Summary: To enumerate the things we should teach.
What do you need to teach?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To enumerate the things we should teach.
Titus 2:15 (Amplified Bible)
Tell [them all] these things. Urge (advise, encourage, warn) and rebuke with full authority. Let no one despise or disregard or think little of you [conduct yourself and your teaching so as to command respect].
Titus Chapter 2 contains the things we should teach as a starter.
Things you should teach
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: 64 A.D.
C. Purpose: To counsel and exhort Titus, a young pastor, relating to his ministerial duties and doctrines, with special maintenance of good works
D. To whom written: Titus, a Gentile
E. Main theme: good works
F. Keywords: good works
G. Key verses:
Titus 1:5 (Amplified Bible)
1:5 For this reason I left you [behind] in Crete, that you might set right what was defective and finish what was left undone, and that you might appoint elders and set them over the churches (assemblies) in every city as I directed you.
Titus 3:8 (Amplified Bible)
3:8 This message is most trustworthy, and concerning these things I want you to insist steadfastly, so that those who have believed in (trusted in, relied on) God may be careful to apply themselves to honorable occupations and to doing good, for such things are [not only] excellent and right [in themselves], but [they are] good and profitable for the people.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Teach these things:
"Tell [them all] these things."
We just need to look at the context, to know these things.
1. Teach in accord with sound doctrine
Titus 2:1 (Amplified Bible)
2:1 BUT [as for] you, teach what is fitting and becoming to sound (wholesome) doctrine [the character and right living that identify true Christians].
2. Teach what fits a specific group
Titus 2:2-10 (Amplified Bible)
2:2 Urge the older men to be temperate, venerable (serious), sensible, self-controlled, and sound in the faith, in the love, and in the steadfastness and patience [of Christ].
2:3 Bid the older women similarly to be reverent and devout in their deportment as becomes those engaged in sacred service, not slanderers or slaves to drink. They are to give good counsel and be teachers of what is right and noble,
2:4 So that they will wisely train the young women to be sane and sober of mind (temperate, disciplined) and to love their husbands and their children,
2:5 To be self-controlled, chaste, homemakers, good-natured (kindhearted), adapting and subordinating themselves to their husbands, that the word of God may not be exposed to reproach (blasphemed or discredited).
2:6 In a similar way, urge the younger men to be self-restrained and to behave prudently [taking life seriously].
2:7 And show your own self in all respects to be a pattern and a model of good deeds and works, teaching what is unadulterated, showing gravity [having the strictest regard for truth and purity of motive], with dignity and seriousness.
2:8 And let your instruction be sound and fit and wise and wholesome, vigorous and irrefutable and above censure, so that the opponent may be put to shame, finding nothing discrediting or evil to say about us.
2:9 [Tell] bond servants to be submissive to their masters, to be pleasing and give satisfaction in every way. [Warn them] not to talk back or contradict,
2:10 Nor to steal by taking things of small value, but to prove themselves truly loyal and entirely reliable and faithful throughout, so that in everything they may be an ornament and do credit to the teaching [which is] from and about God our Savior.
3. Grace of GOD
Titus 2:11 (Amplified Bible)
2:11 For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind.
4. Godliness and self-controlled lives
Titus 2:12 (Amplified Bible)
2:12 It has trained us to reject and renounce all ungodliness (irreligion) and worldly (passionate) desires, to live discreet (temperate, self-controlled), upright, devout (spiritually whole) lives in this present world,
5. Blessed Hope - rapture and second coming
Titus 2:13 (Amplified Bible)
2:13 Awaiting and looking for the [fulfillment, the realization of our] blessed hope, even the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
6. CHRIST's redemption for us
Titus 2:14 (Amplified Bible)
2:14 Who gave Himself on our behalf that He might redeem us (purchase our freedom) from all iniquity and purify for Himself a people [to be peculiarly His own, people who are] eager and enthusiastic about [living a life that is good and filled with] beneficial deeds.
B. Encourage and rebuke with all authority
"Urge (advise, encourage, warn) and rebuke with full authority."