第三章 大纲

Titus 3 Outline

A. Titus 3 Outline 提多书

  1. Paul directs Titus to teach God’s people to be loyal, serving citizens in their communities. (verses 1-2) 保罗指导提多教导上帝的子民要忠诚国家、作个好公民。 (多3:1-2)
  2. Paul declares that God’s gracious verdict of innocence on sinners because of Jesus Christ, given to people through the spiritually renewing work of the Holy Spirit, moves God’s people to live godly lives. (verses 3-8) 保罗宣告因为耶稣基督的缘故,我们罪已经清白了;通过圣灵的更新,上帝的子民要过成圣的生活。(多3:3-8)
  3. Paul instructs Titus on how to handle false teachers and their errors. (verses 9-11) 保罗告诫提多怎样对付假教师以及他们的错误教导。(多3:9-11)
  4. Paul gives Titus final instructions and greetings. (verses 12-15) 保罗对提多最后的嘱咐与问候。(多3:12-15)

B. Titus 3 Translation 提多书第三章翻译

  1. Remind them (the people) to be under the authority of (to submit to) governing authorities, to obey them, to be ready to do every good work. 2) to speak abusively to no one, to not be quarreling (fighting), to be considerate (gentle), and to show all humility to all people. 3) At one time, we also were foolish, disobedient (not willing to be persuaded), deceived, enslaved by all kinds of (to various) lusts and pleasures, spending our lives in wickedness (malice) and envy, hated and hating each other. 1 你要提醒众人、叫他们顺服作官的、掌权的、遵他的命、预备行各样的善事。2 (提醒他们)不要毁谤、不要争竞(争战)、总要和平(温和)、向众人大显温柔(谦卑)。3 我们从前也是无知、悖逆、受迷惑、服事各样私欲和宴乐、常存恶毒(或作阴毒)嫉妒的心、是可恨的、又是彼此相恨。

  2. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for people appeared, 5) He saved us, not because of righteous works we had done, but because of His mercy. through the washing of rebirth (new birth) and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6) Whom He poured out on us richly (abundantly) through Jesus Christ, our Savior, 7) so that having been declared innocent of sin by His grace, we might become inheritors (heirs) according to the firm assurance (hope) of eternal life. 8) This is a trustworthy statement (saying). I want you to emphasize (insist on) these things so that those who have believed in God will be careful to practice good works. This is good and is useful (profitable) for people. 4 但到了神我们救主的恩慈、和他向人所施的慈爱显明的时候、5 他便救了我们、并不是因我们自己所行的义、乃是照他的怜悯、借着重生的洗、和圣灵的更新。6 圣灵就是 神借着耶稣基督我们救主、厚厚浇灌在我们身上的。7 好叫我们因他的恩得称为义、可以凭着永生的盼望成为后嗣。(或作可以凭着盼望承受永生) 8 这话是可信的、我也愿你把这些事、切切实实的讲明、使那些已信 神的人、留心作正经事业。(或作留心行善)这都是美事、并且与人有益。

  3. But avoid (keep away from) foolish debates and genealogies, arguments (strife) and fights about the Law because these are useless (unprofitable) and empty. 10) Reject a spiritually divisive (false teaching) person, after a first and second warning. 11) You may be sure that such a person is perverted (literally, “turned inside out”) and is sinning. He is self-condemned. 9 要远避无知的辩论、和家谱的空谈、以及分争、并因律法(旧的盟约)而起的争竞。因为这都是虚妄无益的。10 分门结党(假教导)的人、警戒过一两次、就要弃绝他。11 因为知道这等人已经背道(“反常”原文是“里里外外转动”)、犯了罪、自己明知不是、还是去作。

  4. When I send Artemis to you or Tychicus, hurry to come to me in Nicopolis, because I have decided to spend the winter there. 13) Diligently assist Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollos for their trip so that they lack nothing. 14) Our people must learn to devote themselves to (to practice) good works to meet urgent needs (needy situations) so that they are not unproductive. 15) All those who are with me send you greetings. Greet our friends in the faith. Grace be with all of you. 12 我打发亚提马、或是推基古、到你那里去的时候、你要赶紧往尼哥波立去见我。因为我已经定意在那里过冬。13 你要赶紧给律师西纳、和亚波罗送行、叫他们没有缺乏。 14 并且我们的人要学习正经事业、(或作要学习行善)预备所需用的、免得不结果子。15 同我在一处的人都问你安。请代问那些因有信心爱我们的人安。愿恩惠常与你们众人同在。

