Girl, Gospel, Go | Day Fifteen


By: Megan Gover | Reality TV + Chapter Two Recap | To type in your answers to today’s study, click here.

“And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness.” [2 Timothy 2:24]

Two words come to mind when I think of people fighting over nothing: reality television. Grown women and men nitpick and catfight over THE most irrelevant things. Though it makes it semi-entertaining, it is indeed foolish.

When people fight--both on TV and in real life--what is the result? Does it end well or bad?

Write out the last fight you had with someone using emojis.

As we finish out chapter two of 2 Timothy, Paul lays out how mature believers should abstain from quarreling.

Do a spiritual inventory. How frequently do you argue with others? No matter the frequency, what is usually the root of this problem?

Let’s jump into 2 Timothy 2:23-26. How would you describe these two adjectives to a third grader?

  • Foolish -

  • Ignorant -

How do they breed quarrels?

Interestingly enough, in verse 24, Paul refers to the Lord’s servants. What tasks and duties are a servant involved in?

In Greek, the word used is doulos which means slave. What’s the difference between a slave and a servant?

How does the use of slave instead of our English word for servant give more meaning or weight to these commands?

What attributes does Paul list about the Lord’s servant?

Write out the purpose of these descriptions and how they glorify the Lord.

+ Kind to everyone -

+ Able to teach -

+ Patiently enduring evil -

+ Correcting opponents with gentleness -

Which one do you struggle with implementing? Which one comes most natural to you?

How do you grow in the area you are weakest in?

Now write the exact opposite of each of these phrases.

+ Kind to everyone -

+ Able to teach -

+ Patiently enduring evil -

+ Correcting opponents with gentleness -

What is the effect if we don’t live these out?

Verse 25-26 says something interesting. Fill in the blanks below.

“____________ may perhaps grant them ____________ leading to a ____________ of the truth and they may come to their ____________ and ____________ from the snare of the ____________, after being ____________ by him to do his will.”

The end of this chapter sounds like the theme of an Avenger movie! Paul claimed Satan captured people who were caught in constant quarrels, used to enforce his evil in the world. But, as a slave to Christ, the way we speak, teach, persevere, and correct others for the sake of the Gospel can lead them out of Satan’s hand in their life.

The Gospel is powerful.

To end out this time, write out a paraphrase of the truth you learned from each passage.  

Day 11 - 2 Timothy 2:1-7

Day 12 - 2 Timothy 2:8-13

Day 13 - 2 Timothy 2:14-19

Day 14 - 2 Timothy 2:20-22

Day 15 - 2 Timothy 2:23-26

Living out our faith in Jesus isn’t easy. It takes persistence, diligence, and discipline to follow Jesus in the way He calls us to. But, our efforts are not overlooked. They attribute to our personal growth, but also the growth of the kingdom.

This perspective makes our labor a little sweeter.

Thank the Lord for allowing you to be His vessel. Take some time to pray through the truth you learned throughout this week.

2 TimothyMegan GoverComment