Topics for 01-07-2020

On Sunday we discussed the continuation of Paul's admonition to Timothy to "be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus" (2:1).  He provided the foundation upon which we can stand firm as soldiers (2:4), compete as athletes (2:5), and work hard has farmers.  He gave Timothy these 5 foundations:

  1. Remember Jesus Christ.
  2. God's Word is not bound.
  3. Victory is certain.
  4. Promises of Triumph
  5. Warnings of unfaithfulness and unbelief

For Tuesday prepare to discuss the following questions:

  1. What is a possible strategy for keeping Christ at the forefront of your mind (Remembering Jesus Christ)?
  2. How does the doctrine of election impact the way you view your responsibility to share the gospel?  Why did Paul choose to include this doctrine in this particular context?
  3. How does Paul's discussion of our union with Christ in Romans 6:3-14 inform our understanding of the first line of Paul's "poem" to Timothy in verse 11 "If we have died with him, we will also live with him"?