Saved to Serve (Titus 3.4-8)

Sermon notes:

Proposition: In Titus 3:4-8 we are reminded of four glorious truths about salvation that must compel believers to be a blessing and benefit to society.

  1. We have been saved by the mercy of God (3:4-5)
  2. We have been washed by the Spirit of God (3:5b-6)
  3. We have been justified by the grace of God (3:7a)
  4. We have been declared the heirs of God (3:8)

Adorning the Doctrine of God (Titus 2.6-10)

Sermon Outline:

  1. The Exhortation to Young Men
    1. Younger men are to be self-controlled
  2. The Example of Young Leaders
    1. Church leaders must be a model of good works
    2. Church leaders must have integrity
    3. Church leaders should demonstrate dignity
    4. Church leaders should be sound in speech
  3. The Effect on the Opponent
  4. The Action of Bondservants
    1. Bondservants are to be submissive to their own masters in everything
    2. Bondservants are to well-pleasing
    3. Bondservants are not to pilfer
    4. Bondservants should show all good faith
  5. The Result of Bondservants' Actions

Muting the Mockery of the Gospel (Titus 2.1-5)

Proposition: Teaching sound doctrine leads to righteous living, and righteous living keeps the Word of God from being mocked.

  1. Sound doctrine is the foundation for righteous living (v. 1)
  2. Sound doctrine requires older men to be respectable exemplars of the faith (v. 2)
  3. Sound doctrine requires older women to be reverent teachers of younger women (v. 3)
  4. Sound doctrine requires younger women to be resolute lovers of their husbands and children (vv. 4-5)
  5. Sound doctrine lived out keeps people from ridiculing the Word of God (v. 5)