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Titus 2:11-15

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Motivation for Godly Living and Christian Conduct

Titus 2:11-15

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Lesson Number 6

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. The grace of God should motivate the believer to live a more godly life.
  2. The second coming of Christ should motivate the believer to live a more godly life.
  3. The sacrifice of Christ should motivate the believer to live a more godly life.

Practical Application

  1. Be what you believe in the little things.

Questions

  1. Explain what it meant when Paul wrote to Titus, “Let no one despise you.”
  2. Why were the exhortations for godly living aimed at Cretan Christians?
  3. List the three motivating factors that should stimulate all believers to follow through on these exhortations.
  4. What is the grace of God?
  5. What was the sacrifice of Christ?

Answers

  1. Paul was telling Titus to deal with the situation, not to let the false teachers escape or disregard him.
  2. Because the Cretans were known for their loose, ungodly, and rebellious lifestyle.
  3. The grace of God, the second coming of Christ, and the sacrifice of Christ.
  4. It is God’s unmerited favor toward us.
  5. His giving Himself for us that He might redeem and purify us to make us His own special treasure.

Discuss/Consider

  1. Re-read Titus 2:11. Does this mean that all men have heard and are to be saved?
  2. What is the blessed hope and the glorious appearing? (Titus 2:13) What does it mean to you? What should this mean to you?

Challenge

  1. How are you denying ungodliness in your life?

Key Verses

  • “The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” – Titus 2:11-13

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