What does it say?
- Read Titus 1:1-4
- Who wrote this letter?
- What does the person call themselves? (v. 1)
- What has the person been "entrusted" with? (v. 3)
- Who was the letter written to?
- What is the person called? (v. 4)
- Do you see any repeated words or ideas?
- How is God described in these verses?
What does it mean?
- What is an 'apostle' in v. 1?
- Why do you think Paul calls Titus "my true child" in v. 4?
- What is the connection between faith, knowledge, and godliness in verse 1?
- How might someone gain "knowledge of the truth"?
- How does the gospel produce godliness in people's lives?
- Paul uses "our savior" to describe God and Christ Jesus (v. 3,4). Why do you think Paul repeats this phrase?
How should it change us?
- How can we be encouraged by this passage?
- This passage offers some great reminders about who God is.
- How does knowing God's character help you to live the Christian life?
- What are some ways we can imitate God's character in our own lives?
- Paul describes his relationship with Titus as that of a parent and a child. (v. 4)
- Do your relationships with other Christians feel like family?
- Is there someone in your life who you would describe as a spiritual parent or a spiritual child?
- If so, how can you grow in that relationship?
- If not, what are some ways that you could begin discipleship relationships like this?
- Sing What a Savior (Man of Sorrows) to God and to one another.