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Church Elders | Titus 1:5

This sermon was originally preached in 2016. This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might… appoint elders in every town as I directed you. Titus 1:5 ESV Given that appointing elders in every town was Paul's primary directive to Titus, it is troublesome that so few of us understand the biblical …

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The Hope of Eternal Life | Titus 1:2-4

This sermon was originally preached in 2016. in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior; To Titus, my true child in a common …

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Sent to Serve | Titus 1:1

This sermon was originally preached in 2016. Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness Titus 1:1 ESV Titus is a short letter written by the apostle Paul to his disciple Titus, who …

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Witnessing (Making Disciples: part four)

We know that we have found the good news that Christ saves sinners from the wrath of God, but that truth is invisible to the outside world unless we make it known to them. One way we can do this is by living as a witness for Christ. Witnessing, or testifying, is about displaying Jesus …

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a brief thought on Titus 3:3

“For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.” Titus 3:3 As with verse 11 of chapter two, the word “for” here indicates that this section is the reason and motivation behind the exhortations given …

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Church Discipline | Titus 3:9-15

But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. (Titus 3:9) As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned. (Titus 3:10-11) …

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a brief thought on Titus 2:12

training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age Titus 2:12 Even in sections of theology like this one, Paul cannot refrain from disclosing doctrine’s application. Here the emphasis is that the gospel trains us in godliness. In believing the truth of Scripture, we …

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