Contributed on Mar 11, 2017
In Titus 1:10–16, Paul first gives a general 1) description of false teachers in the church who are to be silenced (Titus 1:10–13a). He then specifies 2) What the reaction to those should be (Titus 1:13b–14) and 3) Evaluates their lives (Titus 1:15–16).
The publishing world sees very few books reach blockbuster status, but William Paul Young’s The Shack has now exceeded even that. The book, originally self-published by Young and two friends, has now sold more than 10 million copies and has been translated into over thirty languages. It is now one ...read more
Contributed on Feb 18, 2017
Effective Gospel Ministry must be 1) Committed to God’s Mastery (Titus 1:1a), 2) Committed to God’s Mission, Message and Means (Titus 1:1b-3), as well as 3) Committed to God’s Members (Titus 1:4).
As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with President Donald Trump this week, there was much on the line. Revolving around their common interests, the future economic, security and travel implications of their citizens was on the line. For the Apostle Paul, his discussions with Titus in Titus 1, had ...read more
Contributed on Feb 25, 2017
Church leaders are to have unblemished 1) public reputations (Titus 1:6a) and must qualify in four specific areas: sexual morality (Titus 1:6b), family leadership (Titus1:6c), general character (Titus 1:7–8), and teaching skill (Titus 1:9).
For the greater part of this century, evangelical Christianity has been deeply committed to the battle for doctrinal purity. But in many circles in recent years it has not been as committed to moral purity, even among its leaders. Inevitably the church has experienced erosion of its integrity and ...read more
Contributed on Mar 18, 2017
The patterns of holy living that make for effective witness are here given as the distinguishing marks of the Christian groups addressed to: 1) Older Men (Titus 2:2), 2) Older Women (Titus 2:3–4a), 3) Young Women (Titus 2:4b–5), and 4) Young Men (2:9)
Healthy things grow, but growth in itself must never be the aim. If it is, unhealthy things will be permitted. Commonly we understand the difference between someone who eats right and exercises that achieves health and someone who is sedentary and eats poorly who grows in obesity. God’s primary ...read more
Contributed on Apr 1, 2017
Workers show the Godly value of work, when their labors are: 1) Submissive (Titus 2:9a), 2) Selfless (Titus 2:9b), not 3) Subjective (Titus 9c) or 4) Stealing (Titus 2:10a) but 5) Steady (Titus 2:10b)
The only scheme the New Testament knows for evangelization is personal, apart from the proclamation of God-called and anointed and gifted preachers. Approximately ninety percent of all people surveyed as to how it was that they came to know Jesus Christ pointed to a personal witness, a friend, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 23, 2017
The Apostle Paul gives four aspects, or realities, of God’s redemptive grace, in salvation from: 1) The Penalty (Titus 2:11), 2) The Power (Titus 2:12), 3) The Presence (Titus 2:13), and 4) The Possession (Titus 2:14) of sin.
During an interview this past week on CNN, the family of the man named Robert Godwin Sr. who was murdered on a recently posted Facebook video, responded in a way people could never imagine. His daughter said: “My father taught us how to love God, how to fear God and how to forgive. Each one of us ...read more
Contributed on Apr 29, 2017
In Titus 2:15 the Apostle Paul shows the Preacher’s Authority through 1) The Authority of the Word (Titus 2:15a), 2) The Authority to Exhort (Titus 2:15b) and 3) The Authority to Rebuke (Titus 2:15c).
When I grew up in Toronto, I attended the Catholic Church, went to Catholic schools and participated in Catholic service origination's. I sought to be faithful to what I thought God desired. I went to Church, was an alter boy, attended spiritual retreats and tried to be active in service projects. ...read more
Contributed on May 21, 2017
1) Our duties as Christians (Titus 3: 1–2), 2) Our former condition of unbelief and sin (Titus 3: 3), 3) Our salvation through Jesus Christ (Titus 3: 4–7), and 4) Our mission to an unbelieving, lost world (Titus 3: 8).
This week, Ray Pennings co-founder and executive vice-president of the think tank Cardus. wrote about how faith plays a big role in how Canadians see the world. A majority of respondents — 52 per cent — told the pollster that personal faith or religious beliefs were an important factor in how they ...read more
Contributed on Jun 19, 2017
Within the assembly, watch for: 1) Relationships with false teachers (Titus 3:9), 2) With factious people (Titus 3:10–11), 3) With fellow servants (Titus 3:12–13), and 4) With faithful friends (Titus 3:14–15).
Ahead of the announcement of the new leader of the Federal Conservative Party last night, the party’s interim leader Rona Ambrose took to the stage for one final farewell — and to send some words of advice to whomever replaces her. “Bedrock conservative values are more important than any policy ...read more