Christian Topics Doctrine Pastoral

A Few Thoughts on Titus 2:13-14

Titus 2:13-14 NIV while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. A reason to come. The gift of all gifts. The past gift—His birth in Bethlehem. The coming gift—His return for His church It…

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Christian Living Pastoral

A Few Thoughts on the Epistle of Titus Part 10

Titus 3:12-15 Final Greetings Final Greetings 12 When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, be diligent to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have determined to winter there. 13 Help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos in any way you can, so that they are lacking nothing. 14 Also, let ours learn to keep up good works for essential needs, so that they won’t be unfruitful. 15 All that are with me greet you.…

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A Few Thoughts on the Epistle of Titus Part 9

Titus 3:9-11 Avoid Some Things To Avoid 9 Avoid foolish questions, genealogies, big arguments and battles over the law, for they are not beneficial and useless. 10 Reject a heretic—after the first and second warning— 11 Knowing that such a person is twisted and sins, being self-condemned. Notes B1 Actions to avoid C1 The actions D1 Foolish questions E1 Some cross references F1 2 Timothy 2:23 WEL Avoid foolish and stupid questions, knowing that they…

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A Few Thoughts on the Epistle of Titus Part 8

Titus 3:3-8 What We Were, and How God Changed Us What We Were and How God Changed Us 3 We ourselves were also at one time foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various evil desires and pleasures, passing our time being spiteful, envious, obnoxious, and hating one another. 4 But as soon as the kindness and love of God our Savior toward mankind appeared, 5 He saved us, not by works of righteousness, which we have done,…

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A Few Thoughts on the Epistle of Titus Part 7

Titus 3:1-2 Dealing with non-Christians Dealing with non-Christians 1 Remind them to be under the authority of rulers and authorities, to comply with [their rules], to be ready for every good work, 2 Not to insult anyone, or be contentious, [but to be] gentle, showing a complete meekness to all people. Notes: B1 Government authorities C1 As much as possible, we are to follow the law of our government. C2 There is no such thing…

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Church Doctrine Pastoral

A Few Thoughts on the Epistle of Titus Part 6

Titus 2:11 God Wants All to Be Saved and Titus 2:12-15 Preach Godliness God Wants All to Be Saved 11 For the saving grace of God has appeared to all people, Preach Godliness 12 Teaching us that by refusing ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live in this present world with self-restraint, righteously, and pleasingly to God. 13 Looking for that blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14…

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A Few Thoughts on the Epistle of Titus Part 5

Titus 2:9-10 Slaves and Masters Advice to Servants and Masters Titus 2:9-10 WEL  [Tell] servants to be under the authority of their own masters, to be well pleasing in everything, not talking back [to them], 10 Not stealing [from them], but demonstrating complete trustworthiness, so as to adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in everything, Notes B1 Ephesians 6:5-9 NLT Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as…

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A Few Thoughts on the Epistle of Titus Part 4

Titus 2:1-8 Instructions for both older and younger believers Advice to Older Men 1 But you are to talk about things which are appropriate for sound doctrine. 2 The older men are to be sober, dignified, self-controlled, being sound in faith, love, and perseverance. Advice to Older Women 3 The elder women in the same way [are to be] in behavior what is consistent with holiness, not slanderers, not enslaved to much wine, teachers of…

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Apologetics Church Pastoral

A Few Thoughts on the Epistle of Titus Part 3

Titus 1:10-16 Rebuke Titus 1:10-16 WEL For there are many unruly, mouthy talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who sabotage whole families teaching things which they should not for the sake of shameful personal profit. 12 One of themselves, a prophet of their own said, “Cretans are always liars, wicked beasts, and lazy bellies.” 13 This witness is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they may…

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Church Pastoral

A Few Thoughts on the Epistle of Titus Part 2

Titus 1:5-9 Church leaders Titus 1:5-9 WEL I left you in Crete for this reason, that you should finish organizing and appoint elders in every city as I directed you. 6 So, if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused of a riotous or unruly life.  7 For an overseer must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not easily angered, not given to wine, not…

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