• The Call to Sound Doctrine Devotional

    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 only the abstract doctrines of theology are to be our concern but also the concrete, practical demands of the ethics of God’s Word. May we all focus on both of these areas and work this week on the one in which we have less understanding. View Resource

  • The Call to Sound Doctrine Devotional

    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 only the abstract doctrines of theology are to be our concern but also the concrete, practical demands of the ethics of God’s Word. May we all focus on both of these areas and work this week on the one in which we have less understanding. View Resource

  • Trinitarian Heresies Devotional

    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 in evangelical churches may unwittingly affirm one of these heresies. We must study doctrine so that we can recognize heresy and keep ourselves from believing it. View Resource

  • The Conduct of Older Men Devotional

    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 rule that “men will be boys.” We must stand strong against this trend, respecting those men who are indeed dignified and self-controlled, and we must also teach our young men to practice such things. View Resource

  • Lessons for Young Women Devotional

    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 wife knows how to relate well to her husband, and the church should be concerned to help couples learn the parameters of Christian marriage. Let us do what we can to encourage such mentoring relationships to form in our churches. View Resource

  • Reverent Older Women Devotional

    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 questions about things that are really none of our business. We ought never repeat personal or sensational rumors we hear about people. Are you guilty of being a gossip? With the Spirit’s help, endeavor to stop this behavior today. View Resource

  • A Wife’s Main Arena Devotional

    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 a holy love for his wife and never ask her to do something that compromises her dignity and conscience. If you are a husband, do you love your wife in this way? If you are a wife, do you submit to your own husband’s authority? View Resource

  • Self-Controlled Younger Men Devotional

    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 right to expect them to be an example for us in godliness, which is seen in a life of repentance and faith. May we show grace to our leaders and may they be reminded that they are models for us all, that their teaching of the truth may be heard. View Resource

  • Putting Opponents to Shame Devotional

    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 as God would have us live and an honesty to admit our sins and failings to others. It also means that we forgive those who ask our pardon. When you sin are you quick to admit it? When others repent are you quick to forgive? View Resource

  • Adorning the Doctrine of God Devotional

    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 Bible Commentary, p. 1,824). Whether we work at home or in an office, field, or factory, we must labor before the face of God. Make it your aim, with the Spirit’s aid, to work with all your might, whatever your vocation may be. View Resource

  • Is Grace Cooperative? Devotional

    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, he must mean God has saved all kinds of people. Salvation is not restricted to one gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic group, so we must preach the gospel to people of every background. View Resource

  • The Revelation of God’s Grace Devotional

    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 grow more thankful for His mercy and thus more motivated to do His will. He is not required to pardon us once, much less repeatedly. Such abundant grace mercifully leads us to pursue holiness. View Resource

  • The Return of Christ Devotional

    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 a lifelong process of sanctification in which we cooperate with the Holy Spirit to mortify sin, do good, and serve God. We properly wait for Jesus’ return by doing His will, not by sitting on our hands and wishing for an escape from this fallen world. View Resource

  • Life in the Present Age Devotional

    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 needs to be renounced this day? Turn to Christ from this temptation and ask Him, by His Spirit, to help you overcome it. Find another believer who can encourage you to do this on a regular basis. View Resource

  • Our Blessed Hope Devotional

    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 hope in what we will be at the resurrection to begin moving us toward the full holiness we will experience on that day. Do you let the knowledge that all of creation, including your sinfulness, will be purged and renewed move you to pursue holiness and reconciliation today? View Resource