• The Call to Sound Doctrine

    Titus 2:1

    In order for us to do what is right, we must first know what is holy. Yet as time goes on, we see also that we can understand better what is good only as we do what pleases God. Not ...Read More

  • The Call to Sound Doctrine

    Titus 2:1

    In order for us to do what is right, we must first know what is holy. Yet as time goes on, we see also that we can understand better what is good only as we do what pleases God. Not ...Read More

  • Trinitarian Heresies

    Titus 2:1

    The church rejected modalism and Arianism centuries ago, but that has not stopped these ideas from recurring from time to time. Unitarians and some Pentecostals affirm a form of modalism. The Jehovah’s Witnesses are modern-day Arians. Even many people ...Read More

  • The Conduct of Older Men

    Titus 2:2

    Many Christians have observed that one of the chief problems with our culture today is the way in which it glorifies those men who never grow up. Instead of dignity, our society often prizes foolishness, and it is an unwritten ...Read More

  • Reverent Older Women

    Titus 2:3a

    There is much that we can do to keep ourselves from being guilty of the sin of slander and gossip. We can refuse to hear stories about people who are not present to defend themselves. We can refuse to ask ...Read More

  • Lessons for Young Women

    Titus 2:3b–4

    One of the most significant ministries an older woman can have (indeed, that the church can have) is to mentor a young woman in godliness, which includes helping her learn how to love and serve her family. Not every new ...Read More

  • A Wife’s Main Arena

    Titus 2:5

    A wife may choose to submit only to the righteous leadership of her own husband, for no one may bow to demands that violate Scripture. Therefore, every husband must train his conscience by God’s Word, that he might have ...Read More

  • Self-Controlled Younger Men

    Titus 2:6–7

    John Calvin notes the importance of godly leaders: “Doctrine will…carry little authority, if its power and majesty do not shine in the life of the [elder].” We have no right to expect perfection from our elders, but we are ...Read More

  • Putting Opponents to Shame

    Titus 2:8

    As we have noted again and again, the world should not expect Christians to be perfect, but it should expect us to have a life that is observably different than the non-Christians around us. This entails a commitment to living ...Read More

  • Adorning the Doctrine of God

    Titus 2:9–10

    Dr. John MacArthur says, “Even in the most servile of circumstances, believers are ‘to be obedient’ and seek to please those for whom they work, whether their masters are believers or unbelievers, fair or unfair, kind or cruel” (The MacArthur ...Read More

  • The Revelation of God’s Grace

    Titus 2:11

    John Calvin says, “The manifestation of the grace of God unavoidably carries along with it exhortations to a holy life.” We begin to live rightly because of God’s grace towards us, and each time the Lord forgives us we ...Read More

  • Is Grace Cooperative?

    Titus 2:11

    Passages such as Titus 2:11 are invoked as proof of prevenient grace, but the biblical doctrine of election forces us to reject Arminian and Wesleyan interpretations. When Paul says the grace of God has brought salvation to all people ...Read More

  • The Return of Christ

    Titus 2:11–14

    Although the Spirit of God must work apart from our efforts to give us spiritual life, we are not to be passive recipients of God’s grace after we have trusted in Christ by faith alone. The new birth begins ...Read More

  • Life in the Present Age

    Titus 2:12

    The renunciation of ungodliness and worldly passions is something that must be done daily and can only be accomplished by the grace of God through our reliance on the Holy Spirit. What ungodly behavior have you been indulging in that ...Read More

  • Our Blessed Hope

    Titus 2:13–14

    The Holy Spirit is called the guarantee of our inheritance until we possess it (Eph. 1:13–14). One of the ways that He assures us of this is by giving a foretaste of it in our sanctification, using our ...Read More