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Titus 2:1-10: Inductive Bible Study Questions provides colored observation, interpretation and application questions for Titus 2:1-10 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 “But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine. 2 Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance. 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, 4 so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.
6 Likewise urge the young men to be sensible; 7 in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, 8 sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us. 9 Urge bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, 10 not pilfering, but showing all good faith so that they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.”
What is Paul instructing Titus to do (2:1)
What is sound doctrine? Name 6 teachings that you would call sound doctrine.
What are the characteristics that he emphasizes for older men (2:2)?
What is the difference between temperate and self-controlled (2)?
What are the characteristics that he emphasizes for older women (2:3-4a)?
What does Paul portray as the goal for living a godly life as an older woman?
Have you ever had the opportunity to train up a new believer? Why or why not? Have you ever considered it?
What character flaws would need to be improved in your own life to arrive at the place where you are able to train up a new believer?
Do you think it is the responsibility of all believers to train other believers?
What are the characteristics that he emphasizes for younger women (4b-5)?
How do you think the word of God is dishonored when a woman is not subject to her husband?
Why are young women encouraged to love their husbands and their children?
From these descriptions how can a young woman today guard her love for her family?
What are the characteristics that he emphasizes for younger men (6-8)?
What kind of speech do we need so that people have nothing bad to say about us?
How do you become “pure in doctrine”?
Why is pure doctrine important for the development of a man?
What are the characteristics that he emphasizes for bondslaves (9-10)? (Note: slave here is the same as slave in 1:1)
How can we apply this in the work world, dealing with manager relationships or for those in authority over us?