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Summary: This message tells us why there is no Holy Ghost power in the church today.

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TITUS 2:11-14 “WHY NO HOLY GHOST POWER”

A) To live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world requires Holy Ghost power!

* Luke 24:49 “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of

Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.”

* Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:”

B) In the Book of Titus, Paul had to leave Crete and the church there and go on to another

work, and he left Titus in charge of the church – 1:5!

* Titus was a Greek believer (Gal. 2:3) … He was won to the Lord through Paul’s ministry (1:4).

* Paul was writing to reveal, to instruct him as to what to do.

C) This church suffered from two directions …….

* One: From the outside … False teachers, visiting Judaizers who mixed law and grace.

* Two: From the inside … Ignorant Christians who abused the grace of God and turned it into a

license to sin … Grace doesn’t give us a license to sin, so Paul said in v.5 …….

D) The emphasis in this book is living right and doing right!

* God’s grace leads a person to live a godly life. * The key verse in this book is 3:8 …….

* Paul tells us about three things that is hindering the church and hurting their testimony …….

* And these three things also tells us why there is no Holy Ghost power among believers …….

(1) NO AWARENESS OF SIN – 1:10-16! * Notice the phrase, “unruly and vain talkers.”

A) These are people who talked religion, but didn’t live it!

* Such people make a great show of conduct, but inwardly they’re filthy vessels.

* They’re like the Pharisee’s … They make clean the outside of the cup and …….

B) Paul says, “specially they of the circumcision:”

* This points out that the Jews urged the Gentile Christians to be circumcised.

* v.11 “Whose mouths must …” * The Greek word is not found anywhere else in the Bible!

* It means, “To put something over the mouth; to silence.”

* And the way to stop them was with the truth … The Word of God.

C) “Who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.”

* They were turning whole families away from the truth … And doing it for money!

D) Today we have about lost our awareness of sin! * Nothing is wrong anymore!

* But I’m here to tell you … Cursing is sin … Gambling is sin … Drinking alcohol is sin …

* Abortion … Homosexuality … Adultery … Fornication (living together outside of marriage) …

* Just laying out of church for no real reason … Not praying … Not tithing …

* Not studying the Scriptures … These are all sin!

E) What God said was wrong 2000 years ago is still wrong today!

* Not many preachers will name sin today … If you do, you’ll be branded as butting into

somebody else’s business. * THAT’S WHAT I’M SUPPOSED TO DO!

* I’m supposed to preach the whole council of God – Acts 20:27 Paul said, “For I have not

shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.”

F) Paul tells us what to do in v.13 … Look at it!

* The word “sharply” means “cuttingly severely,” and comes from the word meaning “to cut off.”

* He was to use words that the reproof would strike home, making them understand..


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