Questions for Reflection for Study of 1 Timothy

We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this devotional blog has been created to help with regular Bible reading and study even in the midst of these busy times. Here is a link to “Questions for Reflection” to help stimulate thought and offer ideas for applying biblical principles at work, at home, and in all we do.

Here is a link to all the devotionals done so far.

Index of devotionals

Anyone can join in as we journey together. The concepts presented in God’s Perfect Timing offer ideas for using time wisely.

The lessons of God’s Plan for Us offers a plan to making an impact in the world in which we live.

The reading plan below will be used to hold me accountable to sharing about God’s word. As I share about my study of the book of 1 Timothy over the next few weeks, it’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Christ as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day amazing!

Questions for Reflection

1 Timothy 1:1-17
Why did Paul leave Timothy at Ephesus? What is the threefold origin of love? What is the purpose of the law? How is Paul’s life an example for us in being patient in our Christian walk?

1 Timothy 1:18 through 2:7
To what extent are faith and a good conscience related in your life (See verse 1:5)? How do they contribute toward your waging a good warfare? What does God desire from us? How is access to God possible?

1 Timothy 2:8-15
What are the actions and attitudes of acceptable prayer? What does Paul say should adorn a woman? What are the adjectives and adverbs used in this passage? Is this principle of a woman’s status peculiar to Paul’s time or generally applicable today?

1 Timothy 3:1-13
What negative characteristics should you eliminate from your life? What positive ones should you cultivate? How can you eliminate the negatives and gain the positives?

1 Timothy 3:14 through 4:5
How does Paul relate the practical arrangements of the church to the meaning and purpose of the church? What is the core or great mystery of Christianity? What is needed for faith to truly take hold and make a difference in your life?

1 Timothy 4:6-16
What will be Timothy’s defense against false teaching? What should be the aim and result of your Bible study and living today? In what ways will your life be an example for others to follow today? What gifts has God given you? How can you use these gifts to help yourself and others today?

1 Timothy 5:1-16
What practical advice does Paul give for helping widows and elders? What three basic principles does Paul use to meet this problem? Are there things you can do for a family member? Is there a neighbor near you that could use an act of kindness?

1 Timothy 5:17 through 6:2
What four dangers is Timothy urged to guard against within a church? What are you doing to help your church, organization, or neighborhood be a positive influence on your community? Considering 6:1-2, what should be your attitude toward your employer?

1 Timothy 6
What are the characteristics of false teachers? How does the Christian’s aim and motive differ from theirs? How important is your daily study of Scripture to know sound doctrine?

Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.

Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God: A Daily Study Guide to the Entire Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1978. Print. 
“Sermons.” Sermons | FUMC Waco. N.p., n.d. Web.  <https://fumcwaco.org/resources/sermons/>.
“Bible.” The Bible – The Word of God – ChristNotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 2017. <http://www.christianity.com/bible/>.
Nicholes, Lou. “Recent Commentaries.” Family-Times.net – Devotional Commentary Index. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.family-times.net/commentary/>.
“Bing.” Microsoft. N.p., n.d. Web. Images >.
“BibleGateway.” BibleGateway.com: A Searchable Online Bible in over 150 Versions and 50 Languages. N.p., n.d. Web. <https://www.biblegateway.com/>.
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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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