The Apostle Paul once wrote to a young pastor:
“Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance” (Titus 2:2).
In preaching this passage, Pastor Voddie Baucham takes some time to apply Paul’s command to produce men who are sound in faith to the church today. Let me just say it, I think he absolutely hits the nail on the head. Take five minutes of your time and be challenged to pursue greater joy. May we raise our expectations to that of Paul’s.
Update: I think it is helpful to note that Baucham is not equating one’s knowledge of church history, theology, or philosophy with their maturity. One can be very knowledgeable of God’s truth without being mature or God-honoring (see James 2:19). Knowledge does not equal maturity. Instead, he is taking aim at the sin issues within the heart that cause many Christians to be lackadaisical or apathetic toward growing their faith and love. So don’t come away focusing on how much your know or don’t know, but think hard about why you are or aren’t seeking to grow your knowledge, faith, and love.
You can see the whole video here.