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MORE THAN TRAIL MIX – TITUS  PART 2

 

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For the next three weeks we going to dive into the shortest of the Pastoral letters call Titus.
 
Week 1 MORE THAN A TRAIL MAP
Titus 1:2  “The God that cannot lie.”
Week 2 MORE THAN TRAIL MIX
Titus 2 – “it takes a good mix to make a good ministry.”
Week 3 MORE THAN TRAIL MAINTENANCE 
Titus 3:8 be careful to maintain”
 

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE A GOOD MIX FOR MINISTRY?

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Discovery’s growth track.

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

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. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 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.

Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousnessand 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.

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.

11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.15 These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.
 
The word “teach” is used seven times in 15 verses
 
1. OLD DOGS – NEW TRICKS.
 
vs. 2,3  Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith,in love and in endurance. 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. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands.
 “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, the new has come into being.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
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So Paul tells Titus ( a young man to teach the older men and women how to relearn life.)
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2. GOOD LIVES = GOOD ADVERTISING.

 

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vs. 5  so that no one will malign the word of God.
vs. 8  so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.
vs. 10  so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive.
3. Healthy DOCTRINE – Healthy DISCIPLES.
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Doctrine (from Latin: doctrina) is a codification of beliefs or a body of teachings or instructions, taught principles or positions, a set of ideas or beliefs that are taught or believed to be true.
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