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Titus 1:5-9: Inductive Bible Study Questions provides colored observation, interpretation and application questions for Titus 1:5-9 so that one can become familiar with the different kinds of study questions that comprise a good study. This is an excellent resource for small groups or adult Sunday School on learning the basic skills needed for inductive Bible studies.
5 “For this reason I left you in Crete, that you might set in order what remains, and appoint elders in every city as I directed you, 6 namely, if any man be above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion. 7 For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, 8 but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, 9 holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.”
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What kind of leaders in the church do you like to work under?
Why was Titus left in Crete (1:5)?
What kind of leaders are mentioned in this passage (1:5-9)?
What are the differences and similarities between these terms?
What are the qualifications of leadership that Paul wanted Titus to focus on? What are the positive traits mentioned?
What does ‘having children who believe’ mean?
What areas do you think ‘self-control’ might refer to?
What does ‘holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching’ mean?
What might ‘sound doctrine’ refer to?
Even if you do not see your self as a leader, why should these qualities have a relevance to your own lives?
What are the negative traits mentioned?
What does ‘dissipation’ mean?
Are there any other terms that we need to define?
What is self-willed? How would your recognize a person being self-willed?
Which leaders in the scriptures had such problems and what was the outcome?
Go through the negative traits above and rate them starting with the one you have least trouble with and ending with the one you have the most trouble with.