Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,
says Yahweh of Hosts. Zechariah 4:6
Lift up your heads, O gates, and be lifted up, O ancient doors,
That the King of Glory may come in! Who is this King of Glory?
Yahweh of Hosts: He is the King of Glory. Psalm 24:9-10
What two things give rise to disputes rather than to godly edification?
Paul states that the law is not made for a righteous man, and he gives roughly 10 types of people for whom it is made. Two are the lawless and insubordinate. Can you give at least two others?
Paul confesses that he was formerly a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent man. But he obtained mercy. Why?
In his letter to Timothy, Paul gives several "trustworthy sayings." Perhaps the most important describes the mission of Jesus. What is it?
Paul exhorts that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men. Then he singles out one group in particular for whom we should pray. Who?
God "wants all men to be saved." What does Paul call Jesus when describing his role in this salvation?
With what should women adorn themselves besides modest apparel?
Why is it that women are not permitted to teach or have authority over a man but are to learn in silence and submission? (Paul gives two reasons.)
Give four characteristics to be found in a bishop (or overseer). (Paul gives 15!)
Give three characteristics to be found in a deacon. (Paul gives 7!)
Paul quotes a portion of an early Christian hymn in this letter. How does he describe the contents of the hymn?
In the latter days there will be a great apostasy. Paul gives four examples of what will characterize the apostates. Can you give one?
Honor, in regards to financial support, is to be shown to those women who are truly widows. These women are 60 years of age or older, live alone, and have been the wife of one man. These widows must also be known for their good works. Paul gives several specific "good works." Can you give one?
Why should young widows be refused support?
Paul gave Timothy much needed instruction in pastoring a church. How was he to treat an older man?
What does Paul say about the salary or honorarium due the elders in a church?
How was Timothy to receive an accusation made against an elder?
Evidently Timothy had some medical problems with his stomach. What did Paul recommend?
Paul gives 6 things that Timothy is to pursue. One is righteousness. Give one other.
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