January 13, 2015
Paul, writing to Titus, gives him instruction as he serves churches on the island of Crete. His job is “putting what remained in order” (1:5) after Paul has left. This involves appointing elders (1:5–16) and teaching the believers how to follow Christ in daily living—“what accords with sound doctrine” (2:1–3:11).
December 28, 2014
Following Jesus Christ involves a responsibility to and for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
September 7, 2014
Paul would soon be assaulted and arrested. This was not evidence that he ignored the Spirit, but that he was at the Lord’s disposal. Success was not to measured by how many in the city embraced his message, but in how faithful he remained to his Lord.
August 24, 2014
Jesus’ example of shepherding sets the standard for church leadership today. Paul’s instruction on tending to the flock is just as important today as it was to his first century audience. Part 1 Part 2
August 17, 2014
This ministry of encouraging and edifying is given to and expected of all believers in every age (Eph 4:15–16; 1 Thess 5:14). Listen to part 1 here.
August 3, 2014
We are not here just to “meet ’n greet,” but to edify and encourage. We should invest greatly in the spiritual health of each other by sharing burdens, praying, talking, correcting, and loving the body.
July 20, 2014
Personal suffering serves as a divine catalyst for personal holiness. “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matt 6:13).
June 1, 2014
Jesus had promised that the Holy Spirit would be given and “be with you forever” (John 14:15). Jesus called his disciples to abide in him (John 15:4–5). Now he prays for them to be preserved. It is comforting that he never leaves his own, for he is “in” us now and we will be with […]
October 27, 2013
James tells us that a living faith produces obedience. In other words, we know that our faith is genuine when it transforms our lives. What could be more obvious than our speech? We all speak, we all sin, and we must all take responsibility for our words. Because speaking is so easy, it is often one […]
August 4, 2013
Those whom Jesus Christ has redeemed find their satisfaction in Him, glorifying God by maintaining moral purity. Immorality is to be avoided, not simply for its own sake, but as the very premise of sanctification: we are separated from sin and to God. Our bodies were not created by God for our pleasure, but for his. […]