"Thoughts" Pastor Nicholas Kallis
“The Household of God”
September 26th, 2021
In Titus 2, Paul lays out a portrait of what the church, the household of God should look like.
This picture severely contrasts with the portrait of the disobedient Cretans in chapter one. Paul
grounds or roots this picture of the church in the Gospel and in the salvation that Christ has
In Titus 2:1, Paul gives a charge to Titus; in Titus 2:2–10, Paul lays out the “household code”; in
Titus 2:11–14, Paul gives a beautiful description about the Gospel; and in Titus 2:15, Paul again gives a charge to Titus.
In Titus 2:2–10, Paul instructs older men, older women, younger women, younger men,
and slaves on how they are to live their Christian lives. A few major themes in this section
include: freedom from sin, self–control, and submission to proper authorities. All these themes
are rooted in God’s work in the Gospel, which is presented in Titus 2:11–14.
In Titus 2:11-14, we learn about the nature of salvation. Salvation trains “us to renounce
ungodliness and worldly passions.” Salvation trains us “to live self–controlled, upright, and
godly lives in the present age.” Salvation gives us a future hope. This future hope is the
appearing of the glory of Christ our Savior. Because Christ has saved us from sin and made us
his own possession, we are enabled to follow Paul’s instructions and live godly lives while we
await the return of Christ.