Titus 3 - NIV
Saved in Order to Do Good
Saved in Order to Do Good
1 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,
2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.
3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.
4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
8 This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.
9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.
10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them.
11 You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.
12 As soon as I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, because I have decided to winter there.
13 Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way and see that they have everything they need.
14 Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.
Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith.
Grace be with you all.
Sermons on Titus 3
Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Jan 22, 2018
A Sermon examining certain issues you will often encounter inside the local church.
A Look Inside The Local Church- (pt 1) Titus 3:9-15 I don't know about you, but I can honestly say "I love church!" I love to assemble together with my brothers and sisters in Christ. The 3 times that we join together each week are a great privilege and blessing. I also enjoy visiting other ...read more
Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Jan 15, 2018
1. Victory now, Positional: occurs at salvation, Progressive: the process of growing in and becoming more like Jesus, Perfected: when we are in the literal presence of Christ, perfected and complete. 2. Victory forever
A Victory Story Selected Texts 1. Victory now sanctification (hagios): to make holy Positional: occurs at salvation 1 Peter 2:9 1 Corinthians 6:11 Progressive: the process of growing in and becoming more like Jesus Colossians 2:6-7 John 10:10 Titus 3:5-6 ...read more
Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Nov 22, 2017
The kindness and love of God our Saviour was manifested in the INCARNATION of our Lord Jesus Christ.
HE SAVED US Titus 3:4-7 Paul instructs Titus to remind his congregation to behave as good citizens (Titus 3:1-2). Next, the Apostle describes what we are saved from: “for (because - a word not to be omitted) we once also were…” (Titus 3:3). Then Paul shows us what God has done. Titus 3:4. ...read more
Contributed by Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Sep 9, 2017
To establish that the work of the Holy Spirit encompasses these three areas for discussion: the revelation of Christ; the resurrection of Christ, and our regeneration to Christ.
INTRODUCTION Outline. 1. Revelation of Christ 2. Resurrection of Christ 3. Regeneration to Christ Remarks. 1. In our lesson today we are going to be discussing a theme: “The Work of the Holy Spirit.” We will review three aspects of His work in the New Testament. The believer learns of the ...read more
Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 23, 2017
The best gift is Jesus’ birth, the coming of the Messiah, the entry of God into the world. We learn three things from the gift of the Christ child
The Best Gift of Christmas Titus 3:4-8 Kelvin Parks tells the story of talking with his neighbor about whether he had completed his shopping. He said he had bought a diamond ring. Kelvin said his wife had her heart set on a new car…. A Cadillac Escalade. So he asked his neighbor, “Didn’t your ...read more