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Gospel-Driven Godliness and Church Membership, Part 5

August 25, 2013 Pastor: John Fonville Series: Titus

Scripture: Titus 2:2–2:10

Gospel-Driven Godliness and Church Membership

Part 5

 

Text: Titus 2:1-10

 

August 25, 2013

 

Introduction/Review:

 

A.     Older men are to live in a way that accords with sound doctrine. v. 2

B.     Older women are to live in a way that accords with sound doctrine. v. 3

C.     Young women are to live in a way that accords with sound doctrine. vv. 4-5

1. Older women are to “train” (bring back to their senses) young women to “love their husbands and children.” v. 4b

2. Older women are to “train” (bring back to their senses) young women to be “self-controlled.” v. 5a

3. Older women are to “train” (bring back to their senses) young women to be “pure.” v. 5b

4. Older women are to “train” (bring back to their senses) young women to be “working at home.” v. 5c

 

Lesson:

5. Older women are to “train” (bring back to their senses) young women to be “kind.” v. 5c

6. Older women are to “train” (bring back to their senses) young women to be “submissive to their own husbands.” v. 5c

 “The respectful attitudes and responsive behavior of Christian wives will help to silence public criticism of Christianity as being a possible threat to society. The wives will show by the spirit and pattern of their lives within the home that the evidence points in the opposite direction, that Christianity makes for the best social order, through building good relationships between husbands and wives, and their children,” (1. 2. Timothy & Titus, pp. 214-215).

 

Reflection:

 

1.     We must recognize the powerful influence of the culture in the church and home.

2.     God’s order of headship and submission is best for us because it comes from an   all-wise Creator (cf. Wayne Grudem, Evangelical Feminism, p. 49).

3.     Husbands, I have never known a wife (there can always be an exception) who rebels against submission when she is loved and cared for by her husband.

 4.     We must again be reminded that these seven virtues of a young woman constitute a “portrait of grace.”

 

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