We are in Gomba today – medical clinic and resource distribution
Titus is told to teach sound doctrine and then is given examples for the various groups of people in the church: the older men – be temperate, serious, prudent and sound in faith, love and endurance; to the older women – reverent, no slanderous or slaves to drink; to the younger men – self controlled and models of integrity; etc. Paul believed that the time of Christ’s return was getting close and they should be ready – sober and sober minded and fully alert.
He uses the expression “blessed hope” in verse 13 – the blessed hope is the return of Jesus and the end of the age. In every Communion celebration we proclaim the mystery of faith: Christ has died (we get the crucifixion); Christ is Risen (yes, we also get the resurrection); Christ will come again – this is the blessed hope of all Christians.