“From Whom You Learned It” by David Faust (Lesson Application)
Study Questions for Groups
By Michael C. Mack
1. What’s the biggest challenge you faced last week?
2. In what way did you represent Christ well over the past week . . . in your workplace, in this class/small group, or on social media?
Ask three people—two readers and one reteller—to help. Ask the readers to read 2 Timothy 1:13-14; 2:1-2; and 3:10-17 one after the other, preferably from different Bible versions.
Ask the third person to summarize the passages in one minute or less.
3. If you were writing a “how-to” book based on these passages, what would the title be?
4. Let’s dig more deeply into these passages.
• What do the main verbs in these passages—keep, guard, entrust, teach, continue—reveal to you about the things Timothy had learned from Paul and others?
• How would you describe the relational (and intergenerational) aspect of passing on the Christian faith?
• What roles had God played in Timothy’s spiritual and leadership development?
• How is learning impacted by the words we hear as well as the examples of godliness we see?
5. What do you learn about God from these passages?
6. What do you learn about yourself and your own spiritual growth pathway?
7. Who is one of the main people in your life who has influenced you in a positive way for Christ? Tell us how this person shared Christ with you in words and by example.
8. With whom will you share your faith in and love for Christ this week?
9. Based on our study and discussion, complete this sentence: “This week, I will . . .”
10. What challenge will you be facing this week?
For next week: Over the next week, read and reflect on 2 Timothy 2:11-13; 4:6-8, 16-18. You can also read next week’s supplemental texts as well as the Study and Application sections as part of your personal study.