Continue in What You Have Learned
Questions for Study 4
2 Timothy 3:1-17
Memory Verse: 10
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I. Godlessness in the Last Days (1-9)
1. For whom will the last days become terrible times? Why was it important for Timothy and God's workers to be aware of the times and to mark it?
2. What are the characteristics of the times in the last days? Why do you think people's love is degenerated in the last days?
3. What is the spiritual condition of those who profess religion, in spite of their zealously maintaining a form of godliness? How does this show the corruption of the institutionalized religion in the last days? How should Timothy deal with them?
4. How do some religious instructor's practice illustrate the mark of the last days? What is their final spiritual outcome? What kind of people will become their prey?
II. Paul's Charge to Timothy (10-17)
5. Why was it important for Timothy to have a role model like St. Paul in the last days? What kind of things must Timothy know about as he tries to imitate Paul?
6. Briefly describe the things that happened to Paul in Antioch, Icomium, and Lystra in his first and second missionary journeys. (Acts 13:14-14:23, 16:1-6)
7. Why did Paul remind Timothy about his suffering in the providence of Galatia? (Timothy was from Lystra.) Why should those who aim to live a Godly life in Christ Jesus expect suffering? What kind of heart attitude does this teach us to become a good workman in the last days?
8. What does it mean by, "continue in what you have learned and what you have become convinced of?" Why was it necessary for Timothy to do so, especially when he is oppressed by many evil men, imposters and false teachers?
9. How were the scriptures written? What is the significance of this? What can the scriptures do for the man of God?