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
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
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?