Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bible Study Tackle part II

In yesterday's post, I gave a list of verses that pointed toward the imperatives in II Timothy.

So, here's the list again, with the "answers".. if any of you did it! I have highlighted what I found to be the imperative verbs. I may be a little rusty on this! Perhaps, your versions are worded differently. Either way, I hope you find this to be edifying.



I found these imperatives in II Timothy. I use the ESV (English Standard Version)

1:6 fan into flame the gift of God

1:8 (2 x)do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord
and: share in the suffering for the Gospel

1: 13 Follow the pattern of sound words

2: 1 Be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus

2:2 entrust to faithful men.. (what you have heard)

2: 3 Share in the suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus

2: 7 Think over what I say

2: 8 Remember Jesus Christ

2: 14 (2X) Remind them.. Charge them..

2: 15 Do your best to present yourself to God.

2:16 avoid irreverent babble

2: 19 Let everyone.. depart from iniquity..

2: 22 (2X) flee youthful passions AND pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace..

2: 23 Have nothing to do with foolish controversies

3:5 Avoid such people

4: 2 (5 x) Preach the word, be ready.. reprove, rebuke, and exhort...

4: 9 Do your best to come to me..

4: 13 bring the cloak

4: 15 Beware of him..

4: 19 Greet Prisca and Aquila...

4: 21 Do your best to come...

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How do you like to study God's Word?

4 comments:

mommaof3 said...

i DIDNT GET A CHANCE TO ANWSER MINE. BUT I DID WANT TO DO THIS THOUGH.
YEAH I LOVE TO READ AND SHARE GODS WORD . I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE AND TAKING BIBLE NOTES.. IS THERE ANYWAY CAN YOU GIVE SOME TIPS ON THAT? THANKS

Mrs. Parunak said...

Great list!

Momma of 3, there are lots of really good ways to study the Bible. First, and foremost, we should always pray before we start because it's the Holy Spirit that guides us into all truth. After that, I would recommend just reading the Bible straight through a few times to get really familiar with it. When you're studying a smaller portion, like an individual book, doing an outline is always a great idea. To do that, read the passage several times and try to figure out what the main point is. Then try to figure out what the smaller points are that add support to the main point, and list them out in the order they are given so that you can see the development of the argument. If the book is long, the smaller points may also have subpoints of their own. Once you feel like you know what a portion is saying, you can do other things like choose a verse (or several) to memorize and meditate on, thinking about them throughout the day and praying about how they might apply to your life. You can also do exercises like the one given here where you look for all of a certain category of things in a passage, like all the imperatives. This can often help themes to jump out at us, and deepen our understanding of the book in general. I hope that gives you a few ideas.

Organizing Mommy said...

Mommaof 3: Good for you--that you want to study the Bible! What a great endeavor!

My Husband has taken a class at Bible College, he had a good book called: Grasping God's Word. It was a textbook that taught about how to study the Bible. I liked it because it brought things out very logically and reasonably paced. Because the Bible is so big, it is nice to know what context things are in. Who was this portion written to? What was the purpose of the writing? What type of literature was it, etc.

Good ideas, Mrs. Parunak! Thanks for chiming in.

Mrs. Santos said...

So now that we have the imperatives...guess it's time to obey. :)

Those are good tips Mrs. Parunak.