Reading this week: Titus and Costly Grace
This week we think more about grace as Paul encourages his young protégé Titus and the church on Crete.
Monday: Titus 1:1-4, Paul and faith
Why does Paul say it was through his preaching that God “brought his word to light”? When have you experienced the “knowledge of truth that leads to godliness” effect of faith?
Tuesday: Titus 1:5-6, Elders and grace
One of Titus’ jobs was leadership development – to appoint elders. But note the similarities between elder qualities and grace qualities in Titus 2:12! What are the grace qualities that God is developing in your life?
Wednesday: Titus 2:1-10, Teaching points of grace
Which of these grace “teaching points” is God working on in your life right now? How did these teaching points address the problems in Crete? How will these teaching points speak prophetically to our culture?
Thursday: Titus 2:11-15, Grace and doing what is good
Grace makes us “eager to do what is good.” When did you first make the change from duty to eagerness?
Friday: Titus 3:1-11, Justified by grace
Both slaves and citizens are to “be subject” to authority. Why is this such a difficult Christian character quality? How has grace helped you see the “at one time” reality of your life?
Saturday: Titus 3:12-15, Grace and productive lives
These might seem like just names, but Artemas, Tychicus, Zenas and Apollos are among my New Testament heroes. Who are the heroes of the faith that God is calling you to “see that they have everything that they need? How have you made “doing good” and being productive into a vocation from God?