1 Timothy

Controlling the Fire: Honoring God with our Speech

Some Types of Sinful Speech:

BOASTING

COMPLAINING

SLANDER (GOSSIP/BACKBITING)

PROFANITY

CARELESS WORDS / EMPTY CHATTER

LYING


Truths from the text to help control the fire:

  1. We are ACCOUNTABLE for how we use our TONGUE. (Titus 3:1-2)

  2. Control the TONGUE, control the BODY. (Titus 3:2-5)

  3. Recognize that the TONGUE DEFILES us. (Titus 3:6)

  4. Our TONGUE can be used for GOOD and EVIL . (Titus 3:9-10)

  5. We are POWERLESS to tame the TONGUE without Christ. (Titus 3:7-8)
Mark Ort - HBCPN Elder

Mark Ort - HBCPN Elder

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read 1 Timothy 3:11 and Titus 3:2

  1. What does it mean to malign someone? Gossip and slander is vicious and damaging. How do you prevent this kind of evil communication from damaging your life and the lives of others?
     
  2. What is profanity? Does the culture dictate what words we consider profane? What words or phrases should we stop using, and why?
     
  3. If there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1), will Christians really be held accountable for every careless or idle word (Matthew 12:36). How do you reconcile these two passages?
     
  4. Reviewing 2 Peter 1:3-11, discuss "God's part" and "our part" in controlling the tongue.

  
Breakout Questions:

Have you been encouraging/exhorting other in their walk with Christ this week? In what circumstances? Pray for one another.

Timothy's Impossible Mission

Guest Speaker - Dr. David Whitcomb

  1. Timothy’s background and weaknesses

    • Mother was Jewish and father was Greek (Acts 16:1-3)

    • Raised by his Mother and Grandmother (2 Tim 1:5)

    • He was remembered for his Tears (2 Tim 1:4)

    • Timothy was frequently Sick (1 Tim 5:23)

    • Timothy was Afraid and Despised (1 Cor 16:10-11)

  2. Timothy’s training under Paul

    • Timothy did some Bible Teaching (2 Cor 1:1, 19)

    • Silas and Timothy cared for Paul’s Physical needs (Acts 17:14-15; 18:5)

    • Sent ahead of Paul to make arrangements (Acts 19: 21:22)

    • Timothy heard about the problems coming to Ephesus (Acts 20: 4)

  3. Timothy’s Task Ephesus

    • Deal with false Doctrine (1 Tim 1:3)

    • Fight the fight and keep the Faith. (1 Tim 1:18-19)

    • Avoid debating false teachers about controversial questions. (1 Tim 6:3-5, 11-12)

  4. Timothy’s Failure – He found out that he was not Paul!

    • Timothy stopped using his Gift (2 Tim 1:6)

    • Timothy was Timid (2 Tim 1:7)

    • Timothy had become Ashamed (2 Tim 1:8, 12)

    • Timothy feared Suffering (2 Tim 1:8)

    • Timothy had stopped Teaching Sound Doctrine (2 Tim 1:13)

  5. Why did Paul choose Timothy?

    • Phil 2:19-22

    • 1 Cor 4:16-17

  6. Restoration and advice.

    • My beloved Son (2 Tim 1:2)

    • Paul prays for Timothy Night and Day (2 Tim 1:3)

    • Timothy’s faith is Sincere (2 Tim 1:5)

    • Be Strong, and teach Faithful men. (2 Tim 2:1-2)

    • Preach the Word in season and out of season. (2 Tim 3:16-4:5)

  7. Outcome

    • The false teachers Folly will become obvious to all. (2 Tim 3:8-9)

    • Revelations (Rev 2:1-3)

    • The apostles were False

    • The test was the Scripture

    • The church was Saved

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

Problems Facing a Great Church

Guest Speaker - Dr. David Whitcomb

The story is based on Acts chapters 19-20, Ephesians, and 1 & 2 Timothy. This will be a high level overview, so all students of the Word must search these Scriptures to see if the story and its implications are true. 

  1. Building the Church at Ephesus

    1. Paul founded the church with 12 Jews (Acts 19:1-8)

    2. Paul left the synagogue and taught the people Daily for Two years. (Acts 19:9-10)

    3. The name of Jesus was Magnified (Acts 19:17-20)

  2. Paul later sent a letter, recognizes as God’s Word, called Ephesians.

    • Ch. 1 - Believers are chosen by God and blessed in over Thirty ways (Eph 1:3).

    • Ch. 2 - God has united the Jews and gentiles into one Body (Eph 2:16, 19)

    • Ch. 3 - The Holy Spirit indwells and strengths the Inner man (Eph 3:16)

    • Ch. 4 - God gives each member of the body special Gifts (Eph 4:11-12, 16)

    • Ch. 5 - God gives us Examples of how to live (Eph 5:1-2; cf 1 Cor 4:16-17)

    • Ch. 6 - God provides Everything for us so that in evil days, we will be able to Stand (Eph 6:13).
      Believers must be Strong (Eph 6:10)

  3. Paul sends Timothy (next week)

  4. Satan attacks from the outside (Plan A)

    1. Demetrius opposes Paul because of Money (Acts 19:23-27)

    2. People riot because the Truth challenges their Lifestyles (Acts 19:28-29)

    3. God protects the church through Government (Acts 19:34-36)

  5. Satan attacks from the inside (Plan B)

    1. Destructive forces are coming from among the Leaders (Acts 20:28-30)

    2. There will be false teachers (2 Peter 2:1-2)

    3. Certain persons crept in unnoticed (Jude 3-4)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read  Acts 19-20, Ephesians, 1 & 2 Timothy

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

God's Will for the Church

God's Will for Me:

  • SAVED (1 Timothy 2:4)

  • SANCTIFIED (1 Thessalonians 4:3)

  • SUBMISSIVE TO THE GOVERNMENT (1 Peter 2:13,15)

  • SUFFERING (1 Peter 4:19)

  • THANKFUL (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

What do you want for this church? I want what God wants.

God's Will for Harvest Bible Chapel:

  1. WALK WORTHY in the Lord

  2. BEAR FRUIT for the Lord

  3. GROW in the KNOWLEDGE of the Lord

  4. GET my STRENGTH from the Lord

    • Endurance
    • Patience
    • Joy

  5. GIVE THANKS to the Lord

    • Qualified

What is My Inheritance?

  • ETERNAL life (Matthew 10:29)

  • EARTH (Matthew 5:5, Revelation 20:6)

  • EVERY promise of God (Hebrews 6:12)

  • Delivered

  • Transferred

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Colossians 1:9-14

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another.