Topic:  Character in the World

Text:  Titus 3:1-11


  • Talk about what verse 1 means to you. “Remind them to submit to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work.”
  • Read aloud verses 4-7. These words encapsulate the Gospel message. Take these verses apart, phrase by phrase, defining each in understandable language.
  • Talk about verse 9. What does it mean? “But avoid foolish debates, genealogies, quarrels, and disputes about the law, because they are unprofitable and worthless.”
  • What issues are worth debating?
  • What issues are not?


  • If you identify yourself as a follower of Jesus, how do you think about Paul’s words in verse 3, “For we too were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved by various passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, detesting one another.” Talk about it together with your group.
  • Verse 10 is some of the New Testament’s strongest language about divisive people. How are we to handle them? In our current social climate, what is the challenge?
  • Discuss the meaning of good works before and after a decision for Jesus. What is the difference?


  • Besides it’s just a good way to live, what is an outreach reasoning behind Christians displaying a strong character?
  • Is our character consistent face-to-face with our online character?
  • We’ve talked out holding our church leaders to a high character standard. What about other leaders?

“God cares more about who you are becoming than about what you are achieving.”  Rick Warren

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He Gets Us

Though Jesus walked the earth 2,000 years ago, He still knows about the problems you face today. Not only does Jesus know what plagues us as a culture, He gets us. Jesus can relate. He was tempted, too. He was disrespected, too. He was doubted, too. He mourned, too. He suffered, too.

Faith Church is joining other churches in the Chicagoland area for the series, He Gets Us. We’ll explore that Jesus knows about our insecurity, exhaustion, anxiety, guilt, loneliness and grief. Join us for this new series as we find assurance in knowing we aren’t alone in this world. We have a Savior who gets us and cares about what we are feeling.

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