Titus – Living in Light of the Cross – 2011 – Canberra, AUS
The life of faith is a spiritual journey beginning at the moment of new birth (regeneration) through personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, and continuing onward and upward from spiritual infancy—through the stages of spiritual growth— into maturity and beyond. I refer to it as the journey “from the cross to the crown.”
The little book of Titus, one of Paul’s “pastoral epistles,” provides a short-course on the life of faith. As we explore the great and timeless truth contained in this epistle, we will refer again and again to the “life of faith” and the journey “from the cross to the crown,” and to the many promises and provisions supplied by God in His matchless grace for those who choose to live in the light of the cross.
This was the subject of the Spring 2011 Conference in Canberra, Australia.
Older women should be more spiritual mature, so can minister to younger women (Tit 2:3-5). Doing so would be hold the Word in great esteem. "reverent in behavior" in the Greek means dressed appropriately for the temple. Anna invested her entire life of 60 years as a widow in reverence to God (Luk 2:36-38), suitable for worship. Gossip is a reflection of the devil. Wine can enslave (Tit 2:3). Women should be teaching by example, and impart what God have done in them. Older women are to teach younger women to love (Greek - phileo) friendship and compatibility. We are to dress ourselves with Jesus Christ - love (Greek - agape) for others (Tit 3:4, Rom 13:14, 2Co 5:14). We are to be dressed in good works (Eph 2:10, 1Ti 2:9-10, Rev 19:7-8). Removing weeds (sins) in the field is not the goal, but fruit is the goal. A submissive wife is excellent (Pro 12:4).
Conference notes for this series can be found [HERE]