Titus 3:1 – Radical Christianity in the Community

 

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,
Titus 3:1 ESV

This is the 27th video in a series of teaching videos on the book of Titus. You can find the first video here.

Being a Christian should make you a better citizen not a recluse or a member of the awkward squad. Paul lays it on the line for the new converts in Crete.

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Titus 3:1 – Good Citizenship

 

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,
Titus 3:1 ESV

This is the 25th video in a series of teaching videos on the book of Titus. You can find the first video here.

What should a Christian’s attitude be to the authorities? Are we to be anarchists rising up in rebellion to the authorities? Discover from Titus 3:1 the way a Christian should behave as a good citizen.

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NT Tuesday: The Importance of Corporate Prayer

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In our continuing series on New Testament Principles, I’d like to take a look at the importance of prayer for the believer who wishes to be guided by New Testament principles. Specifically, I would like to consider the importance of the individual believer participating in corporate prayer.

In Acts, the church is said to have been continually devoting themselves to four functions. One of these functions is prayer. Again, I would like to point out the phrase “continually devoting themselves”. That’s a lofty characterization – does it describe our prayer life? Our assembly’s prayer life?

When we think of New Testament principles, many of us do NOT automatically think of prayer and yet, it was mentioned early on as an important activity of the church – an activity that was modeled after watching the Head of the Church, The Lord Jesus Christ, while He walked on the earth He had previously created.

Prayer is prevalent in the disciples of Jesus Christ (both pre-and post Pentecost). In Acts 1:16, the disciples are seen “in one accord… devoting themselves to prayer.” Those that were going to dedicate themselves to feeding the flock and teaching the Word, also were mindful of the importance of devoting themselves to prayer. So much so, that they chose Stephen and other men to serve at the tables so that they had more time to engage in this vital activity.

When Peter was imprisoned, the church devoted itself to making “earnest prayer” for him. Acts 12:5. Their earnest prayer was heard by a prayer-hearing God who answered their prayers and freed Peter! Peter showed up at the prayer meeting, much to their surprise. (How much better would it have been if they were standing at the front door waiting for him as a sign of faith that God would answer their prayer?!) Alas, their surprise at God’s answer to prayer seems to be a New Testament principle, as well. But it ought not to be! We pray to a prayer hearing, prayer answering, all powerful God. His power toward us!!!

When it was time to appoint elders, they did so “with prayer and fasting” (Acts 14:23). Paul also saw the necessity and the vitality of prayer. While travelling to and in Macedonia, Paul went to “the place of prayer” on the Sabbath Day.

In Paul’s epistle to Timothy, an epistle with the stated purpose of teaching Timothy how he ought to conduct himself in the household of God, Paul mentions prayer several times. In 1 Timothy 2:1, Paul says “First of all, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all the people.” Note that it says “first of all.” As a means of emphasizing the importance of prayer – before he gets to anything else, Paul wants Timothy to know the importance of prayer. Paul also, in vs. 8 of that chapter, indicates that he desires that men everywhere would engage in praying!

Paul’s epistles are filled with prayers. The Lord Jesus’s life, while here on earth, was filled with prayer. Our lives – individually, but equally important – corporately – should be filled with prayer! It’s a New Testament principle!

Until next week, fulfill your ministry!

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Photo credit: Chris Buggins, used with permission.

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Titus 2:15a – Authoritative Teaching

 

Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you. Titus 2:15 ESV

This is the 23rd video in a series of teaching videos on the book of Titus. You can find the first video here.

There are times when a Bible teacher needs to declare God’s truth, then encourage people to obey it and where an individual refuses to submit to the word of God, rebuke them. Paul explains why this is so in this video.

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Titus 2:14a A Priceless Purchase

 

This is the 20th video in a series of teaching videos on the book of Titus. You can find the first video here.

As we have been working our way through the small epistle of Titus we have come across the word ‘Savior’ a number of times. What does someone have to do to be classified as a Savior? It sounds basic but they need to have done something that results an another person’s salvation. In every day terms (though it doesn’t happen every day) that could be discovering a cure for a disease, liberating a kidnapped person or getting the Chilean miners out of their mine shaft.

Why then is Jesus described as a Savior? Watch this latest vblog to discover why.

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Titus 2:13 The Happy Hope

 

This is the 19th video in a series of teaching videos on the book of Titus. You can find the first video here.

What a thrill, Jesus is coming again! Not to be despised, to be glorified and we will see him and be a part of His coming. Amazing.

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Titus 2:12 The Gospel Training Curriculum

 

This is the 18th video in a series of teaching videos on the book of Titus. You can find the first video here.

It is amazing how the gospel not only saves but equips and trains a believer to live a new life. It’s not possible without the power of the Holy Spirit as it is the work of God to mould a believers life. I trust this latest video blog is a blessing to you.

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Titus 2:11 Salvation Is Available To All

 

This is the 17th video in a series of teaching videos on the book of Titus. You can find the first video here.

Salvation is available to all. This is a wonderful truth. God in His grace has provided salvation that is available to all. Get out there and let everyone know!

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Titus 2:9-10 A Job Well Done

 

This is the 16th video in a series of teaching videos on the book of Titus. You can find the first video here.

Paul moves on to talk about employment and the behaviour of employees – well that’s a 21st Century way of saying it. In fact Paul is teaching Christian slaves how to behave in their daily lives.

If the truth applied to them in their difficult situation it doubly applies to us in ours. Have a watch, hopefully you will pick up something useful for your workaday life.

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Titus 2:6-8 Timeless Principles

 

This is the 15th video in a series of teaching videos on the book of Titus. You can find the first video here.

Paul teaches Titus how to communicate most effectively to young men. Let them get to know you, enjoy their company and by the way don’t be a hypocrite – walk the talk and live the truth. Good, demanding and timeless principles.

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