What is something that you want to be true of your life? How do you hope that people will remember you after your life in this world?
Why do you think the Paul begins by referencing his own life as an example? Do you think this sounds arrogant? Why or why not? (3:10-11)
Would you characterize your own life as “exemplary”, and worth following? Why or why not?
Read Acts 13:13-14:20. How do these passages help us to understand 2 Timothy 3:11 better?
How would you articulate Paul’s theology of suffering? According to Paul, how was he able to persevere through suffering and endure persecution? (3:11-13)
Paul describes evil people who persecute Christians both as “deceiving” and as “being deceived”. What does this mean? What are the implications for us?
What is something you learned early in life that you continue to live out to this day?
Why is it important for us, as Christians to read, study, meditate on, and pray through the Bible? What does Paul mean when he says that the Bible will make us “wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus”?