Majoring on the Major ~ 1 Timothy 4:1-16

                                Major on the Major
                                 1 Timothy 4: 1-16

I.  SOME WILL DEPART FROM THE FAITH (vs. 1-5)

a. Who told Paul that some would depart from the faith?  __________________
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b. Is Paul talking about lost people or saved? What clues support your answer?_ ________________________________________________________________

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c. What must be true for someone to “speak lies in hypocrisy?” ______________ 
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d. Paul uses an interesting phrase “consciences seared with a hot iron”…Searing

with a hot iron was a common treatment to cauterize a wound to stop bleeding but

it was usually accompanied by a deadening of the nerves. Why would Paul describe

their consciences this way?  _____________________________________________

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e. Would those who depart from the faith still appear religious? __________________
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II. GODLINESS IS PROFITABLE FOR ALL THINGS (vs. 6-11)

a. Was Timothy to just keep this good information for his own use? _______________ 
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b. What was Timothy to reject and why? ____________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ 
c. How profitable is bodily exercise? _______________________________________
    d. Why is godliness much more profitable than exercise? ____________________
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III. BE AN EXAMPLE (vs. 12-16)

a. What encouragement does verse 12 offer to the church and to our youth? ________ _____________________________________________________________________
b. Who was Timothy to be an example to? ___________________________________
c. Why does Paul instruct Timothy to pay attention to doctrine? ___________________
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IV. Application:  How much benefit is there to know what you believe and why you believe

it? ____________________________________________________________________  ______________________________________________________________________

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