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A Quick Titus 2
It’s been an amazing week teaching God’s word here on Crete, but I love storms that come in across the Mediterranean. It’s the largest Greek island. As I’ve taught through Titus 1 2, and 3 here this week, I just wanted to summarize for all of you in the Greatest Chapters, what we’re going to study when I get back to the classroom. In chapter 1 we learned the character of these people. Especially in verse 12 when Paul quotes that Cretan poet. Chapter 2, we learn about the transforming power of God’s grace. Especially in verses 11-13, the grace of God that brings salvation. In chapter 3 we realize it’s not by anything that we do, it’s not by works of righteousness that we have done or could do. It’s by His mercy that He saved us and transformed us.
I want to encourage you to get through your times reading Titus 2, which is especially our assignment. I’d read the whole book, it’s so short. Think about Titus, left here by Paul, commended by Paul to take this church in Crete and to teach them the word of God. Just like this little pier here is just totally overwhelmed and swept by the waves, that’s how the people must have felt living in the Roman Empire. The waves of temptation, the waves of all the different effects of the world coming toward them. The grace of God is able to transform us.
Have a great week in Titus chapter 2. When we get home from our teaching time here in Europe, I will be doing the classroom version, but I just wanted to give you this update and application prayer. Lord, I pray that all of us would deny ungodliness in our lives like Titus teaches. As Paul sat to write that epistle to Titus from Corinth, where we’ve already been, I prayed that it would just come alive in our minds. Also, that this storm would remind us that You can keep us through all the waves of life. In the name of Jesus we thank you, Amen.
You, 52 Chapter partners in ministry, God bless you. Thanks for praying for us. Bonnie and I will be home around Thanksgiving, and we’ll get started in the classroom. Bye-bye for now.
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