Bible Study

Warnings and Reminders

Wisdom for a Young Head Coach
Week 20

II Timothy 2:14-19

Discussion Questions:

  • What are the instructions and values about which you constantly remind and warn your staff?  (v.14) Academic excellence, honorable behavior, wisdom, hard work, passionate play…
  • How does one reward a coach who has proven himself through hard work and wise use of speech?  (v.15) Public recognition, financial bonus, personal thanks…
  • Where does godless chatter, like in verses 16-18, show up in the world of coaching?  Crude stories, gossip about other people, criticizing others on the staff…
  • How does such godless chatter act like the gangrene mentioned in verse 17?  It eats away at the loyalty, respect and good will on a team…

Weekly Summary:

  • Keep the big ideas about coaching in front of your staff constantly.
  • Strongly reward the coaches who do particularly well.
  • Don’t fall into godless chatter and its destructive pattern of criticism, second guessing and blame shifting.


  • 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 2