1 Timothy 6

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1 Timothy – Chapter 6

Welcome

What would you do if you were given £100,000 to spend, with no strings attached?

Worship

Ask one person from the group to prepare to lead prayers in their own chosen way. I have included three possible resources:

Word for all

  • 1 Timothy 6.3-19

    Read aloud or in silence.

    Pick out the key themes from this whole section.

    Then decide which you will choose to study in detail.

  • 1 Timothy 6.6-10

    What are the core character things for us to aim for?

    What are the dangers that Paul is concerned about?

    What is the root of all kinds of evil? Can you explore what this means? Discuss examples when you have known this to be true, either in your own life (be brave to share), or times in public knowledge.

  • 1 Timothy 6.11-15a

    What is a ‘man of God’ to flee from?

    How should he ‘pursue the good things’?

    What might this look like on Monday morning? On Saturday night?

    How might we ‘fight the good fight’?

    How might we ‘take hold of the eternal life to which you were called’?

  • 1 Timothy 6.15b-16

    Re-read this declaration of God’s character. Take each title in turn and consider the meaning. How might this inspire your prayers and worship?

    You may like to cross reference with the following:

    Deut 10.17; Psalm 136.3; Daniel 2.47; Revelation 1.5; John 1.18; Romans 11.36

  • 1 Timothy 6.17-19

    If we are in one of the richest parts of the world, we may not feel rich compared to others in our community, but we are rich compared to other communities in the world.

    How might we ‘put our hope in God’, and be ‘rich in good deeds’ in a practical way that supports brothers and sisters less well off?

    You might like to research – the local Food Bank; Tear Fund projects; Diocesan links with Myanmar, Help Hoima; your own group passions.

    Can you resolve to make a difference as a group?

Witness

Is money a matter of concern for you or your family and friends?
How can you support each other in your study groups ..
to live in the way that Paul suggests to Timothy?
How might this make a difference in the way you live the good news of Jesus?

Allow time to share and pray.

End with the Lord’s Prayer: ‘Give us this day our daily bread’

Rev’d Dr Marion de Quidt. Sept 2016