You may have noticed that I didn’t blog last Tuesday or Wednesday, and that Thursday I repurposed an article from my old blog, The Things That Come Out Of My Head. Since Easter, I’ve had a particularly vicious cold that has really wiped me out! I felt better Friday, which emboldened me to write the … Continue reading Forced Vacation From Our Perspectives In Titus Bible Study Series
Believe it or not, ladies, today we’ll finish our Bible Study in Titus. Yup, we’ll wrap it up with a pretty pink bow by looking at Paul’s four concluding verses. Normally, I’d quote the passage in context, but in this particular instance, the context has virtually no bearing on the meaning of these verses. 12 When … Continue reading Perspectives In Titus: It’s A Wrap!
In the past few weeks our study of Titus has focused on how the Lord has saved us by His grace, causing us to look on non-Christians with compassion and giving us both the desire and the resources to perform good works. We left off last Monday with the thought that the doctrines of grace … Continue reading Perspectives In Titus: Avoid False Teachers
Once again, we’ll only get through a single verse in our study of Titus today, but in this verse Paul reaches the zenith of his letter to Titus. Given the climactic nature of Titus 3:8, I believe we need to take our time looking at it, remembering that Titus pastors several churches in Crete with … Continue reading Perspectives In Titus: Faithful Words On Profitable Teachings
During this week leading up to the October 31st celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we’ll be reading a lot about justification by faith and God’s grace. Interestingly, the verse we’ll study today discusses both topics, and then shows us how to respond to them. Before I begin, may I offer a … Continue reading Perspectives In Titus: Grace, Justification And So What?
When we think of our salvation, we typically attribute it to Jesus. This perspective is altogether proper, and Jesus definitely deserves all the glory and praise for His atoning work on the cross. But our study in Titus today shows us that the Father and the Holy Spirit also had a hand in saving us. … Continue reading Perspectives In Titus: Salvation, Courtesy Of The Trinity
Last Monday, dear sisters in Christ, we concluded our Bible Study with the apostle Paul’s exhortation to show perfect courtesy to everyone. Today we’ll talk about the primary motivation for treating people with such courtesy. But before we get into our discussion of Titus 3:3, we should read it in it’s immediate context. Remind them … Continue reading Perspectives In Titus: Remember How Ugly We Used To Be?
Believe it or not, ladies, we’re actually starting Chapter 3 of Titus today! Even more incredible, we’ll actually cover two entire verses! As soon as you recover from the shock, please prepare for today’s Bible Study by reading all of Titus 3 to familiarize yourselves with the context. Also, bear in mind the verse we … Continue reading Perspectives In Titus: A Reminder Of Christian Behavior
Forgive me for skipping last Monday’s Bible Study. John and I went to the Museum of Fine Arts with dear friends from church as a homeschool field trip for their kids (the dad had the day off work). But I’m here today, so let’s remind any gentlemen (other than my husband and elders from First … Continue reading Perspectives In Titus: A Pastor’s Duty
Ladies, God got me really excited as I prepared today’s Bible study on Titus that I want to dive right in! So let’s look at our passage and then enjoy working through verse 14. 11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and … Continue reading Perspectives In Titus: The Liberating Grace And Its Obligation To Serve