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Topic: Character at all stages of life

Text:  Titus 2:1-15


  • None of us gets a pass at character in this passage. List the cautions presented to each of the four groups of people – older men, older women, older men and younger men. 


  • We often look to this passage for qualifications for elders in the church. But could it be meant for all of us? 
  • The character of the Cretans was well known, One of their very own prophets said, ‘Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.’” verse 1:12. So it makes sense that Titus needs to put leaders with godly character as overseers. But what does this letter mean to us? 
  • What does the 21st century Church need to learn from this letter? 
  • And let’s take it one more step, what can we personally learn?
  • But why does character count? 
  • Who is watching? Who do we represent?


  • How does character tie to disciple-making?
  • And how do we achieve a strong character? Talk about this phrase, “God’s grace in Christ transforms us to transform others.”
  • Go back to the first question, to your category.  And what about the other categories? How do those challenges impact you?
  • As part of God’s Church, we have character responsibilities, and your character counts. In church. In life. Online. Is God pointing out a character flaw which He needs you to work on? How are you responding to Him?

“Character counted then and character counts now so we are wise to listen to this book.” Pastor Brian Dennert

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