Titus

The Courageous Mother

Not to be confused with Wonder Woman™

  1. Motherhood (Titus 2:3-5)
  2. The Gospel (Romans 1:1-7, 16)
  3. Gospel + Motherhood = Courageous Motherhood
  4. Motherhood is primarily about Chaos and Order (Genesis 2-3).

    • Mothers have a new Power
Steven Canfield - Harvest Bible Chapel Pittsburgh East (Associate Pastor)

Steven Canfield - Harvest Bible Chapel Pittsburgh East (Associate Pastor)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Titus 2:3-5

  1. What ways do God's grace allow you to be a better mother?

  2. How did you see God's grace presented in your mother's care for you growing up?

  3. How can you give grace back to your mother this week?

Breakout Questions:
Pray for your mother and specifically the mother's in your group.

Controlling the Fire: Honoring God with our Speech

Some Types of Sinful Speech:

BOASTING

COMPLAINING

SLANDER (GOSSIP/BACKBITING)

PROFANITY

CARELESS WORDS / EMPTY CHATTER

LYING


Truths from the text to help control the fire:

  1. We are ACCOUNTABLE for how we use our TONGUE. (Titus 3:1-2)

  2. Control the TONGUE, control the BODY. (Titus 3:2-5)

  3. Recognize that the TONGUE DEFILES us. (Titus 3:6)

  4. Our TONGUE can be used for GOOD and EVIL . (Titus 3:9-10)

  5. We are POWERLESS to tame the TONGUE without Christ. (Titus 3:7-8)
Mark Ort - HBCPN Elder

Mark Ort - HBCPN Elder

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read 1 Timothy 3:11 and Titus 3:2

  1. What does it mean to malign someone? Gossip and slander is vicious and damaging. How do you prevent this kind of evil communication from damaging your life and the lives of others?
     
  2. What is profanity? Does the culture dictate what words we consider profane? What words or phrases should we stop using, and why?
     
  3. If there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1), will Christians really be held accountable for every careless or idle word (Matthew 12:36). How do you reconcile these two passages?
     
  4. Reviewing 2 Peter 1:3-11, discuss "God's part" and "our part" in controlling the tongue.

  
Breakout Questions:

Have you been encouraging/exhorting other in their walk with Christ this week? In what circumstances? Pray for one another.

Unapologetic Preaching

What kind of church is this?

Pillar #1
Proclaiming the authority of God's Word without apology

  1. The Church has been entrusted by God with the job of UPHOLDING His truth.

  2. The Church has been entrusted by God with the job of PROCLAIMING His truth.

  3. Titus 2:15 - Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

Preaching with AUTHORITY demands...
  1. ... the CONTENT is from the BIBLE.
    What does the Bible say?

  2. ... the APPLICATION is APPARENT.
    What does the Bible say to do?

  3. ... NO ONE is EXEMPT.
    What does the Bible say that I need to do?

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Titus 2:15

  1. How do you know if a sermon is ”good”? What makes a sermon “bad”? What criteria do you use? What criteria would the Bible give us to discern whether the preacher “proclaimed the Word of the Lord”?
     
  2. Why do some churches/preachers get away from clear preaching of God’s Word?

Breakout Questions:

  1. How much actual authority do you allow the Bible to have in your life? Is there any area in your life in which you are rejecting a clear command from God?
     
  2. Pray for one another.