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Titus 1:1-4: Inductive Bible Study Questions provides colored observation, interpretation and application questions for Titus 1:1-4 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.
1 Paul, a bond-servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, 2 in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago, 3 but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior; 4 to Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
God appointed Paul the apostle to write to Titus to build up the chosen people of God.
When you have a minute to introduce yourself, how do you do it?
Who are the characters in this passage?
How would you define and differentiate a slave from an apostle? (Titus 1:1)
Should you see yourself as a slave of Jesus Christ? Why or why not?
Seeing yourself as a slave of Christ, what implications should that have for your own life? Cite one or two examples.
In what ways is Titus described? (Titus 1:4)
Why is Titus described as a true child in the faith?
What do you think of the significance that Paul refers to himself as a slave while calling Titus a child?
Should you see yourself as a child of God? Why or why not?
What implications should that have for your own life? Cite one or two examples.
How many times is the term ‘God’ used in these verses? (Titus 1:1-4)
What are the things said to be given to God’s people in verse 4?
Why might Paul often start his letters with these terms grace and peace?
Choose one and share one way it is found in your life?
How is Jesus Christ described in these verses? (Titus 1:1-4)
Why might Jesus and God both be described as our Savior?
What are the implications of this for our own lives?
Who are the chosen of God? (Titus 1:1)
For what reason(s) did Paul write to the chosen of God?
What did God promise long ago and how did He reveal it?
What might ‘His word’ refer to and the significance of it?
Do you know that you have eternal life and if so what are some indications of that?
Scriptures typically quoted from the New American Standard Bible unless noted:
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