Titus

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Paul’s more personal thoughts (3:12-15)

In our last study on the book of Titus we see how Paul, even in his more personal closing remarks demonstrates the heart of a pastor in his concerns and the need for believers to be active in their support of others. Some of Paul’s fellow workers are known to us and some are not, but all play their part. We also consider why Paul should desire the grace of God to be bestowed on the believers on Crete.

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Church Discipline: Its necessity, purpose and problems (3:9-11)

What does a church do if one of its members is not behaving properly and causing division? Can it safely ignore the situation or does it act?

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It’s not good to talk! (3:9)

In this sermon we look at some of the discussions that Paul tells Titus to avoid. Some of them can have no definite conclusion. Some will be over topics that no longer matter. Some will only be the cause of strife since neither side will listen to the other.

One big reason for Paul’s prohibition is that there are more important things that should concern us. Does all our talking with those who disagree make us into more godly believers? Is the way we live more honouring to God or not? Are we doing all Paul says in chapter 2?

Many questions …

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Description of the Christian life (3:8)

In this sermon we look at some the characteristics of the Christian life. We see it is active because it comes from a living and not a dead faith…

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A Reliable Saying (3:4-8)

We look at one of the reliable sayings in Paul’s letters which has at its heart the astounding truth that God saved us. These verses show us the source of that salvation, its cause, how it is worked out in us and who is active in that work. Then turning to the glorious results of that salvation Paul expects it to be the motivation for living a life that pleases and glorifies God.

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