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Titus 1:1-4 - January 9th, 2022

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Titus 1:1-4
  2. Who wrote this letter?
    1. What does the person call themselves? (v. 1)
    2. What has the person been "entrusted" with? (v. 3)
  3. Who was the letter written to?
    1. What is the person called? (v. 4)
  4. Do you see any repeated words or ideas?
  5. How is God described in these verses?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What is an 'apostle' in v. 1?
  2. Why do you think Paul calls Titus "my true child" in v. 4?
  3. What is the connection between faith, knowledge, and godliness in verse 1?
    1. How might someone gain "knowledge of the truth"?
    2. How does the gospel produce godliness in people's lives?
  4. Paul uses "our savior" to describe God and Christ Jesus (v. 3,4). Why do you think Paul repeats this phrase?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can we be encouraged by this passage?
  2. This passage offers some great reminders about who God is.
    1. How does knowing God's character help you to live the Christian life?
    2. What are some ways we can imitate God's character in our own lives?
  3. Paul describes his relationship with Titus as that of a parent and a child. (v. 4)
    1. Do your relationships with other Christians feel like family?
    2. Is there someone in your life who you would describe as a spiritual parent or a spiritual child?
      1. If so, how can you grow in that relationship?
      2. If not, what are some ways that you could begin discipleship relationships like this?
  4. Sing What a Savior (Man of Sorrows) to God and to one another.
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