Contributed on Jun 20, 2005
Titus ministered in an area where the culture influenced the Christian community with immorality, independence, and idleness. These same character traits exist in our culture as well - placing Christians on opposite sides when they don’t need to be.
Wouldn’t it be great if everyone in the church was like you? I’ve heard it said before that “church is great – except for all the people.” The fact is, the church is the people – imperfect members of the human race who came to Christ from various backgrounds and dysfunctions. Sometimes I wish ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2005
We fight so much for individual rights that we forget that our behavior is being watched by others - and can make a difference whether they come to Christ or not. So being free in Christ means freedom to say "no" to things we can do.
The key to understanding Titus chapter 2 is found in verses 11 & 12. Rather than a series of rather random and possibly restrictive or even discriminatory rules - Titus 2 teaches us how to live our lives in relation to the gospel - what it has meant to us and how it shapes our lives as we relate to ...read more
Contributed on Jul 13, 2005
Christians are more and more known for what we are against than what we are for. This confuses people about what the gospel is really about. Paul gives some very practical advice on how to be practically spiritual in an unsaved world.
How can we sum up Titus? It’s as simple as 1-2-3. 1. Find a good Biblical model and follow it (chapter 1) - Personal Faith 2. Allow yourself to be inconvenienced in order for the gospel to be attractive (ch 2) - Interpersonal Example 3. Seek to cooperate and assist others around you by ...read more