C. Titus 3 Questions 提多书第三章讨论题

  1. What is Titus to teach God’s people about living as citizens in their communities? (vs. 1-2) 什么是提多要教导上帝的子民在社会中做个好公民?(多3:1-2)

  2. List some of the benefits that come to a community when Christians practice good citizenship. 列举一些基督徒做好公民时带给社会的益处。

  3. Suggest several ways in which you can improve your practice of good citizenship. 建议一些你能实践做好公民的的方法。

  4. What impact does Paul’s description of the inner life of a non-Christian make on you? (v. 3) 保罗描述的一个非基督徒的生活在你身上有什么样的影响?(多3:3)

  5. Give some contemporary examples of “being enslaved by all kinds of lusts and pleasures.” (v. 3) 举例说明现在的一些“被各样的私欲和宴乐所奴役”。(多3:3)

  6. Why is the word “but” an appropriate word to use to introduce the message of verses 4-7? 为什么“但是”这个词是一个很恰当的词导入多3:4-7这段话?

  7. What is the primary reason for God saving us? (vs. 4-5a) 上帝拯救我们首要的理由是什么?(比较多3:4-5上)

  8. What does God teach us about Baptism and the work of the Holy Spirit in the matter of our salvation? (vs. 5b-6, see also 1 Peter 3:21 and 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14) 上帝教导我们圣灵在我们得救洗礼中的工作是什么,?(对比多3:5下-6,彼前3:21,帖前2:13-14)

  9. How different is a person’s situation after he/she has been brought to saving faith in Jesus Christ? (Compare verse 7 with verse 3) 一个人的处境在他(或她)相信耶稣基督前后有什么样的不同?(对比多3:7与3:3)

  10. Choose the answer that you think best completes this sentence: “God’s expectations of those whom He has saved by His grace are —- –. (Be ready to defend your answer.) 选择一个你认为最能完成这句话的答案:“上帝对已经蒙恩得救的人的期望是 ”(准备好为你的答案辩护)

a. exactly the same as before they were saved. 跟他们得救以前的生活一模一样 b. reasonable, but unrealistic 有道理,但不实际的生活 c. appropriate for the blessings they enjoy 与他们享受的祝福相称 d. great opportunities to bring God glory 是荣耀上帝之名的大好时机

  1. Where is the wisdom in Paul’s advice to Titus in verse 9? 在第9节中保罗对提多建议的智慧之处在哪里?

  2. How is Titus to deal with people who are spiritual divisive and teaching false doctrines? (v. 10) 提多要怎样对待分门结党的人和虚假的教导者?(多3:10)

  3. What is the difference between a person who is spiritually divisive (v. 10) and a person who is spiritually weak or misguided? 一个分门结党的人与一个信心软弱或误导人的人有什么不同?

  4. How should we treat/help a person who falls into the category of being spiritually weak or misguided? 我们怎样对待(或者帮助)信心软弱者或者受误导的人?

  5. What judgments are we able to make about people who are spiritually divisive/persistent false teachers? (v. 11) 我们能对分门结党的人与那些顽固的假教师做出什么样的判断?

  6. What do Paul’s orders to Titus in verses 12-13 suggest to us about assisting God’s servants in their ministry? 在第12-13节中,保罗对提多的命令,对今天我们协助其他上帝的仆人,帮助他们服侍的事工中有什么样的启发?

  7. Why do you think Paul raised the subject of teaching God’s people to do good works again at the very end of the letter (verse 14) when he had already mentioned it a number of times earlier (see Titus 2:14; Titus 3: 1 and 8)? 你认为保罗为什么在书信结尾的时候(多3:14),尽管他在前面的部分已提起多次,仍然再次重申上帝的子民要有好的行为,?(参多2:14,多3:1,8)

  8. Agree or Disagree? Once people have come to faith in Christ, we can change the emphasis of our teaching them more away from God’s saving love for them and more toward their godly living for Him. (Explain your answer) 同意或者不同意?人们一旦信仰基督,我们就可以将对他们教导的重点逐渐偏离神的拯救大爱而逐渐偏向过成圣的生活。(解释一下你的答案)

  9. Why is the exchange of caring greetings among Christians so important? (v. 15) 为什么基督徒之间彼此的问候和祝福是如此的重要?(多3:15)