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Summary: INTEGRITY IS FLESHED OUT IN A COMMUNITY OF MENTORING

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September 28, 2008

Titus 2:1-10

INTRODUCTION

Did you see any meltdowns this week?

Father arrested after allegedly asking his son to sell drugs -- Huntsville, AL

Father arrested as toddlers found wandering the street -- Poconos, New York

Child found wandering, mother arrested, Chicagp, IL

Man charged with biting girlfriend’s child Times Daily, AL -

Mom charged with murder in 4-year-old’s death, Kentucky, KY

In New York, the polite dance instructor Pierre Dulaine sees a black teenager vandalizing the car of the director of a public school and on the next day he volunteers to teach dance to students to give respect, dignity, self-confidence, trust and teamwork. The reluctant director Augustine James offers the troublemakers that are in detention expecting Pierre to give-up of his intentions. Pierre struggles against the prejudice and ignorance of the students, parents and other teachers, but wins his battle when the group accepts to compete in a ballroom dance contest.

The impact of his teaching dance in the opportunity to Mentor them in life. He taught them dignity, manners, self respect as a result their view of the world around them changed, their prejudices melted and they became more successful in school.

Because of his mentoring their lives are changed.

The Apostle Paul sees mentoring and as the solution to challenge of transforming creatn society. He writes a letter to Tius challenge him to develop mentoring communities on the isle of Crete.

Titus 2:1-10

2:1 You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine. 2 Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.

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 train 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.

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.

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.

INTEGRITY IS FLESHED OUT IN A COMMUNITY OF MENTORING

Mentoring Covering the FAQ

WHO SHOULD BE INCLUDED

Everyone despite their ages

2 Teach the older men, 3 Likewise, teach the older women 4 Then they can train the younger women, 6 Similarly, encourage the young men

Everyone despite their status

Older men had the most dignified potion in society, then older women, then younger men and women, he doesn’t stop there. He takes it all the way to Slaves. The lowest rung on the social ladder.

9 Teach slaves

Appl: Mentoring, discipleship should never be see as something merely for the super spiritual, the elite, the mature, the young, the immature, the naive. Mentoring was for everyone.

Have you already dismissed mentoring as not for you? You don’t need it. It’s not important.

WHAT WILL MENTORS DO

People don’t understand what a mentor does? Some see mentor in a negative light.

Strict School Teacher

Bully Coach

Policeman

Judge

Arrogant know it alls

Enforcers

Mentors intentionally take on three tasks in their role as mentors. It doesn’t just happen automatically.

Teaching --

Imparting knowledge

Training --

Developing skills

Modeling --

Setting examples

Appl: Have you developed a poor idea of what a mentor looks like?

WHAT WILL MENTORING ENTAIL

Using Teaching Training and Example mentoring pushes us with respect in three areas.

Teaching -- what it means to be a follower

2:1 You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.

3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live

but to teach what is good

What is it that a discipled person knows.

Who Jesus is,

what Jesus did,

what it means to us

What is the test that they know it? They can share it with another.

Training -- about how followers live, work and serve

A man who knows the forgiver loves his wife this way. A woman who knows the forgiver loves her husband this way. A follower works on the job like this. Parents seeking to honor the forgiver do this.

Personal Life

2 Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled,

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