Paul’s message to Titus was clear and consistent: teach sound doctrine with dignity, integrity, and the authority given by God Himself. Titus was also to model the godly character and service he exhorted others to practice. Words, cautions Alistair Begg, are useless if they are not supported by actions. In contrast, when a pastor’s conduct embodies the Gospel message he preaches, believers are edified and encouraged to also live lives that declare the goodness of God’s grace.
1But as for you, teach what accords with sound1 doctrine.
7Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, 8and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.
15Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
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