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Titus 2:11-15: Inductive Bible Study Questions provides colored observation, interpretation and application questions for Titus 2:11-15 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.
11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus; 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. 15 These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you. (NASB)
What is said to appear in the world (2:11)? What impact did it have on mankind?
What does ‘the grace of God’ mean or refer to (2:11)?
Does ‘bringing salvation to all men’ mean that everyone is saved (2:11)? How do you know?
Has God brought salvation to you? When? How?
List the changes in 2:12-14a that happen to a genuine believer as God’s grace transforms them.
What are ‘worldly desires’? List at least five kinds.
What does it practically mean for you to live ‘sensibly, righteously and godly’? Write down two decisions that you made because of this godly pursuit.
Would you say that you are looking forward more to Christ’s return or a comfortable earthly life? When were the last two times you reflected on Christ’s return?
What does the phrase ‘who gave Himself for us’ mean?
List the purposes for which God brought His grace into the world (2:14).
What is the difference between ‘redeem from every lawless deed’ and ‘purify for Himself a people for His own possession’?
In what practical ways do you see yourself a person for God’s possession? Do you think God wants more of your heart and life? How so?
What are three synonyms for ‘zealous’?
Would you say that you are ‘zealous for good deeds’? What is one further thing you could do that would make you so?
Summarize what ‘these things’ refer to (2:15).
What is Titus suppose to do with ‘these things’?
What does it mean to do these things ‘with all authority’?
How do you respond when people ‘disregard’ you or what you say when you share the Gospel? Is this the same or different from what Paul says here?