Week One:

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Session 1 Notes:

Doctrine is the teaching of our _____________,revealed in __________, and transmitted to us by the __________ in the Holy Scriptures, and it is to be received, confessed and followed for the glory of _____________.

A shorter definition of doctrine is this – teaching ______ God, _______ God that _________ us to the glory of God.

Doctrine gives us incredible ________ to fight ____

Doctrine gives us incredible _________ to live for

Titus 2:14-15 Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all _________________ for himself a people for his own possession who are ________________15 Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

we don’t get saved by the gospel and _________ – we get saved by the gospel and _________

Titus 3:1-3 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.

Titus 3:9-11 But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. 10 As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him,11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.

Doctrine leads to _____

Belief leads to _______ 

Discussion Questions:

  • If you came to faith in Christ as an adult talk about what your life looked like before you built it on the truth of God’s Word?
  • What specific beliefs and/or behaviors changed once you believed what God said about God?
  • Why must we renounce sinful passions before being able to live a life that glorifies God?
  • Tell of an older person in your life that left a distinct impression on your life by living out one of the qualities in Titus.
  • Paul was a mentor to both Titus and Timothy. He didn’t just  preach doctrine he lived it out in a mentoring role. Who are you mentoring and how are you being blessed in that relationship?
  • Read Matt 7:22-27 and describe what life looks like when a person builds their life on God’s truth and what it looks like when a person doesn’t build their life on God’s truth?

Session 1 Answers:

Doctrine is the teaching of our Heavenly Father,revealed in Jesus Christ, and transmitted to us by the Holy Spirit in the Holy Scriptures, and it is to be received, confessed and followed for the glory of God’s name.

A shorter definition of doctrine is this – teaching from God, about God that directs us to the glory of God.

Doctrine gives us incredible power to fight sin

Doctrine gives us incredible purpose to live for

Titus 2:14-15 Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works15 Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

we don’t get saved by the gospel and move on – we get saved by the gospel and go deeper

Titus 3:1-3 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.

Titus 3:9-11 But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. 10 As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him,11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.

Doctrine leads to deeds

Belief leads to behavior