Scripture: Titus

How Then Shall We Live?

Titus 3:1-7
Revolutions are spreading across the Middle East. Protests in our own city have made Madison the focus of the nation. Everyone is choosing sides as political opinion has become table talk. One question that must be answered during this time is, Are my attitudes, actions, and thoughts theologically informed? The task of the church is to advance the gospel of Christ. So we must weigh our actions and opinions to ensure that they commend the gospel to our world rather than tarnish it. Titus 3 enables us to view our relationships through the lens of the gospel.

Devote Themselves to Good Works

Titus 3:8-15
Too often we recoil when the words works and salvation are used in the same sentence, but Scripture teaches us that we shouldn’t. There is a sense in which good works are expected of those who have been saved. As Paul closes his letter to Titus, he re-emphasizes the truth that we are not saved by good works, but we are saved for them. In this passage we’ll gain a healthy understanding of the relationship between salvation and works.

He Saved Us

Titus 3:3-7
Paul’s message in this text is clear: conversion does not come by human effort but because of God’s goodness. The glory of God is on display as we see how all three Persons of the Godhead are involved in the work of salvation. In love, God the Father initiated the work of salvation; God the Son accomplished salvation; and God the Spirit applies salvation to the heart of those who are saved.

Be Submissive to Rulers and Authorities (Part 1)

Titus 3:1-8
The relationship between Christ’s church and human governments has always been a sensitive issue for most Christians. While Scripture is clear on what that relationship is to look like, it leaves us asking a lot of related questions. In this sermon we’ll explore the biblical and historical context for Paul’s command to submit to rulers and authorities.