W.A.R. Bible Study “The Urgency of Now” Part 4 – October 30, 2018 7PM

Dr. Oscar T. Moses

Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago

“The Urgency of Now” – Bible Lesson #4

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

 THE UNGODLY IDENTIFIED

2 Timothy 3:6-7

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

The goal in this lesson is to educate the membership on biblical truth concerning the worlds behavioral identity towards Christians and God’s expectations for the church in the last days.

“The last days” – We are in the last days now. Some think that the world will get better before Jesus’ return. This passage shows the exact opposite. There will be a lot of difficulties and sin will increase and become “marks” of the last days. We see this happening all over the world in the church. Many Christians are Christians in name only. They want the psychological comfort of calling themselves Christians. It makes them feel safe. It makes them feel as if they are good. For many it is a tradition or a culture.

In this passage Paul describes those who take advantage of the weak. They play on the emotions of women, use people and then cast them aside and move on to something else. He also describes those who are deceived as “Always learning and never coming to the knowledge of the truth,”

Let’s examine verses 6 and 7

2 Timothy 3:6“For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts.”

What does this mean? “Silly women”: Silly in integrity and the knowledge of the truth, and weighed down with emotional and spiritual guilt over their sins, these women were easy prey for the deceitful false teachers (see notes on 1 Tim. 2:13-14; 5:11-12).

Thought:“Silly” can be applied to both men and women and it connotes people who are not grounded in the Word of God and easy to follow false teachers.

Small Group Questions

  1. What does “lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lust” mean?
  2. How does this statement make you feel seeing that most churches are populated with women?
  3. Read 1 Timothy 2:13-14 and explain what it means.
  4. Do you see this in the church? Explain.
  5. What do we become loaded with sins?
  6. When are we more vulnerable to spiritual manipulation?
  7. What can Christians do to battle against being manipulated?

2 Timothy 3:7– “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

What does it mean to be “ever learning and never being able to come to the knowledge of the truth?”

Hint: This statement suggests that “learning” is supposed to lead us knowledge. Hence is the reason why we come to Bible Study.Paul’s suggestion means that these people were always studying but not retaining what was taught. They would be consistent in the “Class Room Setting” but void of knowledge.

Thought: Most church attending “Christians” are biblically illiterate. “The knowledge of the truth”: (1 Timothy 2:4), uses this same phrase, equating it with being saved. Here Paul identified those women (verse 6), and men who were often jumping from one false teacher, church or cult to another without ever coming to an understanding of God’s saving truth in Jesus Christ.

Small Group Questions

  1. Why do you think people are not learning? Give 3 Examples
  2. How does 2 Corinthians 4: 3-4 pertain to this verse?
  3. How can you assure that you (personally) are coming to the Knowledge of the Truth?
  4. What is the evidences of one learning God’s Word? Give 3 Examples.

Life Application

 If this lesson was a sermon what would your 3 Points be?

 

Because of Him,

Dr. Oscar T. Moses

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