Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Tuesday we began a series on 2 Timothy. Our text was 2 Timothy 1:1-7.

1) Why are Christian friendships different from other friendships?

Joe noted that most secular friendships are based on shared experiences or affiliations. Once the the season in life is passed the friendships tend to fade.

Aubie said that Christian friendship is based on more than common experiences. The foundation of Christian friendship is love of Christ.

Jack noted that when he became a Christian most of his secular friendships faded away. Indeed, Jack believes that his secular friends would find the new Jack boring.

We all agreed that our Christian friendships are the ones we most cherish.

2) How does Paul want Timothy to exercise his faith?

“…for God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.”

Dan L. said that God wants us to be bold. Do the people you work with know how important Jesus is to you? What would your children say matters most to you? The answers to these questions will tell you if you are being bold.

We also discussed what it means to have a faith based on self control. Our feelings will lie to us but God’s word is true. We must claim God’s word in times of anxiety, fear and sorrow.

3) What does this passage teach us about spiritual growth?

Terry noted that Timothy’s grandmother and mother taught him about Christ. We need to be sure we are passing on our faith to our children.

We grow spiritually as we feed the Holy Spirit with prayer, worship and bible study.

We also noted the importance of surrounding ourselves with Christian friends.

Next week 2 Timothy 1:8-18. Consider the following questions:

1) What does it mean to be ashamed of the Gospel?

2) How can we be sure the Gospel is true?

3) Have you ever suffered for your faith?

See you Tuesday.

John

 

 

 

3 responses to “Tuesday Morning Recap”

  1. Sam says:

    Christian Friends,

    Regarding 2Timothy 1-7, I nissed meeting with you all in the past 2 weeks, abd the men gathering at Zeke’s place. The Bible study and the friendships we share mean a lot to me. Several years ago, I would not have bothered sharing my feelings, but God laid it on my heart to now. Only christian friends understand and care about one another enough to call and inquire about your feelings and express rheir concern. Thanks and God bless all of you. The scriptures say it all.

  2. John Miles says:

    Sam, we miss you and are praying for you. Get back to us soon.