THE WORK OF THE PASTOR
TEXT: Titus 2:1-15 W. Max Alderman

INTRODUCTION: God according to His wisdom and purpose has given the church its pastors to lead and help the church through sound Bible preaching. When this is properly done, God will honor it and strengthen the church. (Acts 20:28; Ephesians 4:11-14). Much of the successes and failures of the church can be attributed to the role and the way that the pastor exercises his office. May we look at the Book of Titus, one of the Pastoral Epistles and see the way that Paul addressed young Timothy.
I. THE PASTORíS PREACHING. (Vv. 1-6)
A. The Pastor Preaches to Produce a Doctrinal Soundness. (Vv. 1-2)
1. The great responsibility of doing it. (V. 1)
2. The great reason for doing it. (v. 2)
B. The Pastor Preaches to Produce a Domestic Safeguard. (Vv. 3-6)
1. To protect oneís relationship, domestically. (Vv. 3-6)
2. To point out oneís responsibility, domestically. (Vv. 3-6)

II. THE PASTORíS PATTERN. (Vv. 7-11)
A. His Pattern or Example Should be Proper for Teaching Faithfully, Truth. (Vv. 7,8)
1. He teaches by his personal exposure. (Vv. 7)
2. He teaches by his personal example. (Vv. 8)
B. His Pattern Should be Proper for Telling Forth Truth. (Vv. 9-11)
1. For the hearerís exhortation. (V. 9)
2. For the hearerís edification. (v. 10-11)

III. THE PASTORíS PECULIARITY. (Vv. 12-15)
A. He is Peculiar In His Living. (Vv. 13-15)
1. Because of His Separating From Wrong. (V. 12a)
2. Because of his standing for right. (V. 12b)
B. He Is Peculiar In His Looking. (Vv. 13-15)
1. Looking for the One who is coming for us! (V. 13)
2. Looking for the One who is caring for us! (Vv. 14-15)

CONCLUSION: God gives us the perfect Handbook for living. May we value the importance of church in teaching us through the God called pastor.