Sermon Series
  • 1. Standing For The Truth

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 29 ratings

    The challenge for us, as it was for young Titus, is to stand for the truth so we won’t fall for something else.

    This past Wednesday Beth and I joined with a handful of other adults across the street from the high school in order to pray for the students who had gathered for See You At The Pole. More than 40 teenagers congregated in front of PTHS in order to pray for their campus, their community and more

  • 2. Appointing Godly Leaders

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 53 ratings

    The Bible is very clear about the test for Elders and Deacons and this morning we’re going to check our answers with Scripture.

    Mrs. Baker, a fifth grade teacher, observed a student in her class flipping a coin as he answered each true/false question on a test. This answer selection method continued all the way through the exam. Mrs. Baker then watched as he went through each question again, pausing to flip the coin each more

  • 3. Leading By Example

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 26 ratings

    Today we’re going to look at the second half of the list of qualifications for Elders from Titus 1:8-9 and then we’re going to take a brief look at the role of Deacons in the church.

    Today is my 25th birthday! Some of you look skeptical because you’re sure I’m older than that. Through the witness of my college roommate, I was born spiritually on October 3rd, 1979. Actually, I wish I acted older than I am. While I’m thankful for all the changes that Christ has made in my life, more

  • 4. Dealing With The Disgruntled

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 37 ratings

    When we come against those who come after us, sometimes we should ignore them, and other times we must speak succinctly to them.

    Every morning an older woman would go out on her porch, raise her arms to the sky and yell, “Praise the Lord!” An atheist bought the house next door to her and quickly became irritated with these expressions of exaltation. After putting up with it for about a week, he couldn’t take it anymore. The more

  • 5. Mentoring Men

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 91 ratings

    Teaching does not have to be in a formal setting; in fact, the best kind of learning takes place in every day life, when we simply speak spiritual truth.

    As we turn today to Titus 2, the focus, as John MacArthur states, “changes from the pastors to the people, from the elders to everybody, and from the leadership to the laity.” Specifically, Paul’s passion is for people to live out the transforming power of the gospel and not to look like the “same more

  • 6. Mentoring Women

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 114 ratings

    This morning we’re going to study three verses from Titus 2 to discover the ministry job description for women.

    Three women were walking along the beach: a blonde, a redhead and a brunette. They found a genie’s lamp so they rubbed it and the genie came out. Since there were three of them the genie said that each of them would be granted one wish. The brunette said she wouldn’t mind being smarter, and poof, more

  • 7. Being Good Citizens

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.” In Philippians 1:27, Paul acknowledged the fact that we are also citizens on earth and must therefore be careful about how we live:

    I heard former President Jimmy Carter interviewed on WGN Radio a couple weeks ago. In commenting about the current presidential campaign, he said, “I’ve never seen it so negative and there has never been a sharper divide in our country.” He then said that of the 52 elections he has monitored around more

  • 8. Telling The Salvation Story

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 39 ratings

    We need to avoid spiritual arrogance and not look down on those who sin differently than we do.

    The last two responses on that clip were pretty unsettling but they serve as summary statements for many today. The one guy believes that people can’t really change and that if we wanted to get rid of evil, we’d have to destroy the whole world and start over. Unbelievably, the woman replied that more

  • 9. Keeping Harmony In The Church

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 46 ratings

    God’s heart is for harmony in the church.

    Roger Staubach, who led the Dallas Cowboys to an NFL championship after the 1971 season and was voted Super Bowl MVP, admitted that his position as a quarterback who didn’t call his own signals was a source of frustration for him. Coach Tom Landry sent in every play from the sidelines. The coach more

  • 10. Working As A Team

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 53 ratings

    I see five team-building exercises that can benefit each of us today.

    A newspaper photographer wanted to get pictures of a fire so his newspaper agreed to charter a plane for him. When he arrived at the airport, he jumped into the plane and yelled, “Take off!” Once in the air, the photographer yelled to the pilot to make two or three low passes over the fire. The more