Today, we will conclude our exposition of Titus. We started Titus back on April 9th, just over three months ago. We just have one verse left, chapter 3 verse 15, which says, “All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.” We pretty much covered the greeting part of this during the last three episodes, so our focus today will be on Paul’s final statement, “Grace be with you all.”
Today, we continue with our exposition of Titus. We are still in verses 12 to 14 of chapter 3. We started this section a couple of days ago and have been addressing the three main implications in Paul’s personal remarks in these verses. Our aim today is to see what we can learn from the ongoing friendship between Paul and Titus.
Yesterday’s show was ended by saying that when you tithe, your elders are to take that money and allocate it according to the biblical prescription. Our aim today will be to uncover what that biblical prescription actually is.
Today, we continue with our exposition of Titus. We are up to verse 12 of chapter 3, where Paul begins his personal discourse, as he does in many of his letters. It is easy for us to skip over the final verses in many of the epistles . . . because Paul is done teaching. He has already given all of his instruction. He is simply closing out his letter with some personal remarks. However, these verses are here for a reason. There are no throw away statements anywhere in the Bible. We have something to learn from every single verse. So, our aim today is to try and figure out at least some of what we can learn from Paul’s personal discourse here at the end of Titus.
Today Nick discusses the factious man mentioned in Titus 3:10. What type of man is the factious man and what does he do? And why is being factious so serious that it can ultimately lead to rejection. What is rejection in this context and what is the purpose of rejection?
Today, we continue on in the book of Titus, and we pick up in chapter 3 verse 9, which says, “But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.” This is clearly in contrast to verse 8, where Paul highlights the things that are good and profitable for men. Here, in verse 9, he highlights the things that are unprofitable and worthless. So, let’s take a look at what he says.
Paul begins Titus 3:8 by saying, “This is a trustworthy statement.” And he ends the verse by saying, “These things are good and profitable for men.” So, what is this statement that is trustworthy, and what are these things that are good and profitable for men?
Today, we will continue on in the book of Titus and pick up in chapter 3 verse 7, which says, “ so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” Today, we aim to answer one question. What does it mean to be made an heir according to the hope of eternal life?
Today, we continue with our exposition of Titus, and we pick up in verse 6. Last time, we discussed verse 5 and regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit, and verse 6 begins by referring to the Holy Spirit, “whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.” Our aim today is to address three things in the verse. First, what does it mean for the Holy Spirit to be poured out? Second, what does it mean for him to be poured out richly? And third, what does it mean for him to be poured out through Jesus Christ?
Today, we continue with our exposition of Titus, and we pick up in chapter 3 verses 4 and 5, “But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.” We will begin today by addressing the kindness and love of God and their appearing and how that is related to our being saved; and if we have time, we will continue on through verse 5 and address the means by which we were saved.