Titus Part 2 HANDOUT
Titus 2:1-10 You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. 2 Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
Older men (2:2)
- Sober-minded—One characterized by a life of moderation and stability
- Dignified—A serious-minded person
- Self-controlled—Disciplined and not drive by passions
- Sound in faith, love, and steadfastness—“Healthy” in faith, love, and long-term obedience
3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
Older women (2:3)
- Reverent in behavior—Lives a holy life
- Not slanderers—Careful in the ways they speak about others who are not in their presence
- Not slaves to wine—Self-controlled and not enslaved to any kind of substance
- Teach what is good
- Train young women—The focus of her teachings, probably newly marrieds
Younger women (2:4–5)
- Love their husbands and children
- Self-controlled—Not driven by passions
- Pure—Holy, set apart, having the right thoughts
- Working at home—One who “keeps” the home
- Submissive to their husbands
6 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. 7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness 8 and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.
Younger men (2:6)
- Self-controlled—Disciplined and not drive by passions for wealth, fame, sex, power, or success
- Bring all these passions under the control of the Holy Spirit.
9 Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, 10 and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive.
- Submissive to their own masters—Obedient to what they say
- Well-pleasing—Committed to doing a good job and satisfying their masters (even though they are not their heavenly masters)
- Not argumentative—Characterized by a good attitude
- Not pilfering—Characterized by honesty and not stealing
- Showing all good faith—Demonstrates that they can be trusted
Col. 3:23 – Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
Titus 2:11-15 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. 15 These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.
Why does this passage matter so much (Grace)?
- The grace of God has appeared
- It teaches us – Grace teaches us to say no to sin and yes to godliness.
- While we wait for the blessed hope (v.13) – Jesus says I will give you all that you need to be all that I want you to be.
- Jesus is God – He bought our sin. He died in our place. WHY? To remove you and me from the wickedness and purify for Himself. Intimate relationship.
Doing Good Reveals:
- God’s passion for all people
- Christ’s presence in our lives
- It reveals the priorities of our lives
- It reveals the purpose for our life