To slander or abuse or speak evil of no one, to avoid being contentious, to be forbearing (yielding, gentle, and conciliatory), and to show unqualified courtesy toward everybody.
For we also were once thoughtless and senseless, obstinate and disobedient, deluded and misled; slaves to all sorts of cravings and pleasures, wasting our days in malice and jealousy and envy, hateful (hated, detestable) and hating one another.
But when the goodness and loving-kindness of God our Savior to man appeared,
He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but because of His own pity and mercy, by cleansing of the new birth (regeneration) and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
Which He poured out richly upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior.
that we might be justified by His grace (by His favor, wholly undeserved), , and that we might become heirs of eternal life according to hope.
This message is most trustworthy, and concerning these things I want you to insist steadfastly, so that those who have believed in (trusted in, relied on) God may be careful to apply themselves to honorable occupations and to doing good, for such things are excellent and right , but good and profitable for the people.
But avoid stupid and foolish controversies and genealogies and dissensions and wrangling about the Law, for they are unprofitable and futile.
a man who is factious , after admonishing him a first and second time, reject ,
Well aware that such a person has utterly changed (is perverted and corrupted); he goes on sinning is convicted of guilt and self-condemned.
When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, lose no time but make every effort to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.
Do your utmost to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they want for (lack) nothing.
And let our own learn to apply themselves to good deeds (to honest labor and honorable employment), so that they may be able to meet necessary demands Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.whenever the occasion may require and not be living idle and uncultivated and unfruitful lives.
All who are with me wish to be remembered to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace (God's favor and blessing) be with you all. Amen (so be it).
Summary: How does one reach a fallen world that glorifies sin? Is their a right and wrong way to preach the Gospel? In Paul's message to Titus we find that loving people and doing good deeds is the only way to reach them.
Summary: Jesus is the foundation of the Church. A unified church fortifies that foundation. How do we avoid causing division? How do we handle the divisive person? Check out these thoughts from our Family Minister, Scott Jewell.
Summary: One of the saddest things that can happen in a congregation is when people begin to fight each other instead working together. Instead of being focused on our mission, we’re too busy bickering and fighting with each other.
Summary: It is possible to live a life that God approves of! But only because of what He has done. With God’s help we can live in such a way that God will get the attention! People should be able to look at our lives & say, “Look what the Lord has done.
Summary: I’m Amazed By God’s Gracious Mercy. In His mercy He saved us and we do not receive the punishment we deserve.
We deserve to spend eternity in hell, but we are saved and we are delivered by His mercy
Summary: The Epistles of Paul, Peter, and John contained the teaching and understanding of the closest individuals to the outpouring, of what the dispensation of the Spirit was all about. Their concept of what “Life in the Spirit” is all about is key to entering into the same kind of experience.
Summary: To slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. - Titus 3:2 In this age of technology, when our feelings get hurt it can be all too easy to go to social media websites to voice our opinion. For many of us ...
Summary: Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. - Titus 3:10 Throughout the New Testament scriptures there are verses that call for believers to use wisdom not to associate or promote individua ..
Summary: Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good. - Titus 3:1 The topic of submission to authority is one that is not very popular especially in the modern american Church. Many are taught th ..
Summary: Being engaged in good deeds we will avoid foolish controversies & divisiveness and live a fruitful life. The only evidence the unsaved world has that we belong to God is our godly lives & the deeds God does through us.
Summary: Let’s look at those Christian responsibilities and be reminded about how they apply to us.
1- Remind the people to obey those in authority
2- Remind the people to be considerate toward all
3- Remind the people to remember God’s love
Summary: Many believers haven’t gotten a handle on God’s grace. They haven’t fully accepted His grace. This message examines Paul’s discovery of grace in his own life, in the hope of learning something to help believers break free from guilt and condemnation.