There is a mega church that has a large signboard—“What the Bible Says.” Another big church broadcasts their pastor’s preaching through TV. Yet another big church features great speakers and great music.
But what does the Bible say about making an impact in this world?
Paul answers that question in Titus 2. In v. 5, he writes, “that the word of God may not be reviled.” In v. 8, “so that an opponent” has “nothing evil to say about us.” In v. 10, “so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.” This is Paul’s purpose—to impact the world for Christ positively.
In Titus 2, Paul is not telling us that great music will impress this world. He is not telling us that large gatherings will influence people. Rather, Paul teaches that to make an impact in this world, we are to live godly lives. The key is in how we live.
Paul singled out five groups of people in church—the older men, the older women, the young women, the young men, and the slaves/employees. He exhorted them how to live for God so that they impact people.
There are two parts in this chapter. First, Paul writes about how we should live. Second, Paul writes about why we should live like that.