Printable Study Guides for the Bible Books of 1 & 2 Timothy

Study the books of 1 & 2 Timothy in the Bible when you use this printable outline to discover historical events, timelines and themes.

THE BOOK OF 1 TIMOTHY

The books of 1 & 2 Timothy are actually a beautiful collection of letters Paul writes to encourage his friend, Timothy. He is a man who has stood by Paul through hardship and persecution. Just in reading these two letters, you can tell through the pages how proud Paul is of his mentee, Timothy. 

Paul appointed Timothy to lead the church in Ephesus, and encourages him for doing the Lord’s work and remaining faithful.

It’s in these letters that Paul helps guide Timothy through a few leadership issues in the church and give him advice on how to move forward. He gives some guidelines on selecting “overseers” (today you might recognize these as elders or bishops) and “deacons”.

Among the list of requirements these men should have were:

    THE BOOK OF 2 TIMOTHY

    Paul points out the women in Timothy’s life (and names them!) that have helped shape his faith. If you’ve been reading along in your Bible, you know that men usually get most of the credit in its pages! Many women mentioned are without names. I was blessed by the small mention of these women who raised Timothy to do the work that we still benefit from today!

    This spoke to me especially as a mother, when sometimes I need the reminder that raising children is a mission field in it’s own right! Here are the two women Paul mentions by name that were faithful followers of the Lord:

    "I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also."
    
    2 Timothy 1:5

    The second book of Timothy is sadly written during Paul’s 2nd imprisonment. He knows he’s about to be executed and wants to get a final word to his friend.

    Paul leaves Timothy with these words: 

    “The time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me, the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”
    
    2 Timothy 4:6-8

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    Printable Study Guide for the Bible Books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians

    Study the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians in the Bible when you use this printable outline to discover historical events, timelines and themes.

    THE BOOK OF 1 THESSALONIANS

    Two of Paul’s 13 letters (epistles) were written to a church in the city of Thessalonica. It was during his second missionary journey that he made the stop, right after his imprisonment in Philippi. So when an angry mob goes after him, he decides to flee and stay for a bit in the city of Corinth. It was there that he wrote his first letter to the Thessalonian church, letting him know how proud of them he was for their perseverance under persecution.

    “In all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith…therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 
    
    1 Thessalonians 3:7 and 5:11

    He goes on to write about the hope they have in Jesus’ second return and prays for continued strength and spiritual maturity.

    THE BOOK OF 2 THESSALONIANS

    Six months later, after Timothy visits Paul with a report on how the Thessalonian church is doing, he follows up with a second letter.

    Timothy reports that while the church is still growing in faith and love, there are false prophets speaking to them on Paul’s behalf. Paul warns the church of the false teaching that Christ has already returned and they have been left behind.

    Many in the church have stopped working because of this news and Paul reteaches them that Christ is yet to return, and they should stay focused.

    “As for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right." 
    
    2 Thessalonians 3:13

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    70 Simple Pictures to Draw in Your Bible

    With so much of what we learn being visual, it makes sense to make our Bible study visual as well! Grab this printable on 70 simple things to draw in your Bible.

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    WHY IS DRAWING IN YOUR BIBLE HELPFUL?

    Studies have shown that out of the different types of learners, visual learners top the chart at 65%, while auditory and kinesthetic are much lower. I know that I can’t just memorize a verse by reading it, I have to interact with it, either by repeating it or writing it down so I can see it each day.

    When it comes to Bible study, long before I was selling my printable timelines, I was doodling all over my Bible so that I could have a way to simplify the concepts in a way I could remember them.

    For example, in the Psalms, David is very visual in his descriptions (as is his son, Solomon in Song of Songs). The parables of Jesus are also like little storybooks where you have a man searching for a lost treasure or his analogies of the vine and branches.

    There are endless ways you can visualize Biblical concepts. With the Bible journaling trend catching steam, you may have been interested, but not felt artistic enough to paint something elaborate in your Bible. While that is a very creative way to get into the Word, it’s hasn’t been my style, because I study the Bible in a more note-taking, cohesive way instead of focusing on one verse out of context.

    While Instagram used to be mainly for photos, the platform has now moved to reels to compete with the explosion of TikTok’s popular short videos. Our world consumes content through visual mediums and our children are growing up in a world that has a video or image for everything. That’s not a bad thing necessarily, when it’s used in the right way. My own children learned to read from Sesame Street and PBS apps teaching them the alphabet!

    YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN ARTIST TO DRAW

    While I do have a background in art, I practically failed my college figure drawing class, so don’t think that you have to be an artist to draw in your Bible. Draw what you can and improvise the rest! For example, I used to simply draw stick figures for people in my Bible, but now I’ve branched out to these little guys:

    They’re still stick figures at their core with a few rectangles and triangles added to give them some personality. The reason I believe that you should learn to draw in your Bible even if you’re doing stick figures like me, is because 80% of what we retain is visual and what a better place to use visuals to learn than a complicated subject like the Bible?

    PRINTABLE CHEAT SHEET ON 70 THINGS YOU CAN DRAW IN YOUR BIBLE

    You don’t have to come up with your own ideas when you print this free Journaling Bible Doodles reference sheet with tons of things to draw to help you get started! I have included words that you can draw these Bible pictures next to in your Bible, but the list is endless!

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