Bible Study

Finishing Well

Wisdom for a Young Head Coach
Week 25

II Timothy 4:1-8

Discussion Questions:

  • Have you ever been given a charge by your mentor or been strongly challenged as you began a new assignment?  (v.1) Tell us about that.  What did he ask you to do?  What was the assignment that challenged your abilities the greatest?
  • What characteristics or principles of coaching are applicable both in and out of season?  (v.2) Rest, proper nutrition, good workouts, academic excellence…
  • When do your staff and players grow weary of sound coaching and instruction?  (vv.3-4) During losing streaks, when presented without creativity, when given in a whining tone…
  • How should we respond to such situations?  (v.5) Stay under control, press on, endure hardship, do the work, fulfill your role…
  • Have you ever been to the retirement party or a funeral for an elder coach?  (vv.6-8) Whose was it?   Did he finish his career or life well or poorly?  What was the end result of the coach’s life?  Good or bad?  Pride or embarrassment for his family and friends?

Weekly Summary:

  • Occasionally look back on the challenging assignments in your career and how they shaped your life.
  • Be prepared in season and out, to honor Christ will all of your life.
  • Look for new and creative ways to teach and coach with wisdom.
  • Finish your life and career well and you can look forward to a great reward.


  • Read the bible verse aloud at the beginning.
  • The questions for discussion will appear in normal text like this.
  • Suggested answers, discussion hints and follow up questions will appear in italics like this.
Bible Reference: 
1 Timothy 4