Sermons on Titus

Sermons on Titus

Until Every Need Is Met

Titus 3:12-15 Christianity was founded upon what Jesus gave and yet we have turned church into what we get. The tendency in church can be to give as little as possible. Instead of showing minimal generosity, we should see how we can sacrificially give until every need is met. We have been shown God’s goodness so that we can display God’s goodness. Intentional Multiplication (Titus 3:12) The local church should be in the process of spiritual multiplication and intentional replacement. Our…

Stirring Up Division

4/23/17 – Titus: Stirring Up Division (Titus 3:9-11) In our striving for church unity, we must avoid majoring in the minors. God’s Word teaches us how to maintain unity and deal with those who stir up division. Avoid Divisive Arguments (Titus 3:9) We must discern the difference between truths, trends, and traditions. Truths are the unchanging, unbending doctrines of God clearly presented in Scripture. Trends are the current and popular directions within a culture. Traditions are the doctrines accepted by some to have…

Christ Have Mercy

Christ Have Mercy (Titus 3:1-8) – We will never do enough good works to earn God’s favor.  Our only hope for salvation is if Christ shows us mercy. Objection #1: I’ve Been Hurt by the Church (Titus 3:1-2) The local church should be a force for good within the community.  We should make it difficult for others to hate the message because they love the messengers. Objection #2: I’m Annoyed by Holier-Than-Thou Christians (Titus 3:3) We should be kind to sinners like…

Working While Waiting

Working While Waiting (Titus 2:11-15) People tend to drift to either passively waiting on Christ’s return or actively working while ignoring his return. We are to show zeal in our work while we wait. Salvation (Titus 2:11) The grace of God appeared.  It was not summoned, warranted, or earned. Salvation by grace knows no concept of merit. Sanctification (Titus 2:12) The gospel will produce godliness. God’s grace enables us to say “no” to sinful desires and “yes” to godly desires. Anticipation (Titus 2:13) We neglect heavenly hope when we focus on earthly experience. Jesus is either liar, lunatic, or Lord. Purification…

On the Clock

On the Clock (Titus 2:9-10) – While we are on the clock vocationally, we are also on the clock missionally.  Even if your job isn’t in the ministry, you are in the ministry. The concept of slavery in biblical times is extremely different than slavery in modern times. Old Testament teaching regarding the positive treatment of slaves was countercultural at the time. During the time of the New Testament, people were not bondservants due to ethnicity, literacy, or nationality. From every type of socioeconomic class, people would volunteer…

The Multigenerational Church

The Multigenerational Church (Titus 2:1-8) – Churches are prone to segregate groups by ages.  The biblical example is quite different by modeling multigenerational relationships. The best protection against false doctrine is through teaching sound doctrine. Right belief leads to right behavior.  (Orthodoxy leads to orthopraxy.) God’s plan for growing biblical churches is by discipling one another through multigenerational relationships. An older man should be (Titus 2:2): Sober-minded – A sober-minded man is one who can make wise decisions with complete clarity of mind. Dignified – A dignified man is one who has earned the respect of others. Self-controlled –…

All Talk

All Talk (Titus 1:10-16) – Many can profess doctrinal clarity but few can practice ethical purity.  As believers, we cannot be all talk in our commitment. Titus 1:10-16 All talk Christians can profess doctrinal clarity but unable to practice ethical purity. Satan’s strategy is to get you to doubt, deny, and then defy God’s Word. False teachers are used by Satan to entice those within the Church since those outside the Church are already deceived. Recognize a False Teacher (Titus 1:10-12) False teachers often superimpose their authority over God’s authority. Too many people read the Bible…

Order in the Church

Titus 1:1-9 Churches can easily drift from the biblical mandate.  God’s Word provides specific directions to bring order within a church family. God wants his church discipled. I serve God; I’m sent by God – not the other way around. Election can either become a nuisance, an avoidance, or an obsession. The most foundational element of election is being in awe that God would actually desire any of us. Faith leads to knowledge.  Knowledge leads to godliness.  Godliness leads to hope.…