1Timothy 3:14-4:5

  1. What truths about the Christian church are signified by the descriptive phrases of 3:15?
    Consider each in turn. Cf. Eph. 2:19-22; 2 Cor. 6:16-18. (See Note below.) What demands ought these truths to make on us?
  2. Note from where the false teaching described in 4:1-5 would arise; and by what kind of people it would be propagated. What according to Paul’s teaching here, is the true Christian position with regard to:
    (a) marriage and
    (b) foods that may be eaten?
    Cf. Heb. 13:4; Rom. 14:2, 3, 6b.
  3. 3:16 may quote part of an early Christian hymn. What do these statements declare concerning the person and work of Jesus Christ?
    What are the sphere and the extent of his Lordship?