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Billboards - Part 3

Posted on August 20, 2017

Titus 2:1-10

Pastor Mike Hodges

Only one command for young men? Be self-controlled.

Why especially in young men? It sets a pattern for your life.

Temptations that challenge our self-control:

  1. Financial
  2. Moral
  3. Social media
  4. Sexual

Reasons to exhibit self-control:

  1. Hormones
  2. Decisions
  3. Preparation for the future

Titus 2:11-12

  1. We need to learn to say “no” and not feel guilty, or be made to feel guilty, about saying it.
  2. We need to have standards we live by that reflect God’s truth.
  3. We need to recognize that every impulse is not good to follow.
  4. We need to remember that every “billboard“ will be read by someone.

My challenge to young men:

  1. Learn that self-control, though attainable, is hard and you need God’s Holy Spirit to accomplish it.
  2. Learn that what you decide today has consequences for tomorrow.
  3. Learn that life is not always fair and you must trust that God is in control and has a plan for you no matter what comes.
  4. And, be the billboards for others, young and old, including us, that clearly show the message of Jesus and show it attractively.