Ep40 Titus 2:2 Older Men Are To Be…

Today, we continue in Titus chapter 2, picking up in verse 2. We covered verse 1 last time, emphasizing the point that sound doctrine leads to godly behavior among God’s people. The empty talk of rebellious men leads to deeds that deny God; but sound doctrine produces godliness and good works, which is why Paul tells Titus to speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine in verse 1. Then, in verses 2 to 10, Paul lists specific behaviors that exhibit the kind of godliness that should come as a result of sound doctrine. He addresses five groups of people—older men, older women, younger women, younger men, and bondslaves. The first group is addressed in verse 2, “Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.” This will be our focus today.

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