Paul’s Departure (2 Timothy 4:6-8)
In what way(s) was Paul already being poured out as a drink offering? How were drink offerings used? What are some of the comparisons between drink offerings and Paul’s sufferings?
How did Paul know that the time of his departure was at hand? How did that knowledge impact Paul? Would you want to know that the time of your departure was at hand?
- Why or why not?
- How might that knowledge impact your life?
What is the good fight? How had Paul fought it?
What is the race Paul had finished? What did Paul do in order to finish the race successfully? Why is it important to run this race successfully?
How had Paul kept the faith?
What was the crown of righteousness laid up for Paul?
Why would Paul wish to receive a crown from the righteous judge? How is the Lord a righteous judge? Should the idea that the Lord is a righteous judge fill us with joy or fear? Why?
What is the Day on which Paul will receive the crown of righteousness?
Who are those who have loved his appearing? How can anyone love the Lord’s appearing?
- What good will occur on that Day?
- What evil will occur on that Day?
How can the Christian learn to love his appearing?