Sermon Bible Study Guides

Titus 1:10-16 - 13th February 2022

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Titus 1:10-16
  2. Who does Paul identify as the "rebellious" or "insubordinate" people? (verse 10)
  3. What command(s) do you see in this passage?
    1. What reason does Paul give for his command(s)?
    2. What were these people doing that Paul felt the need to give this command?
  4. Do you notice anything that connects to the previous section, Titus 1:5-9?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Read Galatians 1:6-9, Galatians 3:1-5, and Galatians 5:2-4.
    1. How does this help you to understand the "circumcision party"?
    2. What do they seem to be teaching Christians, including Christians in Crete?
  2. Who is "them" in verse 13? Is Paul telling Titus to rebuke the false teachers or someone else?
  3. What does the word "rebuke' mean? What is the goal of rebuking?
  4. Read Titus 1:1-2.
    1. How is this different from the false teachers' approach to godliness
    2. How should "knowledge of the truth" be connected to godliness?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1.  What are some false gospels that Christians may encounter in the world today?
    1. Where do they hear these false teachings?
    2. How can we help one another to be careful who we listen to?
  2. What is the danger of professing to know God but not actually living it out? (verse 16)
    1. 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?
    2. 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?
  3. Pray in light of this passage and about any applications you have made.
  4. Sing all or part of the song Jesus Paid It All to God and to one another.
in Acts

Acts 4:32–5:11 - 24th October, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 4:32–5:11
  2. What ideas/words/phrases are repeated?
  3. Who is mentioned?
    1. What does Luke tell us about Barnabas?
    2. What does Luke tell us about Ananias and Sapphira?
  4. What are the contrasts/comparisons?
  5. What words are used to describe the community of believers in 4:32–35?
  6. What questions are asked?
    1. What are the answers to those questions?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What sin did Ananias and Sapphira commit?
  2. How did Peter confront Ananias?
    1. What happened to Ananias and why?
    2. What was the result upon the church?
  3. How did Peter confront Ananias' wife?
    1. What are the differences between confrontations?
    2. What happened to Sapphira and why?
    3. What was the result upon the church?
  4. How is this passage grounded in the gospel?
  5. What is the main point of this passage?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How are you tempted to look generous to others while you're not being generous in your heart?
  2. How should we respond when secret sin is revealed in the church?
  3. What motivated Barnabas and the other believers to give in the right manner?
  4. How can we protect our church from secret sin?
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