What does it say?
- Read Titus 3:1-15
- What commands do you see?
- Do you notice any words repeated?
- What contrasts do you see in this passage (look for the word "but")
- What does Pual say about good works in these verses? (v. 1, 5, 8, 14)
What does it mean?
- Why do you think Titus needs to remind the Cretans to do good works?
- How are we saved? (v. 5)
- If we're not saved by our good works, why does Paul want them to "devote" themselves to good works? (v. 8, 14)
- What "things" are excellent and profitable for people?
- Look back to verses 4-7. How would you sum up these verses in 1 sentence?
- How are "these things" profitable?
- What does it mean to "stir up division"? (v. 10)
- Why does Paul Give Such a strong warning against this?
- Paul mentions many people in verses 12-15.
- What do these brief comments tell you about Paul's relationships with them?
- Who are "our people" in verse 14?
How should it change us?
- What would it look like for someone to cause division in a church today?
- How might you be susceptible to causing division?
- What is something that you can do to promote unity in the church, rather than division?
- What is one specific way that you've seen good works in another person's life lately? (tell them!)
- How can you grow in doing good and worthwhile things yourself?
- Are there any "unfruitful" things that you should give up?
- Pray in light of this passage and about any applications you have made.
- Sing Not in Me to God and to one another.