Advent Part One: Season of Darkness, Death, Exile, and Longing

We are in the season of Advent. I have often viewed Advent simply as the time leading up to Christmas. Advent is the time every year that we study Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2. We meditate on John 1:14 about the Word becoming human. We focus on the incarnation. However, I have spent the past … Continue reading Advent Part One: Season of Darkness, Death, Exile, and Longing

Gospel-Matching Behavior for Leaders (Titus 2:7-8)

“Yourself” is the next category in Titus 2:2-10, and it refers to Titus. Titus was to show himself to be an example of good works in every way (2:7-8). He was to "teach what accords with sound doctrine" (2:1). He was to behave in a way that matched the Gospel as a model to follow.  … Continue reading Gospel-Matching Behavior for Leaders (Titus 2:7-8)

Sermon Intro – Grace and Glory (Titus 2:11-14)

Last week, we studied Titus 2:1-10. There we studied “Behavior that Matches the Good News of Jesus Christ.” Titus was called to teach the believers on Crete the kind of behavior that matches the Good News of Jesus Christ (2:1). We studied the kind of behavior that is consistent with the Good News (2:2-10). We … Continue reading Sermon Intro – Grace and Glory (Titus 2:11-14)

Gospel-Matching Behavior for Women (Titus 2:3-5)

The posts this week have been focusing on Titus 2:1-10. Paul told Titus to "teach what accords with sound doctrine" (2:1). Titus was to teach the churches of Crete to live in a way that is consistent with the Good News of Jesus. What kind of behavior matches the Good News? What kind of behavior … Continue reading Gospel-Matching Behavior for Women (Titus 2:3-5)