2 Timothy 2:14–19 – “Growing with the Power of Words” – Kerry Kaino
1. Explore these verses. Identify those phrases where the use of words and their results, for better or worse, are being referred to.
2. In verse 14, Timothy is cautioned to avoid “quarreling about words” and in verse 16, “godless chatter”. In what ways might this be differentiated from thoughtful debates and respectful discussions of disagreements within a healthy environment?
3. Do you think it is true that “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me”?
4. What memories do you have of words being spoken to you that discouraged you? Encouraged you?