- So . . . I'm "feeding myself" in the morning from God's Word and thought I'd post what I'm chewin' on and make my "food" available for others who might want to nibble a bit. Hope it's of some benefit to you . . .
The word of God is living and active . . . (Hebrews 4:12)
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Category Archives: Titus
Devoted to Good Works
Okay, the echoing bell of repetition is ringing louder as I continue reading in the first half of Titus 3 this morning. I’ve already encountered its peal a couple of times so that when it rings this morning, I’m primed … Continue reading
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Adorning Sound Doctrine
Sometimes a morning reading will “pop” and I’m not exactly sure why. No obvious, apparent reason why those particular words should grab me. And so, I default to being pretty sure the Holy Spirit is wanting me to pick up … Continue reading
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The Tenth Fruit of the Spirit?
It’s been a good week working through Titus as part of my morning readings. And in a letter that is so concerned with teaching, and defending, sound doctrine, what has been clear is that, in a sense, sound doctrine is … Continue reading
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Good News. Good Works.
Paul left Titus in Crete so that Titus “might put what remained into order” (Tit. 1:5a). Paul had proclaimed the gospel in town after town. And in every place where people believed, the lost sheep who were found came together … Continue reading
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Not unusual, in my circles, to talk of saving grace–the unmerited favor of God which leads men and women to repentance of sin, and deliverance from sin’s bondage, by faith in the atoning work of the Son of God through … Continue reading
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To Be or Not To Believe?
You can’t have one without the other. Professing to know God without living for God are mutually exclusive (Tit. 1:16). To really believe is to be mindful of how you actually behave. No sense claiming to embrace a systematic theology … Continue reading
Posted in Titus Tagged right behavior, right belief, sanctification, sanctified living, sound doctrine 1 Comment
Been away for the past few days with some of my girls. Hard to get to my computer, but have been enjoying working my way through Titus. And, if I’m picking up what Paul has been laying down for Titus, … Continue reading
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We’re All Pudding
The proof is in the pudding . . . and child of God, we’re all pudding! This morning, that’s what I’m picking up from what Paul is laying down. Reading in Titus 2 this morning. While Paul has been the … Continue reading
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Devoted to Good Works
Over the past few years, a new term has surfaced in the circles I engage with. Gospel-centered. Though I would consider myself to have always been “gospel centered” . . . . though the gospel has always been the power … Continue reading
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Receiving A Kingdom
As they neared Jerusalem, His disciples thought the kingdom of God was “to appear immediately.” And so, Jesus told them a story about a noblemen who went away to receive a kingdom (Luke 19:11-12). It was so far from what … Continue reading
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