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Summary: Too many women even in the church have settled for a high quality cubic zirconia’s life rather than a life adorned with a quality of ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

The Behavior of Women in the Church

Scriptural Reference: Titus 2:3-5 (quickview) 

Titus 2:3-5 (quickview)  The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed

Titus 2:3 (quickview)  – 5 Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that is appropriate for someone serving the Lord. They must not go around speaking evil of others and must not be heavy drinkers. Instead, they should teach others what is good. 4 These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, 5 to live wisely and be pure, to take care of their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God. (NLT)

Introduction

I came home late one evening from a day of activities around the office and found my wife sitting in from of the television looking at of those cable shows where they sell you projects by a tele-salesperon.

It was either the Home Shopping Network or QVC. The segment she just happened to catch was on jewelry. But this was not just any jewelry; it had a name --- Diamonique.

I discovered from her that Diamonique is the closet thing to a real diamond in color, cut, clarity, and carat without the diamond cost. A woman can buy a 3 - carat Dominique ring for a price that is substantially lower than the real thing.

They sell this stone paraded in everything from rings to bracelets, from earrings to pendants, from brooches to stick pins by the thousands. It is the highest selling among all races, creeds, and colors. It’s such a high seller, this gemstone has its own week called --- Diamonique week.

They say that the look of a Dominique gemstone is so close to a diamond gemstone that only a trained diamond expert can distinguish what is really lacking. The difference of course is what is on the inside.

Wives have been fooled, mothers have been fooled, co-workers have been fooled, and friends have been fooled by Diamonique that is man made while diamonds are natural made.

Stay with me because I’m going somewhere. Many women have been seduced to settle for what looks like a diamond, what feels like a diamond, what has the color, cut, carat, and clarity of a diamond instead of the real McCoy.

The culture today has seduced older women and younger women into settling for a quality of life that looks colorful, cut just right for them, and a life that carries a lot of value to it, but under the eye of the expert jewelry named God there is something lacking.

Too many women even in the church have settled for a high quality cubic zirconia’s life rather than a life adorned with a quality of ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Transition

Paul sent Titus to Crete to prepare the churches there for effective evangelism in the culture. He gave them a theology lesson in the first chapter, now he is giving them a practical lesson in the final two chapters.


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Barbara Harris

commented on Oct 26, 2006

this is an awesome sermon. you are to be commended highly for preaching this sermon. i only wish that women will step up and preach/abide/promote/teach/ live this powerful message. barbara harris in penna.

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