"To Be or Not To Be...Is that the question?" - Titus 2:1-10
After a heavy and hard-hitting passage directing Titus to put a stop to the destructive teachings in the Cretan church, now Paul turns his attention to the people in the congregation.
Even if you are not a Shakespeare fan, you will likely recognize the quote from Hamlet. In a moment of internal turmoil, hanging between life and death, Hamlet questions his won continued existence. Hence the question, "To be or not to be.."
But for Paul, this is not really the question. The question is, "What should I be?" or "What can I be?" As Christians, the other part of this discussion is "what we used to be." Do you know what I am saying?
Why does it matter what I am? It's my life after all, right? The roles of man and woman, and what it means to be those things, are not defined by the world any longer. We learn "to be" a man from God. We learn "to be" a woman from God.
How do we learn those things? Where do we learn those things? What exactly is a healthy picture of "man" and "woman"? I expect no less than a challenging and spirit-filled discussion of these things, so...
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