The Good, the Bad, and Authentic Community


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Mar. 26, 2023

2 Timothy 1:15-18

The Good, the Bad, and Authentic Community

1. All Against Me (v. 15)

A. Public Knowledge

B. All

C. Made Famous for the wrong reasons

2 Timothy 4:9-16

2 Timothy 4:16-18

2. Amazing Love (vs. 16-18)

A. Plea for Mercy

B. Refreshed

Romans 12:10, 12-13, 15

C. Courageous Friendship (v. 16)

2 Timothy 1:8, 11-12

D. Relentless Friendship (v. 17)

3. True Christian Community Defined and Empowered

A. Christ Defined Friendship

John 15:12-17

B. Accept No Substitutes

Ephesians 5:15-21


1. How much have you been “refreshed” by a friend? How have you refreshed someone else?

2. What courageous thing have you had to do to open yourself up or reach out in your friendships? Have you had someone courageously and relentlessly reach out to you?

Follow Up in the Word through the Week…


Read: 2 Timothy 4:9-18

How can these verses be helpful when a person is feeling abandoned by others?


Read: Romans 12:9-21

How can these commands help your friendships? Is there one or two that you need to apply right now?


Read: John 15:12-17

What does Jesus command in regard to our relationship with Him and with others? How have you seen this kind of friendship in your life? 


Read: Ephesians 5:15-21

What would a group of people who take these verses seriously look like? How do you see this working out now in the church and how should it be working out in the near future?


Read: 2 Timothy 1:16

How have you been refreshed by someone else? How have you been courageous in your friendships?


Read: 2 Timothy 1:17

How have you been relentless and persistent in your relationships? How has someone else been that way toward you? How have they sought you out when it was easier to just leave you alone?