Last month my sweet friend, Trisha, invited me to join her in this four-week bible study of Titus at a local church. I’ve never studied Titus before so I was excited for this new adventure! Walking in Power, Love, and Discipline by Kay Arthur is an amazing, in-depth study of Titus. Check it out!
Things you will need for this study:
- A Bible
- A copy of Walking in Power, Love, and Discipline by Kay Arthur. This copy was ordered online, but other studies by Kay Arthur can be found at Mardel or LifeWay.
- A printed copy of Titus so you can make notations
- Multiple colors of pens
- An open and focused mind 🙂
Here’s a page from my printed copy to show you how in-depth we went in this study. Kay guided us mark certain ideas/ people to focus on each day. My notes on the margins are from discussion in small groups.
Titus is a three chapter book in the New Testament of the Bible. It is a letter from Paul, one of the great missionaries in starting the Christian church, to a man named Titus. In this letter, Paul gives instruction to Titus to appoint elders (leaders of the church) in the cities Paul has sent him to.
At this time, Titus is in Crete where false teachers have deceived the people of the church. Paul lists qualities of a godly elder, and asks Titus to be an example of this for these people. Paul reminds us that Jesus gave himself “to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people who are his very own, eager to do what is good” (Titus 2:14). Paul also encourages older men and women to teach younger men and women how to live a life that honors God.
My experience with this study:
Overall, this study has greatly encouraged my faith, knowledge of God, and how Christians are to live. I learned about what I should look for in church leadership, a man, and what kind of woman I want to be. It was such a joy to study Titus with the women in my small group (shout out to Becky for being the BEST bible study leader!).
Most importantly, I am reminded how we were once foolish and deceived people in need of God’s kindness and mercy. God didn’t save us from ourselves based on any work we did, but because He is merciful and loves us.
I encourage you to pick up this study, gather a few friends together, and dive into this small, yet meaningful Word! Let me know what you think in the comments below. I’d love to hear your insights of Titus!
Petit à Petit,