INTRODUCTION TO BIBLE STUDY GUIDE

These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.
 

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Bible Study Guide: 

Train The Younger Women

By Scarlett Stough

To prepare for this Bible study guide, please read the Women in Christ Commentary The Younger Women of Titus Chapter Two. [If you haven’t already done so, please read The Older Women of Titus Chapter Two in the February issue.]
 

Part I. The Example of the Younger Women of Titus Chapter Two

1. Titus 2:4-6 What character traits are Christian women to learn and practice? Give an example of a practical application of each trait.

2. How would learning to live this way in a family bring honor to God? Conversely, how does the absence of these qualities “malign” the word of God?
 

Part II. Love Their Husbands and Children

1. Philippians 1:9-11; Galatians 5:22-23 Who is the source of love and how do we gain the capacity to love?

2. Galatians 5:22-23; I Corinthians 13:4-7 What are the facets of love listed in these passages? Give an example of each quality in practice in the home?

3. Hebrews 12:5-11; Colossians 3:21 How can a parent show love through discipline?

4. Proverbs 31:11-12; Ephesians 5:33 In what specific ways can a wife show love and respect to her husband?
 

Part III. To Be Self-Controlled

1. Romans 8:1-17; Galatians 5:22-23  How does faith in Jesus give the capacity for self-control? What is your part in it?

2. In what ways does self-control enable a family to live together in peace? What effect does parental self-control, or lack of it, have on the children?
 

Part IV. And Pure

1. II Corinthians 11:2-4 How can a person maintain a “pure devotion to Christ?”

2. I Timothy 5:22 What is meant by “Keep yourself pure” in this passage?

3. Philippians 4:8-9 What thoughts would you consider to be pure? How do you keep out impure thoughts?

4. Summarize everything that is involved in being pure.
 

Part V. To Be Busy At Home [or Good Homemakers---Holman Christian Standard Bible]

1. Proverbs 31:10-31 What options are open to this ideal wife and mother? What words would you use to describe her character and activities?

2. Acts 16:14; 18:2-3, 24-26; Luke 8:1-3; Romans 16:1-16 In light of the activities of these women in Christ, how do you think Paul intended his instructions to women to be understood in actual practice?
 

Part VI. To Be Kind [usually translated “good”] (agathos, as an adjective describes that which, being “good” in its character or constitution, is beneficial in its effect.”---The New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible.)

1. Romans 12:1-2, 9-21; Proverbs 31:12, 20, 30 How can you, as a wife, mother, and Christian, be “beneficial” in the effect you have on your family and beyond?

2. James 3:13-18; Titus 2:4-5 Compare the qualities of wisdom to the qualities of character the older women are to model and teach the younger women?
 

Part VII. To Be Subject To Their Husbands
(hupotasso [to be subject to], in non-military use, it was a voluntary attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility, and carrying a burden.---The New Strong‘s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible)

1. I Peter 5:5; Ephesians 5:21; Colossians 3:18-4:1; James 3:17 Is any Christian exempt from the command to submit one to another?

2. I Peter 5:2-3; Matthew 20:25-28; Philippians 2:5-8 How are Christians instructed to treat others while carrying out their responsibilities? If this were practiced in marriages, how would this affect the relationship among the family members?

3. Philippians 2:1-4 What can you do to begin practicing humility and the tender, compassionate love of Christ within your family? 

 

 
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