Shining “God’s Light” through us shows what God is like to others. This can be extremely difficult since other’s view of God is so high! Here are areas we need to shine as examples from Titus 2:6-15…
Self-Controlled – sōphroneō – modest, mellow (2 Cor. 5:13)
Integrity – adiaphthoria – not tainted (don’t stink) (2 Cor. 2:15)
Seriousness – semnotēs – respect, dignity (Prov. 5:9-10)
Soundness – aphtharsia – sincerity, purity (2 Tim. 1:10)
Not Condemned – enantios – nothing sticks (Rom. 16:17)
Shame on Them – entrepō – confound, turn it back (2 Thess. 3:14)
Note: slave/servant (doulos) = employee today (Matt. 25:14-30)HW
Subject/Obedient – hypotassō – submit, yield (1 Pet. 2:18)
Please them – euarestos – exceed expectation (Heb. 13:21)
Not Talk Back – antilegō – contradict, defy (Rom. 10:21)
Not Steal – nosphizō – embezzle, selfish use (Acts 5:2-3)
Trusted – pistis – faithful, reliable (Prov. 25:13; Col. 3:23-24)
Testimony – kosmeō – honor, embellish (Rev. 21:2)
Deny – arneomai – reject or refuse
Ungodliness – asebeia – lack of reverence (2 Tim. 2:16)
Worldly passions – epithymia – crave forbidden (Rom. 13:14)
Upright – dikaiōs – within the boundaries/laws (1 Cor. 15:34)
Godly – eusebōs – pious, worthy of God (2 Tim. 3:12)
Waiting – prosdechomai – anticipation, expectation (Jude 1:21)
Appearance of Christ – epiphaneia – revelation (2 Tim. 4:8)
Redemption from sin – lytroō – liberate, release (1 Cor. 15:51-58)
Purity in life – katharizō – scrubbed clean, dedicated (2 Cor. 7:1)
Passion for God – zēlōtēs – defend, proclaim (1 Cor. 14:12)
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Verses for Be the Example
Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive. For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.
2 Corinthians 5:13
If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.
lest you lose your honor to others and your dignity to one who is cruel, lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich the house of another.
2 Timothy 1:10
but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.
2 Thessalonians 3:14
Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed.
Matthew 25:14-30 – READ AT HOME!!!
1 Peter 2:18
Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.
equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
But concerning Israel he says, “All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and obstinate people.”
With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet. Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
2 Timothy 2:16
Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.
1 Corinthians 15:34
Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame.
2 Timothy 3:12
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted
keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
2 Timothy 4:8
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
1 Corinthians 15:51-58
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
1 Corinthians 14:12
So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.