The verses behind the songs.
Before Time Began
Compare Titus1:1-3 and Titus 2:11-14 in the Amplified Bible and The Message. What did God promise before the beginning of time? To whom was it promised? When did God fulfill the promise? What does that mean for you?
Listen to the song. Does it capture the message of these verses? Why? Why not?
Read Titus 1:6-9 and Titus 2:1-9. What is Titus to teach? (Titus 2:1) How are leaders to live out that teaching? Older men? Older women? Young women? Young men? Slaves / employees? What happens when people live out the teaching? (Titus 2:10)
Listen to the song. What are ordinary clothes? How would you say it differently?
The Hymn of Salvation by Grace
Read Titus 3:4-7. Summarize these verses.
Compare Titus 3:4-7 in the New International Version and The Passion Translation. What title does The Passion Translation give this section? Why? (See the callout in verse 4.) In which translation does the cadence of the words best reflect the title given to this section?
Listen to the song. Does putting the passage to a beat help you remember it? Why? Why not?