St Paul’s goal of his Letter to Titus is to help Titus lead and direct the church on Crete. Chapter one is about keeping the standard of Scripture prominent. Chapter two St Paul puts focus on how to teach, and what to teach.
Now, tell me again: Why did Jesus have to die? This is a good, valid question that is asked my many people. The answer, as Pastor Larry explains in this sermon, is aligned with all that is written in the Old Testament about “God’s economy”.
You cannot take advantage of “better things” if you stay in the present, or even worse, on the past; or where you have been. God called Joshua to lead his people forward, across the river, into the land of giants; and without doing so, they would not have experienced the success and victories that God had planned for them. Pastor Mike suggested that the same is true of us today.
The sermon today is about serving. It is about being a good steward; about stewardship. And that especially for leaders. Of all human beings, Jesus was the one more in a position to be served than anyone, yet he exemplified what “serving” is really all about.
What is the beginning of our faith, the continuation of our faith, and the anchor of our faith? Listen as Pastor Larry Oldaker answers this from Paul’s epistle to the Galatians.
The concept of an inheritance might seem a bit strange for St Paul to be discussing so early in his letter to the church at Ephesus. Pastor Alan helps us see the rationale for, and the benefits of getting our focus on the inheritance that is awaiting all who look to Jesus as their Savior.
Do I have “zeal” for the Gospel? If not, it just may be that I don’t fully appreciate just how special, just how precious a thing the Gospel of Jesus really is.
Not sure if you think an “elder” is a new concept or an old one; A concept that has outlived its usefulness or one that is just showing signs of acceptance. Here is Pastor Jim with his take on how St Paul viewed the subject.