Compass Men’s Bible Study Pauline Theology – Lesson 1 DAILY BIBLE STUDY – QUESTIONS FOR GROUP DISCUSSION Memory Verse: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. FIRST DAY: Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and 2 Peter 1:20-21 1) What is the context of 2 Timothy? a) Paul’s location? b) Occupation of the Recipient? c) Read 2 Tim 4:1-5. Based on the context, what the recipient does, and the emphasis on the Bible being ‘God-breathed,’ what is the task of a Pastor and his congregation? 2) Explain why today’s 2 verses are important to you. Also describe what they reveal about God. Digging Deeper: Take notes as you listen or watch Pastor Mike preach on our memory verse at: http://www.focalpointministries.org/sermon/deeper-conference-x11-15/ Describe how God’s breath is used in other biblical passages at: http://www.biblestudytools.com/search/?q=god+breath&c=&t=esv&ps=10&s=Bibles SECOND DAY: Read the verses listed below 3) Divine Inspiration from the Holy Spirit is “God-breathed” (Greek = theópneustos) as “breathed forth by God” in this week’s memory verse. Describe how the Holy Spirit works through men in each of the following verses: a. Acts 2:16-18 b. Amos 3:7 c. Acts 8:29 d. Ezekiel 3:24-27 e. Acts 16:6 f. Nehemiah 9:30 g. Mark 13:11 4) Read Romans 8:9, Galatians 3:2, and Galatians 5:16-24. What is needed for the Holy Spirit to work more through your life? Digging Deeper: Discuss the term “Inspiration” as defined at: http://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/today- in-bst/our-god-breathed-bible-11528152.html THIRD DAY: Read the verses listed below 5) Most commentators agree the phrase “All Scripture” in our memory verse was used by Paul to refer to the entire Old Testament. Should we today also include the New Testament as being “breathed out by God”? Give reasons for your answer as you list why each passage below is important. a) Acts 1:8 b) 1 Corinthians 12:28 c) Galatians 1:11-12 d) Colossians 1:25 e) 2 Peter 3:15-16 f) 2 Peter 3:2 6) Do you have any problem believing everything in the Bible is true and do you live as if the Bible is true? FOURTH DAY: Read 1 Timothy 5:18, Luke 10:7 7) Since the letter of 1 Timothy was written after the Gospel of Luke, why is 1Timothy 5:18 and Luke 10:7 important? 8) Write a prayer that addresses a part of your life that needs godly transformation. FIFTH DAY: Read the verses listed below 9) Create a summary description of how Jesus used Old Testament scripture for each passage below and then describe how Jesus viewed the Old Testament? a) Luke 4:16-21 b) Luke 24:25-27, 24:44 c) John 5:46 d) Luke 22:37 e) Luke 16:17 f) John 10:35 10) This week’s memory verse tells us that scripture equips men of God for every good work. Share with your group whether you have a plan in place for reading the Bible including how often, whether you memorize verses, how much you read at one time and how you meditate on your reading. Digging Deeper: Discuss the term “Inerrancy” as defined at: http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/revelation/reference-information/232-inerrant.html SIXTH DAY: Read John 14:26 and John 16:12-13 11) How does Jesus indicate that the New Testament will be written and who is the author? 12) Share with the group something from this week’s sermon or lesson that you found most important and why.
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