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Scripture Reading: Titus 2:11-15

Proper for Sound Doctrine

(Titus 2)



1.  Sound mind and sound body describe good health, competency and capacity (Illus. “Last Will and Testament”), 2 Tim. 1:7.

  a.  hugiainō: “to have sound health, i.e. be well (in body); fig. to be uncorrupt (true in doctrine):---be in health, (be safe and) sound, (be) whole (-some).” (Strong’s)

2.  Sound: Doctrine, 1 Tim. 1:9; 4:3; Tit. 1:9; 2:1; wholesome words, 1 Tim. 6:3; 2 Tim. 1:13; in the faith, Tit. 1:13; faith, Tit. 2:2; speech, Tit. 2:8.

3.  Speak the things that are proper for sound doctrine, Titus 2:1.

  -Sound doctrine is a message (faithful word of God, Tit. 1:9), not a “testimony” of an experience, etc. (2 Tim. 4:3-4).



  A.  Older Men, Titus 2:2.

    1.  Teach old dogs new tricks! With respect, 1 Tim. 5:1; Job 32:2-9.

    2.  Sound minds:

      a.  Sober: “circumspect, temperate” (not intoxicated, lit. & fig.)

      b.  Reverent: Dignified, honorable, honest.

      c.  Temperate: Self-controlled, moderate, discreet.

    3.  Sound actions (faith, love, patience): Faithful life that loves God and others with steadfast endurance, 2 Cor. 5:7; 1 Cor. 15:58.

  B.  Older Women, Titus 2:3-4.

    1.  Like older men, must be willing to learn.

    2.  Behavior:

      a.  Reverent: Conduct becoming to holiness (priestly).

      b.  Not slanderers (diabalos, accuser), cf. 1 Tim. 3:11; 2 Tim. 3:3.

      c.  Not enslaved to much wine: Not dominated by, controlled by.

    3.  Teachers of good things: Instructing what is right.

       -Older women teach, train, encourage and warn young women by your words and the influence of your conduct

  C.  Young Women, Titus 2:4-5.

    1.  Admonish: To be called to soundness, to moderate, be in control. Young women must overcome the temptation to be extreme.

    2.  Behavior and demeanor:

      a.  Love husbands (philandros): Warm affection.

      b.  Love children (philoteknos): Fond of one’s children.

      c.  Discreet: Temperate (2:2), moderate, self-controlled.

      d.  Chaste: Pure, innocent, morally clean.

      e.  Homemakers: Domestic role, manage home, 1 Tim. 5:14.

      f.  Good (agathos): Virtuous, beneficial.

      g.  Obedient to husbands: Submissive, Eph. 5:22-24; 1 Pet. 3:1, 5-6.

          -Avoid blasphemy against the word of God.

  D.  Young Men, Titus 2:6-8.

    1.  Character: Sober-minded (moderate, “to put a moderate estimate upon one’s self, think of one’s self,” Thayer) Rom. 12:3.

    2.  Conduct: Good works (Eph. 2:10).

    3.  Doctrine (produces conduct, examples, 1 Tim. 4:12):

      a.  Integrity: Uncorrupted, purity.

      b.  Reverence: Gravity, dignity (not immature, lacking judgment).

      c.  Incorruptibility: Genuineness (not tainted with impurities).

      d.  Sound speech: Healthy communication (cf. Eph. 5:4).

          -So that any effort to oppose you is dishonorable (1 Pet. 3:16).

  E.  Servants (Workers), Titus 2:9-10. (20-30% of Roman Empire slaves)

    1.  Obey your masters w/o contradiction, 1 Tim. 6:1-2 (Col. 3:23).

        -Not sullen reluctance, but eager and glad to please. cf. Titus 1:12

    2.  Don’t pilfer, but be honest/truthful (steal, embezzle), Eph. 4:28.

    3.  Influence: Beautify gospel, not occasion for blasphemy (2:5, 1).



  A.  Sound Doctrine is Our Pattern in Life, Tit. 2:7; Phil. 3:14-17.

    1.  It meets all our needs for life and godliness, 2 Pet. 1:3.

    2.  Doctrine is essential for faithfulness!

  B.  Faithful Living Beautifully Adorns Sound Doctrine, Tit. 2:10, 11-12.



  A.  Speak, Exhort, and Rebuke with All Authority, 1 Tim. 4:13; 5:20; 2 Tim. 4:2 (1 Tim. 4:11; 5:7; 6:2). God’s authority

  B.  Not to be Despised (depreciate, discount, disregard), 1 Thess. 4:8.



1.  Doctrine is not optional. It must be sound (healthy) to be good.

2.  Bring glory to the gospel by personally applying sound doctrine to our lives.



By: Joe R. Price

Posted: August 14, 2018