Titus Questions and Answers

Titus Chapter One

  1. What two things did Paul say he was to Yahweh (GOD)? A servant and an apostle

  2. What was Yahweh’s promise before the world began? Eternal life to be obtained

  3. In what way is Yahweh’s word made manifest? Through his saints

  4. Since Paul had never married, what did he mean when he said, “Titus mine own son”? He nurtured him in spiritual matters and loved him as his own son in the spirit.

  5. Why did Paul leave Titus in the town of Crete? That he might help set up the churches

  6. What 15 things are required of a bishop? 1.  Be blameless  2. have only one wife   3. have faithful good children  4.  be a Steward of Yahweh 5.  not self-willed  6.  not high tempered  7.  not a drinker  8.  not a striker  9.  not given to foul language  10.  be hospitable  11.   a lover of people  12.  serious  13.  just (acts right) 14.  Have holy (clean thoughts)  15.  live up to what he teaches

  7. What does “bishop” mean?  Superintendent, manager

  8. What does Luke 12:48 and Matthew 7:26-27 say in connection to a bishop? If he fails in his requirements, great will be the fall because he knows better. He has been set as an example.

  9. Paul said there were many unruly, vain talkers and deceivers.  Give the meaning of each of the words below (from the Strong’s Concordance if possible).

    1. Unruly, unsubdued, not serious, unrestrained

    2. Vain talkers, an idle talker, wrangler, someone who likes to argue and bicker

    3. Deceivers, a mind misleader

  10. Whose mouths did Paul say needed to be stopped because they subverted (overturned) whole houses?  Unruly, vain talkers, and deceivers

  11. Paul told Titus to rebuke sharply the Cretians who were liars and evil. Give the meaning of “rebuke sharply.” Confute (admonish, rebuke) abruptly (immediately)

  12. What was to be the effect of rebuking them? So they may be sound in the faith

  13. What are some “fables” people connect to Christianity today that in reality do not have a true spiritual connection at all? Worship of the imaginary powers of Santa Clause, influence of Saint Valentine, the rabbit and the egg, the powers of the yale log, the worship of the evergreen tree, knock on wood, physical eternal fire for sinners, etc.

  14. What were some of the commandments of men that turned the people from the truth? 1 Tim. 4:3: Forbidding to marry, forbidding to eat meat. In our day, the promise of a reward with a special place in a physical heaven just for them causes some to be obedient to a religious concept. Another is that once you confess your sins, all is forgiven, and this is repeated over and over and the life of the person never changes, no real salvation.

  15. What is a reprobate mind? Unapproved, rejected, unfruitful

 

Titus Chapter Two

Questions and Answers

1.  What 6 characteristics are to be seen in aged Christian men and women?

   1.  Sober, circumspect, careful

2.  Grave, venerable, honorable

3.  Temperate,

4.  Sound in faith

5.  Sound in charity

6.  Sound in patience

 

2.  Who were the young Christian women encouraged to learn from? The older women

 

3.  What did the young Christian women need to learn?

1.  Be sober, circumspect, careful

2.  Love your husband (with agape love)

3.  Love your children (using wisdom)

4.  Be discreet, self-controlled

5.  Be chaste, clean, modest, innocent

6.  Keepers of the home

7.  Good (according to the fruit of the Holy Spirit and not according to carnal reasoning).

8.  Obedient (subject) to their own husbands and not other dominant men in their day.

 

Genesis 12:19-20, reveals male dominance as a custom of Abraham and Sarah’s day. This custom is being rejected by the time Titus was written because the Holy Spirit revealed that there was no difference between male and female in the sight of Yahweh (Gal. 3:28). If it is not understood why the wives were told to be obedient to their “own” husbands, one might come to the same conclusion as many do today, saying that women are mentally incapable of thinking as an adult and should not depend upon the Holy Spirit to lead them.

4.  What were the young Christain men to learn:

1.  Be sober minded

2.  Be an example of good works

3.  In doctrine show perfection

4.  Gravity, probity, honest, decent

5.  Sincerity, genuineness

6.  Sound speech, not foolish or foul

 

Titus Chapter Three

Questions and Answers

 

  1. What instructions were given to encourage the people to be good Christian examples?

    1. To be subject to principalities (chief, rank) and powers (privilege, force, freedom)

    2. To obey magistrates (submit to authority)

    3. Be ready to every good work

    4. Speak evil of no man

    5. Be not brawlers

    6. Be gentle

    7. Show meekness (mildness, humility) unto all men

  2. In what way did the SAVIOR appear unto the Christians?  In kindness and love

  3. Why does the SAVIOR save any person? See John 6:38-40. It is the Father’s desire, which is to be fulfilled by the SAVIOR, the Holy Spirit, because he is merciful.

  4. How does the SAVIOR save people? By the washing of regeneration (baptism agreement) and renewing of the Holy Spirit (the Holy Spirit making his abode in us – guide, comforter, teacher).

  5. Verse 7 tells us that we are made right by the “grace” of Jesus Christ.  What does the word “grace” mean? It is the divine influence of the Anointed Word upon our hearts and its reflection in our life (it is the Anointed Word revealed “in” us and “to” us).

  6. Is this grace shed on “all” people or only those who ask? See Acts 2:16-17. It came through the ANOINTING before we were born and given freely unto all mankind. We must recognize that all mankind does not desire righteousness or the power whereby it comes. They love evil more than good and lies more than righteousness (Psa. 52:3).

  7. In verse 9, what 4 things did Paul say to avoid?

    1. foolish (stupid) questions

    2. genealogies (tracing by generations)

    3. contentions (quarreling, arguments)

    4. strivings about the law

  8. Why did Paul say to avoid the thing in verse 9? They are unprofitable and vain (empty, idol)

  9. What should be done with a divisive, disruptive person?  Admonish him and if he continues to be disruptive reject (avoid) him.

  10.  What is to “admonish”? A mild rebuke or warning.

  11.  According to Paul, why would a man be a heretick (disruptive person)?  He is sinful and feeling condemned

  12.  What did Paul ask from the people in Zenas and Apollos’ behalf? Help them on their way and make sure they had what they needed?

  13.  What was Zenas’ profession? He was a lawyer