Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Titus 2 - Outline & Notes

Titus 2 by CMJimenez
Titus 2, a photo by CMJimenez on Flickr.

1. Recap
- Ch. 1: Practical (v 5) > Vocal (v 13)
- Ch. 2: Vocal (v 1) > Practical (v 7)
- Church Order = Efficiency Maximizes Effectiveness
You will never just drift into godliness. If you think you will, you are living on a different planet! It's not going to happen. - Mike Atwood
2. Soundness
- 4x in Titus (1.9; 1.13; 2.1-2) Means "to be in good health"

  • This is a prerequisite for Growing Green
- Sensible occurs 5x in Titus (1.8; 2.2; 2.5; 2.6; 2.12) Means "sound in the senses, in mind"
- Sound in Titus 2.8 Means "to restore to good health"
Cardinal Virtues
- Prudence
- Temperance > Related to soundness
- Justice
- Fortitude
Temperance referred not specially to drink, but to all pleasures; and it meant not abstaining; but going the right length and no further... the whole point is that he is abstaining, for a good reason from something he does not condemn and enjoys seeing other people enjoying... (he) may see fit to give up all sorts of things for special reasons--... but the moment he starts saying the things are bad in themselves, or looking down his nose at other people who do use them, he has taken the wrong turning. - C. S. Lewis Mere Christianity
Remember: Absus non tollit usun "The abuse does not abolish the use"
Example from Criminology
- Crimes may be Mala en se or Mala Prohibita
See post on Soundness for explanation

3. Value 
- Soundness Tramples Tyranny (Legalism)
- Soundness Transcends Technology (Culture)
Soundness helps us to interpret God's word properly and apply it into our own day without becoming legalistic.

4. Soundness 
Teach the younger ones: Soundness must be learned

  • Learn by Experience 
  • Learn by Enlightenment (teaching)
Teach the older ones: Soundness must be earned
  • Practice
  • Application
- Soundness is not natural for either the young or old, it must be both learned and earned.

5. Doctrine 
- 3/4 mentions in Titus in CH 2
- Doctrine is the basis of what we believe
- Paul gives four directives

  1. (1.9) Secure it - Learn
  2. (2.1) Speak it - Affirm
  3. (2.7) Show it - Implement
  4. (2.10) Sing praises (adorn) - Results
This is a process of learning what a Christian is, affirming it with one another and implementing it into our daily lives. As a result, people will sing God's praises for His teachings. 

6. Why 
- Because something has to define the Christian: beliefs about Christ and His mission are essential.
- There are certain parameters that govern what is meant when calling people Christians.

7. How 
- Appearing Grace

  1. Brings Salvation
  2. Instructs
  3. Looking (gives us hope of seeing God)
- Appearing Glory
  • HE gave Himself for us
  • HE purified us for Himself
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