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Titus 3:9-15: Inductive Bible Study Questions provides colored observation, interpretation and application questions for Titus 3:9-15 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.
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 him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him. 11 You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is 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 that they may provide for daily necessities 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” (NASB).
What cause-effect relationship do we see in verse 9?
How would you distinguish one from another (3:9)?
Which one do you struggle with most and why?
Why do you think Paul tells Titus that foolish controversies, genealogies, arguments, and quarrels about the law are unprofitable and useless (3:9)?
How does Paul state a divisive person to be handled in the church (3:10)?
What does it mean not to have nothing to do with a divisive person (3:10)?
How do you feel about ‘having nothing to do with’ a divisive person in your life?
Why or why not?
Can a divisive person be ignored and shown the love of Christ at the same time? Why or why not?
How is a divisive person described in verse 11?
Why does Paul state that these individuals are self-condemned?
List the different topics Paul addressed in these last verses (3:12-15).
What is Paul requesting them to do in verse 12?
What might this show of his work/personal relationship with Titus?
What does Paul tell Titus that Christians should do? (3:14)
What reason does he give for this instruction? (3:14)
List at least four synonyms for the word ‘devote’ found in 3:14?
How does verse 13 exemplify the general instruction in verse 14?
What is a specific good thing you can do this week? Set a time to do it.
From looking at the stern advise in verses 9-10, one might think Paul was a strong leader. How should we modify our conclusions about Paul from verse 15?
This inductive Bible study series on the Book of Titus ends here. Feel free to explore our commentary resources on the Book of Titus.
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