothy what he was to pursue. Does Paul’s mention of these positive attributes imply that Timothy did not already possess these qualities? Why or why not? How do we go about adding righteous qualities to our lives?
“Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.” Why should Timothy pursue righteousness?
- What does righteousness look like in the life of a Christian?
- Why does an evangelist need to be righteous?
- How can we become righteous?
Why should Timothy pursue godliness?
- What does godliness look like in the life of a Christian?
- How do godliness and righteousness differ?
- Why does an evangelist need to be godly?
- What problems can develop if an evangelist is not godly?
- How can an evangelist (and we) become godly?
Why should Timothy pursue faith?
- What does faith look like in the life of a Christian?
- Why does an evangelist need to pursue faith?
- How can we develop faith?
Why did Timothy need to pursue love?
- What does love look like in the life of a Christian?
- Why does an evangelist need to pursue love?
- How can we develop love?
Why did Timothy need to pursue steadfastness?
- What does steadfastness look like in the life of a Christian?
- Why does an evangelist need to pursue steadfastness?
- How can we develop steadfastness?
Why did Timothy need to pursue gentleness?
- What does gentleness look like in the life of a Christian?
- Why does the evangelist need to pursue gentleness?
- How can we develop gentleness?
What is the good fight of the faith? How does one go about fighting this fight?
What are some things Timothy needed to do to lay hold of eternal life?
How had Timothy been called to eternal life?
When might Timothy have made his good confession? Why would there have been many witnesses? What is the good confession Jesus himself made before Pontius Pilate? How do we make this good confession today?
How does God give life to all things? Why do all things need God to give life?
What steps did Timothy need to take to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ? What steps do you need to take to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach? How well are you doing so?
When is the proper time for the coming of the Lord? How will you know when the proper time is? Why do so many claim to know when the Lord will appear?
God is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. How is God blessed? How is God the blessed Sovereign? In what way(s) is God the only Sovereign? What are the implications of the statement that God is King of kings? What are the implications of the statement that God is Lord of lords?
Why does Paul say that God alone has immortality? What if one does not believe in God? Is it possible for that person to have immortality? Is not Paul’s statement that God alone has immortality rather narrow and legalistic?
What is the unapproachable light in which God dwells?
No one has ever seen God nor can man see him. Then why did Moses, Isaiah, and others see God in the Old Testament? How has man seen God through the Person of Jesus Christ?
How can we give honor and eternal dominion to God?