The Christian Table of Duties for the Home
Rev. Philip Hoppe, pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in Finlayson, MN and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bruno, MN, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Titus 2:1-15.
Healthy doctrine and godly living go hand-in-hand for Christians. Depending on a person’s station in life, certain temptations are more alluring. Paul instructs Titus to teach Christians accordingly, whether they are older men, older women, younger women, or younger women. Through each station in life, self-control serves as an overarching fruit of the Spirit. Christians strive toward such a holy life in order to adorn the truth from God our Savior. He has appeared as a baby born in Bethlehem in order to save us, and He will appear again on the Last Day to raise us and take us to our eternal home. As we Christians wait for His second appearing, we remain zealous for the good works He has given us to do.
“The Word is Trustworthy” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the three pastoral epistles: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus. These three letters are named after their recipients, two young pastors in the Christian Church. St. Paul gives instruction to these two men concerning the doctrine and life of the congregations where they are given to serve. In these epistles, the Apostle teaches both pastors and congregations of all times and places that the sound doctrine from God’s Word is faithful to save sinners in Christ Jesus.