SUMMARY: Life lessons
OVERVIEW: Paul commands Titus to teach sound doctrine and equip people from all generations how to live for Jesus and honor God with their lives.
BIG IDEA: Live a life that honors God and equip others to do the same.
KEY VERSE: Titus 2:11-12 (Paul to Titus)
For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God…
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
The Christian faith is a team sport. Don’t try to live it out on your own. You need others, and they need you. You are part of the body. Without you, the body will never be as healthy as it could be with you. Be teachable and seek to grow in my grace. Ignore anyone who looks down on you. I am the one calling you to walk with me. I am the one inviting you to be the very person I’ve called you to be. Focus on my instruction. Don’t allow other voices to distract you.
But your role is not limited to receiving. I want you to equip others. Invest in older women; teach the younger women; instruct the older men; encourage the young men. My grace is here and available to all–right now! It will enable you and others to say “no” to the world’s way and “yes” to me and my way. Jesus will come soon. Until then, seek me, listen for my instruction, and follow me.
Continue to spend time with God as you have, but seek opportunities to be equipped by someone whose faith in Jesus you respect. Also, pray, asking God in whom you might invest. Reach out to that person and ask if they would like you to help them grow in their faith.