Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ep41 Titus 2:3p1 Older Women Likewise

Today, we continue with Titus chapter 2; and we are up to verse 3, which says, “Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good.” Verse 4 continues and gives us one of the reasons older women are to likewise be reverent in their behavior; and if we make it that far today, we will address it. But first, we will focus on verse 3.

Ep40 Titus 2:2 Older Men Are To Be…

Today, we continue in Titus chapter 2, picking up in verse 2. We covered verse 1 last time, emphasizing the point that sound doctrine leads to godly behavior among God’s people. The empty talk of rebellious men leads to deeds that deny God; but sound doctrine produces godliness and good works, which is why Paul tells Titus to speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine in verse 1. Then, in verses 2 to 10, Paul lists specific behaviors that exhibit the kind of godliness that should come as a result of sound doctrine. He addresses five groups of people—older men, older women, younger women, younger men, and bondslaves. The first group is addressed in verse 2, “Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.” This will be our focus today.

Ep39 Nick and Jason Discuss How the Church Views the World

Today Nick and Jason discuss a topic inspired from Episode 37. It may sound from some of our teaching that we hate the world or any non-believer. We have said that they can’t do anything good and that it isn’t your job to evangelize them. But this isn’t the point we are trying to make. Today we discuss the biblical perspective we should have towards non-believers and what we know about their spiritual state. And we again discuss how this knowledge motivates and informs our day to day activity.

Ep38 Titus 2:1 Things Fitting for Sound Doctrine

Today, we begin chapter 2 in our exposition of Titus. The first ten verses constitute a long section that deals with the behavior of five different groups of people within the church. There are old and young men, old and young women, and bondslaves. In the coming shows, we will go through each of these groups and the behavior that each should exhibit; but today, our focus will be on verse 1, “But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine.”

Ep37 Titus 1:15p2 To the Unbelieving Nothing Is Pure

Today, we continue with our exposition of Titus. We are in verse 15 of chapter 1. Last time, we addressed the first half of the verse… to the pure all things are pure. Today, we continue through verse 15 and into 16, “but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.” So, we will begin by considering Paul’s statement that to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure.

Ep36 Titus 1:15p1 To the Pure All Things are Pure

Paul tells Titus that to the pure, all things are pure. Today’s show considers who the pure are and how it is that they can be legitimately seen as pure. Then, we consider how it is that all things can actually be pure to this group of people, and we conclude with a brief consideration of the doctrine of Christian liberty.

Ep34 Nick and Jason Discuss Division of Labor in the Church

Today Nick and Jason answer a question placed on the blog about the division of labor within the Church. In episode 7 Jason mentioned that it is the job of the laity to support the church, not be evangelists. We examine this question again discussing the nature of evangelism and why it is the job of an ordained elder. We also examine a number of New Testament passages and attempt to interpret them to give us insight into this question.