Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: 1 Timothy 4.1-5.

Sermon Outline

  1. The Spirit has told us false teachings/doctrines will arise.
  2. The wrong response to God’s good gifts.
  3. The right response to God’s good gifts.

Discussion Questions

  • Why was it important for the Spirit to tell Paul/the church that false teachings would arise? In what ways, if any, is it helpful to you?
  • What is asceticism? What about it was it contrary to the gospel?
  • Why do you think people embrace extreme practices?
  • How is one seduced away from sound doctrine?
  • The challenge to the Ephesian church was false teachings pertaining to marriage and food. What are the false teachings challenging the church today?

Resources Cited/Consulted

  • 1 – 2 Timothy and Titus, R. Kent Hughes and Bryan Chapell
  • 1 & 2 Timothy, Gordon Fee
  • The Pastoral Epistles, Donald Guthrie
  • 1-2 Timothy & Titus, Philip Towner
  • The Flight of Peter Fromm, Martin Gardner
  • Guard the Truth, John Stott
  • Worldly Saints, Leland Ryken
  • Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis


Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Steve Wood (SWood@StAndrews.Church).

Audio & Video

You can listen to the sermon by using the player below or via the St Andrew’s Sermon Podcast on iTunes and Spotify.