Group Discussion Guide: 1 Timothy

Created for Crossroads Church (

By Doug Schmidt (

[A link to the entire discussion guide appears below; if your church would like to create sermon-based study guides for their small groups, coaching is available.]

Here is a sampling of the questions …

Share your experience …

Describe a battle you’ve been through that resulted in something to be celebrated. 

Discuss …

“Train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” (emphasis added, 1 Timothy 4:7-8).

React to the following statement: Life is a dress rehearsal. How do you think God will use your earthly experience in the age to come? Your successes? Your failures?

Take action …

This week when you’re praying for someone, picture that person in your mind and offer up a one-word prayer request for him or her (For example: “Wisdom” or “Courage”) … and then let the Holy Spirit fill in all the gaps (See Romans 8:26-27).

You will find the entire discussion guide here: