1 & 2 Timothy-1 & 2 Peter

1 Timothy

Introduction to 1 & 2 Timothy

(1:8) What is the proper use of the Law? (cf. Rom. 7:6)

(1 Tim. 1:17) Can we see God or not?

(1 Tim. 1:18) Did a prophet predict Timothy’s ministry?

(1 Tim. 1:20) Handed over to Satan?

(1 Tim. 2:12-15) Are women allowed to teach men or not?

(1 Tim. 3:2) Does this passage preclude female eldership?

(1 Tim. 3:11) Are these instructions for “female deacons” or “the wives of deacons?”

(1 Tim. 3:15) Is the Church the foundation for the Bible?

(1 Tim. 4:4) Does the Bible condone drug use?

(1 Tim. 4:12) How old was Timothy?

(1 Tim. 4:14) What was Timothy’s spiritual gift?

(1 Tim. 4:16) How could Timothy ensure salvation for people?

(1 Tim. 5:11-12) Can widows remarry or not?

(1 Tim. 5:18) Why does Paul cite Deuteronomy 25:4?

(1 Tim. 5:23) Is it right or wrong to drink alcohol?

(1 Tim. 6:1-2) Does the Bible support slavery?

(1 Tim. 6:16) Does this passage support annihilationism?

(1 Tim. 6:16) Can we see God or not?

2 Timothy

(2 Tim. 1:6) What was Timothy’s spiritual gift?

(2 Tim. 2:10) Those who are chosen?

(2 Tim. 2:12) Does this passage threaten eternal security?

(2 Tim. 2:25) Can we repent or does God cause us to repent?

(2 Tim. 3:8-9) Who were Jannes and Jambres?

(2 Tim. 3:16) Should we translate this as “all Scripture is inspired by God” or as “every inspired scripture has its use”?


Introduction to Titus

(Titus 1:12) Is this a self-defeating statement?

(Titus 2:5) Are women supposed to be barefoot and pregnant at home?

(Titus 2:11) Does this passage teach universalism?

(Titus 2:13) Does this passage support the deity of Christ?

(Titus 3:1) Should we submit to evil governments?


Introduction to Philemon

(Phile. 10) Did Paul have an illegitimate son?


Introduction to Hebrews

Authorship of Hebrews

(Heb. 1:3) Doesn’t the author of Hebrews claim that Jesus is spiritually fulfilling the Davidic covenant, because he is currently sitting on a throne in heaven?

(Heb. 1:5a) Why does the author of Hebrews quote Psalm 2:7? Also, was Jesus “begotten” in the sense of being a created being?

(Heb. 1:8) Does Psalm 45:6 refer to Jesus or to Yahweh?

(Heb. 2:2) What is the word spoken through angels?

(Heb. 2:6-8) Why does the author cite Psalm 8:4-6?

(Heb. 2:10; cf. 5:8-9) Was Jesus imperfect or incomplete?

(Heb. 2:13) Why does the author quote Isaiah 8:17-18?

(Heb. 3:3-4) What is “the house” mentioned here?

(Heb. 3:6, 14) Does this passage make our salvation conditional on endurance?

(Heb. 3:7-4:11) What is “the rest” mentioned here?

(Heb. 4:15) How could Jesus be tempted?

(Heb. 5:1-7; 7:1-28) Who is Melchizedek?

(Heb. 5:8-9) Was Jesus imperfect or incomplete?

(Heb. 6:1-9) Does this passage threaten eternal security?

(Heb. 8:13) Is the author of Hebrews claiming that the Church fulfilled this promise to Israel?

(Heb. 9:22) Was blood sacrifice really necessary?

(Heb. 10:5) Does the author of Hebrews twist Scripture?

(Heb. 10:26-32) Does this passage teach that we can lose our salvation from willful sin?

(Heb. 12:14) Will we go to hell if we are not sanctified by God?

(Heb. 12:15-17) Did Esau lose his salvation?


Introduction to James

(Jas. 1:4) Can Christians gain sinless perfection?

(Jas. 1:5) Does this verse support the Mormon “burning in the bosom” used to confirm the Book of Mormon?

(Jas. 1:6) Is it a sin to doubt?

(Jas. 1:25) Are Christians under law or not (c.f. 2:8, 12)?

(Jas. 2:12-13) Will Christians be judged? See comments on 2 Corinthians 5:10

(Jas. 2:14-26) Is salvation by faith or works?

(Jas. 4:5) Is this in the OT or not, and why is God jealous?

(Jas. 5:14) Why did they anoint people with oil? Should we do this practice today?

(Jas. 5:14-16) Does this passage support the Roman Catholic doctrine of the ministerial priesthood?

(Jas. 5:19-20) Will we go to hell if we stray from the truth?

1 Peter

Introduction to 1 & 2 Peter

(1 Pet. 1:2) Are some “chosen” for heaven and others “chosen” for hell?

(1 Pet. 1:17) Are we supposed to fear God or not? (cf. 1 Jn. 4:19)

(1 Pet. 2:6) Why does Peter add “on him” to Isaiah 28:16?

(1 Pet. 2:7) Did Peter properly cite Psalm 118:22 (c.f. Mt. 21:42)?

(1 Pet. 2:8) Does this passage teach that some people are “appointed” to hell?

(1 Pet. 2:9) Is our mission “singing and praise” or “evangelism?”

(1 Pet. 2:9) Are Christians “chosen” for heaven?

(1 Pet. 2:13-14) Are we supposed to submit to evil governments? (see Romans 13:1-7)?

(1 Pet. 3:1) Was Peter a sexist pig?

(1 Pet. 3:3) Does this mean that women should not wear makeup and jewelry?

(1 Pet. 3:6) When did Sarah obey Abraham in the OT?

(1 Pet. 3:7) Does Peter think that women are inferior to men?

(1 Pet. 3:19-20) Where did Jesus go during the three days in the grave?

(1 Pet. 3:21) Can baptism save us?

(1 Pet. 4:1) Can Christians gain sinless perfection?

(1 Pet. 4:6) Do the unsaved dead get a second chance to hear the gospel?

(1 Pet. 4:7) Did Peter think Jesus would return soon?

(1 Pet. 4:17) Will Christians be judged?

(1 Pet. 5:13) Was Peter really in Babylon?

(1 Pet. 5:14) Should we greet each other with a holy kiss?

2 Peter

(2 Pet. 1:1) Does this passage support the deity of Christ?

(2 Pet. 1:20) Does this teach that Christians cannot interpret the Bible without a spiritual leader?

(2 Pet. 2:1) Do false teachers lose their salvation?

(2 Pet. 2:4) What is Tartarus?

(2 Pet. 3:5) Did Peter believe that God created the universe from water or from nothing as Genesis teaches?

(2 Pet. 3:9) Does this passage invalidate limited atonement?

(2 Pet. 3:11-12) Can we speed up Christ’s coming?