Of grace, for others, and on mission—to the glory of God.

When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing.  And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as … More Of grace, for others, and on mission—to the glory of God.

August 23 Titus 3:9-15

August 23  Titus 3:9-15 (ESV) 9 But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. 10 As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, 11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is … More August 23 Titus 3:9-15

August 22 Titus 3:1-8

August 22 Titus 3:1-8 (ESV) Be Ready for Every Good Work 3:1 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. 3 For we ourselves were once … More August 22 Titus 3:1-8

Piper: “verses 12 and 14 are like a sandwich around verse 13”

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,  training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us … More Piper: “verses 12 and 14 are like a sandwich around verse 13”

August 21 Titus 2:11-15

August 21  Titus 2:11-15 (ESV) 11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, … More August 21 Titus 2:11-15

Life-changing truth

Titus 2:5,8,10 5 … that the word of God may not be reviled.  8 …so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. 10 …. so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior. John MacArthur in a sermon, “Sound Doctrine Backed By Sound Living” from Titus … More Life-changing truth

August 20 Titus 2:1-10

August 20  Titus 2:1-10 (ESV) Teach Sound Doctrine 2:1 But as for you, teach what accords with sound [1] doctrine. 2 Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what … More August 20 Titus 2:1-10

August 19 Titus 1:10-16

August 19  Titus 1:10-16 (ESV) 10 For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. 11 They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach. 12 One of the Cretans, [1] a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are … More August 19 Titus 1:10-16

August 18 Titus 1:1-9

August 18 Titus 1:1-9 (ESV) Greeting 1:1 Paul, a servant [1] 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, 2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began [2] 3 … More August 18 Titus 1:1-9