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Discover the Book - Apr. 18, 2008

  • 2008 Apr 18

Just briefly, let me describe the fantastic and results of this Titus 2 long-term, behind the scenes, encouraging, discipleship, and coaching ministry. Paul gives us--


The Results of Titus 2 Women in Ministry


Titus 2 women encourage a grateful army of husbands who feel deeply loved by their wives.


·        What was the first thing that the Holy Spirit chose to have taught to the young married women believers? LOVE THEIR HUSBANDS.

·        Can you imagine what a deep and lasting impact upon this local body of Christ's church to have men coming home to a wife who is earnestly being taught how to love her own husband?

·        Such love is a powerful testimony in a culture where women are being pressed into being worldly, self-seeking, independent, and do-their-own-thing women.

·        If nothing else, every family at TBC would be enriched if every younger woman was taught in a practical, simple, and personal way how to love their own husband.


Titus 2 women train younger women in one of the hardest and yet most rewarding investments in life—children who feel deeply loved by their mothers.

·        The Holy Spirit emphasizes very clearly that the key to raising children is LOVING them.

·        Titus 2 women train, teach, model, and mentor moms into the deepening of love for their children that can be felt.

·        One of the most common complaints of the 21st century child is that don’t feel loved. Most mothers love their children, but many children are not feeling that love.

·        Titus 2 women are coaches that tutor and mentor young moms in ways to show love that can be felt.


Titus 2 women train younger women to be discreet, sensible, wise in the decisions and choices they make.


·        What a rich resource for new marriages and families to have a young woman walked through those days side-by-side with a godly, Spirit-filled woman who will regularly, personally, individually mentor, mother, coach, and cheer on younger women in skillfully living as a wife, mother, and woman of God on a day to day basis.

·        Titus 2 women weren’t primarily found in classrooms—they were in the kitchen with a younger woman, in the dining room, in the nursery, at the grocery store.

·        Titus 2 women were hands on tutors nurturing younger women in the laboratory of life--walking through life together praying, sharing, learning, and loving.


Titus 2 women train younger women in the holiness and purity that pleases God and unleashes the power of the Spirit.


  • The training that a Titus 2 older woman gives is a seven-part package, that is immensely practical not theoretical. Modesty, purity, chaste behavior must be learned, modeled, and practiced.
  • God directed the power of godly, Spirit-filled women of Biblical maturity sitting over a cup of tea discussing with younger women what pleased God in dress, in behavior, conduct, and so on.
  • Christ's church needed younger women who learned Biblical modesty through a godly older woman lovingly applying God's Word to daily life.


Titus 2 older women teach younger women the centrality in God’s plan of a woman’s priority being her home.


  • Home making is a learned art and so many women never have the hands on training that is needed.
  • Life is so full, our culture has moved away from homemaking and few young women get mentored in the godly, Biblical art of home making.
  • God placed the first two priorities on the Titus 2 list as loving husbands and loving children. Younger women are called to see the priority of their homes; and the only way they can learn that priority is by a long-term relationship with a godly woman that has mastered that art.


In tomorrow’s devotional we will begin a step by step look at all 12 characteristics of a Titus 2 woman. Paul lists them in the verses we already read. The older women are to have mastered all 12 and the younger women are trained in the last seven.


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