Community Group Questions 5.23.21
Sermon // “A New Community” Titus 2
- Paul appointed Titus to lead the church and appoint other leaders. Can you explain the process of appointing leaders at your church?
a. How do people gain influence in ways that divide a church?
b. How far does scripture allow you to voice your opinions or thrust forward your agenda in a church setting?
c. How do these verses apply: Phil. 2:3-4, Gal. 6:2, Heb. 13:17, 1 Peter 5:1-4.
- Read Titus 2:2-9 and notice the different groups he addresses. Is the instruction given still applicable today?
a. What are the challenges today that older men face vs. younger men?
b. How do you think the church can better facilitate older women speaking into the lives of younger women?
c. What can be the challenge of over emphasizing gender segregated discipleship?
- How do these verses emphasize that cultural change will come about through the gospel proving itself in public life: 2:5, 2:8, 2:10, 3:8-9, 3:14.
a. Can you think of any experiences you have had that illustrate the truth of these verses (good or bad)?
b. How good is the church doing Titus 3:1?
- Explain how this could be true or false: Unsaved Guam residents don’t know any Christians because the Christians are too busy doing stuff at their campus headquarters.
- Read Titus 3:4-7 and discuss how these verses represent an ideal citizen and how Christians can pursue the common good of the island.
a. How does Jeremiah 29:4-7 fit into this?
b. How true or false to you think Paul’s assertion is that we win the culture through zealous works rather than culture war movements?
c. How can you be better at living in culture and building relationships with lost people?