Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Titus

Titus 3:1-15 - 15th May 2022

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Titus 3:1-15
  2. What commands do you see?
  3. Do you notice any words repeated?
  4. What contrasts do you see in this passage (look for the word "but")
  5. What does Pual say about good works in these verses? (v. 1, 5, 8, 14)

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Why do you think Titus needs to remind the Cretans to do good works?
  2. How are we saved? (v. 5)
    1. If we're not saved by our good works, why does Paul want them to "devote" themselves to good works? (v. 8, 14)
  3. What "things" are excellent and profitable for people?
    1. Look back to verses 4-7. How would you sum up these verses in 1 sentence?
    2. How are "these things" profitable?
  4. What does it mean to "stir up division"? (v. 10)
    1. Why does Paul Give Such a strong warning against this?
  5. Paul mentions many people in verses 12-15. 
    1. What do these brief comments tell you about Paul's relationships with them?
    2. Who are "our people" in verse 14?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What would it look like for someone to cause division in a church today?
    1. How might you be susceptible to causing division?
    2. What is something that you can do to promote unity in the church, rather than division?
  2. What is one specific way that you've seen good works in another person's life lately? (tell them!)
    1. How can you grow in doing good and worthwhile things yourself?
    2. Are there any "unfruitful" things that you should give up?
  3. Pray in light of this passage and about any applications you have made.
  4. Sing Not in Me to God and to one another.
in Titus

Titus 2:11-15 - 1st May 2022

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Titus 2:11-15
  2. Do you notice any repeated words?
  3. Are there any words that you need to define? ("denounce" or "zealous")
  4. Do you see any words or topics that Paul has talked about in previous sections?
  5. What words are used to describe God?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What does Paul mean by training in verse 12?
    1. Where do we get training? (v. 11)
    2. Read 1 Timothy 4:8 and 2 Timothy 3:16 (other letters written by Paul). What do they say is the purpose of training?
  2. Paul repeats the word "people" in verse 11 and verse 14.
    1. Who are these "people"?
    2. Do both verses have the same "people" in mind?
    3. Read Exodus 19:3-6. How does it help us to understand the "people" that Paul might be talking about?
  3. Why did Jesus give himself up? (v. 14)
    1. How should we live while we are waiting for his return?
  4. What do you think that Paul means by "these things" in verse 15?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Do you feel trained enough to "renounce ungodliness" & to "live self-controlled"?
    1. How could you get training? (2 Timothy 3:16)
    2. Who could you get training from?
  2. How does living in the hope of Christ's return affect how you live today?
    1. What's one thing you can do this week to remind yourself of the hope of Christ's return?
  3. Pray in light of this passage and about any applications you have made.
  4. Sing Where Shall I Be? to God and to one another.

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