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Titus 2:6-10

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Characteristics for Godly Living to Young Men and Christian Slaves

Titus 2:6-10

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Lesson Number 5

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. Younger men who are sound in doctrine will display integrity, dignity and good works in their lifestyle.
  2. Employees who are sound in doctrine will make Christ attractive by their honest and trustworthy lifestyle.

Practical Application

  1. Let’s not provide ammunition to the enemy.
  2. Let’s be attractive ornaments on the Christian tree.

Questions

  1. How do we know that some of the false teaching in Crete had to do with the family, the roles of men and women, and the authority structures in the home and in the church?
  2. Name the five different groups of Christians addressed in Titus 2:1-10. What was the teaching common to all?
  3. What does sound doctrine lead to?
  4. Why was Titus wise in having the older women teach the younger women, rather than doing it himself? How does this apply today?
  5. How are young men to use their zeal and energy?

Answers

  1. Because of the teaching of Titus in Chapter 2, which is aimed at these roles and authority structures.
  2. Older men, older women, younger women, younger men and Christian slaves. They were all told to live lives in line with sound doctrine (Titus 2:1).
  3. It leads to the spiritual health of Christians.
  4. Titus as young (probably single) Christian man. It is better to avoid temptation and the appearance of evil. If the church would follow this biblical guideline today, there would be fewer cases of sexual sin within the church.
  5. It should be channeled into good works, and Christian service, for the glory of God.

Discuss/Consider

  1. How can the exhortation to Christian slaves be applied to Christians in today’s workplace?
  2. How are we providing ammunition to the enemy? How can we avoid this?

Challenge

  1. How can you be an attractive ornament on the Christian tree? (Titus 2:10)

Key Verses

  • “…that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.” – Titus 2:8
  • ”…adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.” – Titus 2:10

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