Zealous For Good Deeds




Titus 2:2-3:8 (NKJV)

Paul had instructed Titus to be a teacher of the Word.

Titus was to speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine. (Titus 2:1)

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What are those things?

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Paul was about to list many of the practical teachings that sound doctrine holds for people in every walk of life.

We are going to go through these quickly.

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Titus is to teach people to do good deeds, which are against their fleshly nature.

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Titus was to tell the older men to be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience.

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Titus was to tell the older women to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, and not given to much wine.

They must also be teachers of good things.

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They must admonish the young women to love their husbands and to love their children.

They must teach them to be patient and kind, not easily provoked, and not taking into account a wrong suffered.

They must teach them to be sensible, pure, workers at home.

They must teach them to be kind and subject to their own husbands.

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Titus was to exhort the young men to be sober-minded.

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Titus was to be an example of good deeds in all things.

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The young men must be taught to have purity in doctrine.

They must be taught to have discipline in learning and studying sound doctrine.

They must be taught to worship God with proper behavior.

They must be taught to have speech beyond reproach. They must not give anyone any chance to say something bad about them.

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Titus was to exhort bondservants to subject to their masters in everything.

They must be taught to stop arguing with their masters; instead they must seek to be well-pleasing to them.

They must not steal anything at work.

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Why was Titus to teach all of these concepts to all of these people in the church?

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The grace of God has told us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires.

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It is hard not to gossip.

It is hard to be subject to husband.

It is difficult to be above reproach in everything we say.

And yet God's grace is teaching us to overcome the temptations to do such things.

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We are to watch for the Lord Jesus Christ.

We are to look for His appearing.

The Lord Jesus Christ died to purify us, and He will very soon come back to us!

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Are we being purified?

Are we dedicated to good deeds?

Are we subject and obedient to our rulers and authorities?

Are we always ready for every good deed?

Do we malign people, or do we pursue peace with them gently?

Do we show every consideration for everybody?

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Before coming to the Lord Jesus Christ, we were fools.

We were deceived, disobedient, and dying for anything that felt good.

We freely hated and maligned people.

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Do we love those that hate us?

The Lord Jesus did.

Do we show grace to people that don't deserve it?

The Lord Jesus did.

His grace is the purifier as well as the example.

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Titus was to speak all of these things confidently.

It is necessary.

It is good.

It is profitable.

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Every person who claims to be a Christian needs to be careful to engage in good deeds.

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We are to go back over this list again and again.

We are to discover what is lacking and add it to our lives.

We are to discover what needs to be removed and get rid of it.

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We must be zealous for good deeds.

1 comments:

  simply pochi

September 12, 2011 at 1:04 AM

agree! also a Christian here :) thanks for sharing this :)) God bless