Topics - 10-15-2019

On Sunday we studied the final admonition regarding false teaching in the book of 1 Timothy (the other two are 1 Timothy 1:3-7 and 1 Timothy 4:1-5). Paul tells Timothy that there will be teachers who do not hold to sound teaching or teaching that "accords with godliness" (promotes godliness).  The major result of this kind of teaching was damaged relationships ("...envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction..."), and the major admonition we discussed was the need to examine all of the teaching that we encounter each day through the filter of "that which accords with godliness".

  1. Think of a time recently where examining a source of teaching (book, article, sermon, facebook post, podcast, instagram story, etc.) caused you to discard part or all of the teaching.  Be prepared to discuss your thought process here.
  2. What is your answer to the question posed Sunday? "What is an area of outside influence that is a potential (perhaps unexpected) channel of false teaching into the believer's life?"
  3. Considering all three of the passages in the book on 1 Timothy (listed above), write a brief description of what they are like (think: wanted poster style).