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Discover the Book - Nov. 23, 2007

  • 2007 Nov 23

Titus Two: Coaches in Godly Living

Christ's method for the training of new converts was two-fold. They gathered for a group session as an entire church body. The Scriptures were faithfully taught, and they were fed healthy doctrine for spiritual growth. That group teaching of the gathered church was vitally performed by the called and gifted pastors of Christ's church; but side-by-side with that didactic teaching of God's Word that fed Christ's flock weekly, was another equally vital ministry which we find captured for us in Titus two. 

Christ's Church Used Coaches in Godly Living 

Christ's church grew strong in those early years because everyone in His church knew what they were each supposed to be doing. Each man knew how a godly man was to live his daily life (Titus 2:1-2, 6-8); and each woman knew how a godly woman was to live her daily life (Titus 2:3-5). 

Christ's church grew into the potent force for changing the world in the quiet nurturing sessions that Titus two men and women performed in practical discipleship. Just as important as the preaching and teaching of the doctrines of God's Word was the modeling and nurturing of individual saints through practical hands-on lessons in godly living. 

The building blocks of Christ's church are Spirit-filled men and women whose lives are given daily as obedient servants of God. God wants men and women that will mentor, nurture, and coach godly living for His church. These individuals believe that God has called them to touch one life at a time for His glory. 

When God gets to pick the curriculum for His Church, what does He choose to be taught? He lays down twelve vital, godly character qualities for women and twelve vital, godly character qualities for men. 

In Titus 2:1-2 God lays down six non-negotiables for godly older men in the faith to model by their lives. In Titus 2:3-4 God has actually laid down five non-negotiables in the lives of great women role models. In Titus 2:4-5 God describes the seven non-negotiables that each younger woman needs to learn, that has already been mastered by their older women in the faith role models. In Titus 2:6-8 God finally sets down six non-negotiable character qualities that will be embraced by every young man who wishes to be godly and useful for Christ's church. 

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