11 January 2021

Titus 2

B1 Titus, all pastors and teachers, are to teach what are the truths of Christianity including lifestyle and worldview. Here, in context, it refers to character of those who are Christians. It is our standard of behavior. Even though men and women are listed separately, the characteristics apply to all.

C1 Characteristics of the elderly (over 50-60)

D1 Men

E1 Soberinstead of drunk, further, not acting like you’re drunk

E2 Graveto have an honorable life, instead of silly and foolish life

E3 Temperatebeing self-controlled

E4 Sound in faithknowing what the truth is, living it, and teaching it

E5 Sound in lovehaving a real love for God and the saints, but also for the lost. It is also showing compassion.

E6 Sound in patience

D2 Women

E1 Holy behaviorholy as defined by God

E2 Not false accusernot making up lies, twisting the truth, embellishing

E3 Not addicted to much winenot drunk or acting like a drunk

E4 Teachers of good thingsa ministry of teaching others by word and life.

C2 Young (roughly between 20-49)

D1 Men

E1 Sober mindedinstead of silliness

E2 1 Peter 5:5 NCV In the same way, younger people should be willing to be under older people. And all of you should be very humble with each other. “God is against the proud, but he gives grace to the humble.

D2 Women

E1 Discreetinstead of letting passions control your life

E2 Chastein dress, actions, words, and thoughts

E3 Keepers at homeinstead of running the countryside

E4 Willing to get along, not fight with husbandsthere must be order in the family. The husband must have the same attitude.

C3 Pastor

D1 A life lived knowing that people are watching. It is living a life that others will want to imitate (living the way God wants us to live).

D2 Good worksto glorify our Father in heaven. This is our thoughts, desires, words, and deeds in public and private.

D3 Incorruptible doctrineThe Bible is our ONLY source of what is true and false. Other things may or may not be true.

D4 Gravehonorable, our word must be good and honest. What we say must be true, and what we promise, we must keep.

D5 Sincerea type of truth. This is revealed in our lives as true compassion, true interest in helping, etc.

D6 Sound speechinstead of running at the mouth, angrily arguing, etc.

C4 Servants—even employees

D1 Following the rules and directives

D2 To please them—by doing a good job

D3 Not arguing with them to such as not to do what was requested

D4 Not embezzling

D5 Good faith—trustworthy to complete was requested

D6 The motivation for living in this manner is to glorify God and give witness to those who do not believe of God’s goodness in order for these unbelievers to be saved.

C5 Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation hath appeared to all people.

D1 For the grace of God

E1 Grace is receiving what we DO NOT deserve.

E2 This grace comes from God.

D2 A grace that brings salvation

D3 This grace of God has appeared to all people

C6 Titus 2:11 The application of God’s grace teaches us to

D1 Deny

E1 Ungodliness

E2 Worldly lusts (Compare Galatians 5:19-21)

D2 Living

E1 Soberlyshowing self-control

E2 Righteously

E3 Godly

E4 Looking for return of Lord Jesus

C7 Redemption

D1 From all iniquity

D2 To purify us

E1 A special people for being zealous to do good as God defines it and to glorify God. Glorying God is showing others how great His worldview and lifestyle is.

E2 A psalm of David. Who may worship in your sanctuary, LORD? Who may enter your presence on your holy hill? 2 Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts. 3 Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends. 4 Those who despise flagrant sinners, and honor the faithful followers of the LORD, and keep their promises even when it hurts. 5 Those who lend money without charging interest, and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent. Such people will stand firm forever. Psalm 15:1-5 NLT

E3 He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you but to do justice and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 AFV

B2 Things all believers are to look for expectantly

C1 The return of the Lord Jesus.

D1 He is God. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are three persons who are one god. They are not separate gods. They are NOT one god who fills different roles. The oneness of God is nature and essence, which is the stuff that God is. There is only one in the God class—Yahweh. There are many in the spirit class. There are many in the human class. There are many in the animal class, etc. Jesus is one person. He has the nature of God and the nature of humanity. He is the Son of God and the Son of Man. See the Athanasian Creed.

D2 Jesus is the only Messiah. He always has been Messiah, is Messiah, and always be Messiah.

E1 He redeemed us. All before belief and trust in the Lord Jesus only are sold to sin. Jesus suffered for our sins. He is the voluntary, qualified substitute. Either we get the just penalty for our sins or a qualified substitute.

E2 He has a purpose for those who believe. This is to be zealous for good works, that is, a godly worldview and lifestyle.

C2 Pastors who are diligent. Paul encourages and urges Titus to continue. Pray for your pastor.

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