Lesson for Nov. 8, 2020: Appoint Godly Leaders (Titus 1:5-11)
“Blame the Leaders?” by David Faust (Lesson Application)
Study Questions for Groups
By Michael C. Mack
1. What new challenge did you face last week?
2. In what specific ways did the Lord give you strength this past week so that through you his message could be proclaimed?
Ask three people—two readers and one reteller—to help. Ask the readers to read Titus 1:5-11 one after the other, preferably from different Bible versions.
Ask the third person to summarize what this passage is about.
3. If you were mentoring someone on how to be a good leader, what principle from this passage would you share with them?
4. Let’s dig more deeply into this passage.
• What were some of Titus’s responsibilities?
• What were the circumstances in Crete?
• What were the reasons for Titus being commissioned to put things in order and appoint elders in Crete?
• One at a time, examine each leadership qualification listed in these verses. How would you categorize each one? (e.g., relational, moral/ethical [involving character, integrity], reputational, spiritual, personal [knowledge, abilities], doctrinal, others)
5. What do you learn about God from this passage?
6. What do you learn about people?
7. When you look through the list of qualifications of church leaders, what area do you want to grow in or what do you need to obey (whether or not you consider yourself a leader)?
8. Who will you be hospitable to this week? How?
9. As a group, let’s show appreciation for some of our church leaders this week by each of us writing personal notes to them. Which leaders would you like to encourage?
10. Based on our study and discussion, complete this sentence: “This week, I will . . .”
11. What challenge do you anticipate this week?
For Next Week: Over the next week, read and reflect on Titus 2. You might also read next week’s supplemental texts as well as the Study and Application sections as part of your personal study.