March 11, 2018

Disciples Aren't There Yet

Series: Disciple: 2 Timothy Topic: Exposition Passage: 2 Timothy 2:14–19

Disciples aren’t there yet: 2 Timothy 2:14-19

     Reminded of What? (v. 14)

     The Word of Truth vs. Irreverent Babble (vv. 15-17)

     It’s Not All Milk and Honey … At Least Not Yet (vv. 18-19)

Discipleship group questions

Launching questions

  • Read 2 Timothy 2:14-19. What specific words or phrases stand out to you? Why do you think that is? What is it about them that draws your attention?


  • Name those in your life who “remind” you and help you to “remember” Jesus and the life to which he has called you. When have these reminders been most helpful and encouraging? Be specific. Why were these reminders so encouraging?
  • Verse 19 says that “the Lord knows those who are his”. While this is a word of judgement against those who oppose God, how might this serve as an encouragement to you as you pursue faithful endurance?


  • The text talks about “irreverent babble” in verse 15. Verse 14 also warns against “quarreling about words”, both of which lead to ruin and ungodliness. What sort of words, conversations, and ideas serve as a distraction for you? How and why is this drawing you away from the mission of God?
  • We talked on Sunday about how over-realizing the resurrection will draw us away from engaging in the pain and struggles of those around us. What is it (as a woman, a man, a mother or father, a student, single or married living in this time, country and culture) you feel entitled to? What sort of comforts and securities do you require to be happy? How are these things clouding your vision as to what it looks like practically to be a follower of Jesus?
  • End your time praying into the things you’ve just shared.



other sermons in this series

Apr 29


Disciples Endure Together

Speaker: Scott C. Jones Passage: 2 Timothy 4:9–22 Series: Disciple: 2 Timothy

Apr 22


Disciples Finish The Race

Speaker: Scott C. Jones Passage: 2 Timothy 4:6–8 Series: Disciple: 2 Timothy

Apr 15


Disciples Fulfill Their Ministry

Speaker: Mark Twombly Passage: 2 Timothy 4:1–5 Series: Disciple: 2 Timothy