Life Group Feb 10–16/2019
Text: 2 Timothy 3:10-17
Welcome and Icebreaker:
Option #1: Who do you know best in life, and how did you get to know them so well?
Option #2: Who was the best teacher you have ever had and what difference did this person’s teaching make in your life?
Main Idea: Godly people will suffer as a result of living for God in a world that is opposed to him–a world that is only going to continue to get worse until Jesus come back. In the face of this, it is imperative that Christians continue to abide in, and live out their faith. And this faith is to be built on the Word of God and reinforced by the testimony of trustworthy teachers.
1. As you read this passage are there any words or phrases that jump out at you that you would like to explore further? Are there any initial questions you have after reading this passage?
2. What distinction does Paul draw between Timothy and the people that he had warned Timothy about; what set Timothy apart from them? Why is this difference important?
3. Why does Paul so strongly say that people seeking to live godly lives will suffer; not might suffer but will suffer?
4. Paul states that evil people will only go from bad to worse, indicating that short of Jesus’ return there will be no utopia. Given this, how should believers live their lives; should we try to better society?
5. What does it mean to continue in what you have learned and believed?
6. Paul provided Timothy with two reasons why he can stand firm in his faith: the trustworthy teachers that he has had in his life and the Holy Word of God. How do these two things work to form the foundation for what you believe?
7. Paul says that “All Scripture is breathed out by God.” What does this mean and why is it important?
8. According to Paul, how is Scripture beneficial to us? What is the end result of God’s Word being profitable in our lives?
9. Is there anything in this passage that the Lord has impressed on your heart that you would like to apply in your life? How can we pray for each other?
Pray for One Another: Spend time praying through your blessing list and take time to pray for the individual needs of the life group members.
PBC prayer needs:
- The Lord would continue to direct and guide PBC into the future.
- The Lord would raise up leaders for position of eldership, deacons and Life Groups
- The Lord would continue to enlarge the Life Group ministry.
- That the Lord would bless PBC with sufficient financial resources to meet our budgetary obligations as a church body.
- That PBC would be a powerful witness in the community.
- That the pastors and leaders of PBC would continue to live out their faith, showing themselves to be trustworthy teachers of God’s Word.