Topics for 6-25-2019

On Sunday we introduced the book of 1 Timothy.  As a way of reminder, please try to spend 10 minutes reading through the book several times this week.  The theme we have chosen for the book is the process of the work of the gospel making us more like Christ.  We also considered 8 big ideas from the book:

  1. The gospel changes who you are and how you live.
  2. There is a direct connection between your belief and your behavior.
  3. Worldwide evangelization is essential and finds its root in the evangelistic nature of God.
  4. The Gospel changes how we conduct ourselves and that extends to corporate worship.
  5. Our church leaders should be people whose lives are shaped by the gospel.
  6. The relationships between members of the body of Christ should be characterized by mutual respect and honor.
  7. The world that God created is good and is to be appreciated but not worshipped.
  8. We should work hard to preserve the purity and integrity of the gospel.

With these things in mind, consider the following questions:

  1. What is the role of teaching in the local church?
  2. True or False: A pastor should preach the gospel every Sunday.  Explain your answer.
  3. What role does a teacher's life play in their teaching?
  4. Is false doctrine something that the church needs to be concerned about today?  Explain your answer.
  5. 1 Timothy talks about the qualifications of leaders, and broadly speaking they are characterized by people who live for God's pleasure and not their own.  How does a leader who lives for God's pleasure look different from a leader who does not?  What other things might these leaders be focused on?