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Learning – guest writer; Ana Hull, age 15

    Titus 2: 3-5
    (3) Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, (4) so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, (5) to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.

Quite a few months ago, Mrs. Sinclair taught the youth girls a class on Titus 2:3-5. As she read through the verses, we perceived the type of women God desired us to become, and soon we got the desire ourselves. We went through each verse, discussing new points every week and sharing our thoughts.

The first few classes we talked a lot about verse three, about gossiping and behaving ourselves at all times, even when we are around only our best friends. It really hit me on how easily gossip, specifically, found it’s way into my everyday conversations with my friends, and that it was the cause of quite a few problems going on inside youth.

During the next week, a few emails were sent out to a small group of my friends saying how we really needed to work on this. I was amazed at how many apologies were made, and how many walls were broken down between us. More and more we would catch ourselves saying things that the “woman of God” we wanted to be would not say. And more and more we would tell each other, “We really shouldn’t say this” or “Lets change the subject before we say something we will regret”, and it really made a difference in our relationships.

The Sunday after all that had happened, Mrs. Sinclair asked if anyone has a testimony to share with the others which concerned the class. I found myself telling everyone what had happened and how much it blessed me and my friends, as we were working through this ‘gossip’ issue. I told how I could finally see God entering into our conversations and how much of a difference it made.

It was an amazing class and really touched all of us, as Mrs. Sinclair taught us how to be the women that God wanted us to be.

Discussion

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  1. The Word of God promises to never return void, but to accomplish that which the Lord intends it to. What a wonderful testimony ! It is encouraging and refreshing to see today’s young women of God pressing into the truths of His Word, and it will truly be amazing to see the fruits of your labor in His Kingdom. Mrs. Sinclair is such a gift to the Body !

    Posted by Debbie Page | May 29, 2008, 4:52 am
  2. God used CFC, the Sinclairs, and so many amazing families and people to pour into my life for 2 years while finishing college in the North Country. I am thankful everyday for the teachings and the examples of Godly men and women that surrounded me. The Titus 2 teachings and other things from this site have challenged me in my every day walk to be studying and living out the Word!

    I’ve even been able to speak up with my friends and challenge them to watch their words and realize that it is gossip and slander. Thanks!

    Posted by Stefanie | May 30, 2008, 5:06 am
  3. Awesome!!

    Posted by Angela Agans | June 3, 2008, 8:26 am