Studying Paul’s Letter to Titus
This past Sunday was our last message from Titus. Our church has been working through this small, yet powerful book for the past 6 weeks. It has been rich in theology, but also rich in applicable take-home instruction.
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9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. 11 You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.
12 As soon as I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, because I have decided to winter there. 13 Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way and see that they have everything they need. 14 Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.
15 Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.
1. What are your initial thoughts on the passage or the message?
2. Have you ever heard a foolish question? If so, what was it and why was it foolish?
3. The passage refers to a few unprofitable discussion items. How have these been a problem throughout church history? Are they still a problem today?
4. Have you ever experienced a divisive person? How was that person dealt with?
5. Have you ever experienced a divisive person in the church? How did it effect the church as a whole?
6. In Paul’s final remarks, he says the “people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good”. What does this mean to you? What does this look like in the church?
Grace Be With You All
How has Paul’s letter to Titus impacted your church, small group or impacted you personally?