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Summary: No matter what I would say about Titus 2 verses 4 and 5, it will be controversial. If I just read it, it would be controversial. So my disclaimer is simply this: If you don’t like what I say this morning, talk to God about it. He’s the one who inspired i

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INTRODUCTION

Opening Statement: Three weeks ago, we began to talk about Striving For Church Health. If SCC is going to be a healthy church, the senior saints must lead the way in example and conduct and we, the congregation, must know how to react and respond to their lives and walk among us. Young women must also lead by example and conduct.

Text: Titus 2:1-10

Background: The apostle left Titus on the island of Crete to ’’set in order what remains, and appoint elders in every city (Titus 1:5).’’ They have need for spiritual maturity in the congregation. And so Titus has been given the assignment to work to that end. To establish order in the church Paul gave Titus instructions concerning the behavior of various groups of Christians. Titus was instructed to approach every group in the church and challenge them to a holy lifestyle. “I want them to be godly men and women so that they will be salt and light on that island.” He did not only want them to live holy lives but to preserve a powerful Christian testimony in their community. He wanted them to be a healthy, well-balanced group of believers that clearly and attractively presented the gospel in their island community.

Title: Striving for Church Health – Healthy Younger Women

Miniseries Theme: Equipping Them In All Stages of Life!

Key Word: There are 5 SPECIFIC GROUPS that are addressed: senior adult men, senior adult women, younger women, younger men, and employees. Today, we focus on younger women in particular with applications for everyone.

Notation: Today is the 2nd Sunday of the month. We have junior worship today. It would be best if our children could utilize this today due to what I am going to share later in the sermon time.

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OUTLINE

Opening Statement: No matter what I would say about Titus 2 verses 4 and 5, it will be controversial. If I just read it, it would be controversial. So my disclaimer is simply this: If you don’t like what I say this morning, talk to God about it. He’s the one who inspired its authorship.

Exposition: Titus 2:1 But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine. 2 Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance. 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, 4 so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. 6 Likewise urge the young men to be sensible; 7 in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, 8 sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us. 9 Urge bond slaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, 10 not pilfering, but showing all good faith so that they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.


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