Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus frequently mention the importance of good works: See 1 Timothy 2:10, 5:10, Titus 3:1, 3:14, 6:18, Titus 2:14, 3:1, 8, 14.
- How would you define “good works”?
- What specific good works do 1 Timothy 5:9-10 and Titus 3:14 identify?
Titus 2:11-14 is one of the grandest texts in Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus. It tells us that the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. That grace teaches us how to behave.
- What does it say we are to do, first negatively, then positively?
- Why according to Titus 2:14 did Jesus give Himself for us?
- Why do you think God wants us to be a people who are zealous for good works?
1 Timothy 6:17-19
- Who addressed with these commands?
- Are they to sell everything they have?
- What blessing is promised to those who share in this manner?
1 Timothy 2:9-10
- How does a woman “adorn herself” with good works?
- How does Titus 3:8 describe the command to do good works?
- What did we say previously about the “faithful sayings” in Timothy and Titus?
- What are some of the other “faithful sayings”.
- Compare verse 8 with verse 9. What does it say about the kind of people we ought to be?