What does it say?
- Read Titus 1:10-16
- Who does Paul identify as the "rebellious" or "insubordinate" people? (verse 10)
- What command(s) do you see in this passage?
- What reason does Paul give for his command(s)?
- What were these people doing that Paul felt the need to give this command?
- Do you notice anything that connects to the previous section, Titus 1:5-9?
What does it mean?
- Read Galatians 1:6-9, Galatians 3:1-5, and Galatians 5:2-4.
- How does this help you to understand the "circumcision party"?
- What do they seem to be teaching Christians, including Christians in Crete?
- Who is "them" in verse 13? Is Paul telling Titus to rebuke the false teachers or someone else?
- What does the word "rebuke' mean? What is the goal of rebuking?
- Read Titus 1:1-2.
- How is this different from the false teachers' approach to godliness
- How should "knowledge of the truth" be connected to godliness?
How should it change us?
- What are some false gospels that Christians may encounter in the world today?
- Where do they hear these false teachings?
- How can we help one another to be careful who we listen to?
- What is the danger of professing to know God but not actually living it out? (verse 16)
- Are there areas in your life where you know you are missing the mark? What would it look like to confess it to God and obey?
- Everyone has "blind spots" where they can't see where they are missing the mark. Who is someone you can ask to help you see your blind spots?
- Pray in light of this passage and about any applications you have made.
- Sing all or part of the song Jesus Paid It All to God and to one another.