Good Lives for Good Works
Good Lives for Good Works: Introduction to Titus (Titus 1-3)
October 25, 2020
APPLICATION QUESTIONS: If someone who does not know you watched your life for a week, would they say, "Wow, that person is eager to do what is good"? What is the main responsibility of an elder in the local church? Why must an elder be blameless? What does it mean to be blameless? Define good works according to Titus. What good work has God called you to do?
Good Works of Friendship (Titus 3:12-15)
December 27, 2020
APPLICATION QUESTIONS: How important is face-to-face friendship to the Christian life? How has the 2020 COVID pandemic changed your perspective on 'togetherness'? Do you keep up with friends? What friend needs to hear from you in the new year? What makes a good friendship? Does your friendship matter to others? Since the book of Titus is all about good works, what new good work has God called you to do?
Good Work of Silence (Titus 3:8-11)
December 20, 2020 • Michael Wilburn, Senior Pastor
Application Questions: Can you pinpoint a good work that others receive as excellent and profitable? What is your unique gift? How does speech or silence help you do the good works described in Titus 32:8-11? What type of unprofitable and worthless speech are Christians called to avoid? Do you know a person who creates division? Have you warned them? Do you avoid them?
The Good Work of Ambition (Titus 3:1-7)
December 6, 2020
Application Questions: If the Gospel makes all the difference, then how different should believers be from the unbelieving culture? How do good works reflect and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Are good works essential to the Gospel? Of the negative traits listed in Titus 3:3, name one that is particularly obstinate for Christians to avoid. Why is this the case? What is a Christian attitude toward civil authority?
Good Work of Grace (Titus 2:11-15)
November 22, 2020
Application Questions: Define grace as an action. Where does grace originate? How does salvation progressively transform how you think and act? What is the blessed hope according to Titus 2:13? What are Christians called to do with the blessed hope? What does it mean to be “zealous”? Is it a good thing? How does zeal affect good works?
The Good Work of Discipling (Titus 2:1-10)
November 15, 2020
Should people see your good works? Should you hide your good works? Who observes you modeling good works? What life-stage category(s) in Titus 2:1-10 define you? What specific good work do you need and should you give? Does the Bible condone slavery in Titus 2:9? Are there differences between slavery in the Bible and slavery in the American experience? How are good works connected to doctrine (teaching)?
The Good Work of Leading (Titus 1:4-16)
November 8, 2020
Application Questions: What are the character qualities of true spiritual leaders? Does personal character matter in leadership? If so, how? What are the qualities of a false spiritual leader? How can you spot them in the church? Who protects the church from false spiritual leaders? How is the church protected according to Titus? If you follow a good leader, what avenues for good works will it open for you?
Good Work of Teaching (Titus 1:1-3)
November 1, 2020
APPLICATION QUESTIONS What promise has God made according to Titus 1:2? How and when will God fulfill his promise? What good works can be done in application of today’s sermon (Titus 1:1-3)? What is God’s purpose in preaching? Why not simply distribute or read the Bible? How does this passage help you understand the relationship between knowing the truth and living a godly life?