It is one thing to teach from the Scriptures, but do we live what we teach as well as we teach?
The ability to carry on with the Christian life originates from Jesus Christ. Since Christ died for us and delivered us from transgression, we are therefore liberated from the control of sin. Christ gives us the strength and the comprehension to live as per God's will. Thusly, we would now be able to anticipate Christ's arrival with anticipation and expectation.
In verses 11-12:
The teaching of grace and salvation of the Gospel is for all people, regardless of their ethnic origin or the color of their skin (Ephesians 3:2). The Gospel teaches us to deny sin and to live righteously, for we are no longer under the law but grace (Romans 6:12-14). It instructs us to abandon sin, and to have no more to do with it. We are to deny wickedness and common desires, put off the old conversation (Ephesians 4:22), and the lust of the flesh and the pride of life (1 John 2:16).
We are to live soberly, righteously, and godly. We do this by caring and doing good for one another (1 Corinthians 10:24 & 12:25) and doing what is right for God (1 Corinthians 10:31). Whatever we do in and out of the church building or within the church body should be for the glory and honor of God (Ephesians 4:12).
In verse 13:
We must look to God in Christ, as the object of our hope and worship. In doing so, we look for the glories of another world, that heavenly home. At, and in, the glorious appearing of Christ, the blessed hope of Christians will be complete, to bring us to holiness. Christ’s first appearing was in payment for justice, His second will be in His glory and majesty (Hebrews 9:28). Christ is our hope (1 Timothy 1:1) and without Him man would be miserable (1 Corinthians 15:19).
In verses 14-15:
Christ loved us and gave Himself for us; and what we must do is to love and surrender ourselves to Him. Redemption from sin and purification go together and make a peculiar people for God. We are free from guilt and condemnation. Christ purchased our salvation by giving himself as a ransom (1 Timothy 2:6) and sanctified us (John 10:17-19). Christ suffered for our sins (1 Peter 3:18) by making Himself to be sin that we might be made righteous (2 Corinthians 5:21).
We should speak only of and from God’s Word, not our own (1 Peter 4:11). Having an opinion is one thing, but what does the Word of God, the Holy Bible, say about any subject. Granted, one person may interpret the Word differently from someone else, but we should look at the basics of the Gospel.
Paul told Titus to not only teach the Scriptures but to live them as well. Therefore, we are also to teach, to encourage, and to give corrections. How are we to teach the Word?
Albeit good teachings happen in study halls and little gatherings, but a large part of the teaching that Paul alludes to should be done in the “classroom” of the individual and family connections.
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