2 Timothy 3:1-17

Key Verse: 3:16

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteous.”

  1. How does Paul characterize the last days? To what do you think the “last days” refers? (Acts 2:17, Heb. 9:26, 1Pe. 1:20) When were there times similar to those of the “last days”? (See Luke 17:27; Ge.19:5)
  1. Read verses 2-5. What do ungodly people love? (2a) What are other sins ungodly people commit when they become lovers of themselves and lovers of money? (2-5) What results does ungodliness produce in people’s individual behavior, their family life, their community relationship, and their religious life?
  1. How do the ungodly men deceive the weak-willed women and ruin their homes? (6) How did ungodly men of Moses’ day hinder God’s work? (Ex. 7:10-11)  How do ungodly people of our days hinder God’s work?
  1.  What kinds of people are always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth? (7) How did Paul describe the real character of the ungodly people? (8) What would be their fate? What should be our attitude towards the ungodly people? (5b)

5.      What example did Paul set of a godly life? (10) What constitutes a godly life? Why do we need examples to follow in our mission life? (Phil. 3:17)


  1. Why did he mention about persecutions and sufferings to young Timothy? (2 Tim 2:3) Who rescued Paul in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra? (Acts 13:14-52, 14:1-7, 14:22)
  1. What did he tell Timothy to expect if he lived a godly life? (12) What did he urge him to do in times of persecutions? (14)
  1. What did Timothy learn from his grandmother Lois and mother Eunice when he was young? (15, 2 Tim. 1:5) What is the origin of the Scriptures? (16) What do the Scriptures do for one who studies and obeys them? How do the Scripture equip us to have a holy life of mission and do every good work? (17)