GEW-07 EBG-36 Titus Two Women-07 Mothers Energized by Grace Love Their Children .doc Husbands Loved by Grace-Energized-Wives Titus 2:4 070617AM I’d like to go back with you to the beginning and together see God’s original intent and plan for men who would become husbands and fathers, as seen in Adam. As you turn to Genesis […]
GEM-R-19 130512AM Encouraging Wives & Moms.doc How to Encourage Your Incredible Wife & Mother Ephesians 5 Today is Mother’s Day, and husbands and children all over America have been thinking of ways to honor their wives and mothers. There have been meals planned, gifts purchased, and cards written. All of those are wonderful. But the […]
God’s high calling for Titus 2 women of grace, is for them to express love that their husbands and children can feel. To most of us mature 21st century believers that may sound wonderful. To them it must have sounded impossible. As we open to Ephesians 4, think about how hard it has always been to live pleasing to God, in this ungodly world.
The Cretans of Paul’s day lived in an ego-centered, selfish society that knew and cared little about forgiveness. Roman society became so decadent that it saw forgiving people as weak and unforgiving ones as strong. Cretans celebrated vengeful gods and exalted as heroes those who took vengeance on others. The result was a society so much like America today—filled with bitterness, vengeance, anger, hate, and hostility.
Submission in Biblical terms is when we submit to wanting God’s way.
Since the Garden of Eden, and mankind’s Fall into sin—we humans have wanted our own way.
In Matthew 6, Jesus reduced life to one simple goal—seeking God’s rule over each day of our life.
Remember Christ’s simple yet powerful words? Please open there with me:
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. NKJV
Seek Submission to
God’s Rule First
God launched His plan to train the women of Christ’s Church using the godly older women He was already at work inside, and allowing their Spirit-led walk as they grew day-by-day, to flow out into the lives of younger women. But the message that the Lord Himself asked these women to communicate must have sounded impossible.