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The Gospel as Treasure 2 Timothy 1:8-18. Pastor Adams and Marie Meggs. Penn Jillette. DISCUSSION GUIDE. 1.What does Paul say that Timothy should not do and what does Paul encourage Timothy to do? (2 Timothy 1:8)

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The gospel as treasure 2 timothy 1 8 18

The Gospel as Treasure

2 Timothy 1:8-18


The gospel as treasure 2 timothy 1 8 18

Pastor Adams and Marie Meggs


The gospel as treasure 2 timothy 1 8 18

Penn Jillette


The gospel as treasure 2 timothy 1 8 18

DISCUSSION GUIDE

1.What does Paul say that Timothy should not do and what does Paul encourage Timothy to do? (2 Timothy 1:8)

Timothy should not be ashamed to testify about the Lord or be ashamed of Paul. Timothy should join Paul in suffering for the gospel.


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2.At the time of the writing of 2 Timothy, Paul had been imprisoned by Nero. Of whom does Paul say he is a prisoner? Why is this important? (2 Timothy 1:8)

Paul says he is a prisoner of the Lord.


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3.Are we “ashamed to testify about our Lord”? What motivates us in this area?


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  • 4.What might cause Timothy to be ashamed of Paul? Would you be ashamed of Paul if you were Timothy?


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5.What does Paul encourage Timothy to do through “the power of God?” (2 Timothy 1:8)

Suffer for the gospel.


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6.What two things does Paul say that God has done for us? Why did God do these things? (2 Timothy 1:9)

He has saved us and called us to a holy life. God did these things because He has a purpose for us and because of His grace.


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7.What did Christ do for us? (2 Timothy 1:9-10)

He provided grace for us, destroyed death and brought life and

immortality to light.


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8.Paul says that he was appointed to do three things. What are they? In these roles what was Paul to do? (2 Timothy 1:11)

Paul was appointed to be a herald, an apostle and a teacher. He was to serve in these capacities for “this gospel.”


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9.What kept Paul from being ashamed of the gospel? (2 Timothy 1:12)

He knows Jesus and is convinced that He is trustworthy.


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10.Have you ever been ashamed of something that you believed?


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11.What was Timothy to do with the training he received from Paul? (2 Timothy 1:13-14)

He was to keep it as a pattern of sound teaching and guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit.


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12.Who had deserted Paul? Why do you think that Paul included this information? (2 Timothy 1:15)

Everyone in the province of Asia had deserted Paul, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.

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13.What had Onesiphorus done for Paul? What did Paul want the Lord to grant to Onesiphorus? (2 Timothy 1:16-18)

Onesiphorus was not ashamed of Paul, but sought him out in Rome. Paul wanted the Lord to grant Onesiphorus mercy “on that day.”


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14.Onesiphorus provided spiritual refreshment for Paul. Is there someone in your life right now for whom you can provide spiritual refreshment?


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15.What role does suffering for the gospel play in your life right now?


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My commitment to testify about the Lord is directly related to my devotion to Him.


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