Text: Titus 2:1-10
Introduction: Sound doctrine creates the correct character and behavior in the individual. It
allows each person to be what they should be, and directs them to act the way that they
should act, in order to be pleasing to God. That has been true in our studies of Aged Men,
Aged Women, Young Women, and Young Men. It is now true in our study of Servants.
Although written of a bond-servant (one who would sell themselves into slavery), the
character and actions described would be appropriately applied to the employee today in our
So, we see that sound doctrine hits us where we live. It is not an abstract concept, but a
Originally a bond-servant. A bond-servant would sell themselves into bondage to pay
debts. It was a self-induced slavery.
A servant today is one who serves someone else, and would appropriately be applied
to anyone who works for someone else.
“Submissive to the restraint or command of authority” (Webster)
1 Timothy 6:1,2
NOT ANSWERING AGAIN
Don’t talk back.
1 Peter 3:8-12
To rob or steal.
Even if the “master” has stolen from you (James 5:4), that does not give you the right
to steal from him.
SHEWING ALL GOOD FIDELITY
Faithful to your employer. Here used in opposition to stealing from him. Trustworthy.
Conclusion: Servants and employees must be and act a certain way to “adorn the doctrine
of God our Savior in all things.” How we act as an employee, as well as how we act at home
and t services, in fact, how we act everywhere, reflects upon the teachings of Christ. Our
actions are a lesson for those around us as to whom we follow, and what He is like. Our
actions ought to reflect God and Christ. We ought to be Christians. We ought to be godly. Not
just in certain things; but, in all things.
How do you act on the job? What type of person are you? Are you adorning the doctrine of
Christ? Or, are you corrupting it?