1. On Mission For God
Titus 1:1-4 – As Paul introduces himself, he reminds Christians in Crete of the hope we have based on God’s eternal promise: A promise we can trust because God does not lie.
2. Leadership Essentials
Titus 1:5-9 – The church is God’s household. As members of God’s house, God’s people are to reflect something of his character. Church leaders therefore need to be people who can model godliness to others; though no-one does this perfectly.
3. Double Agents
Titus 1:10-16 – The Christian Church, God’s household, is a household of purity. A purity that comes from believing the gospel, and not diverting from it. Deceptive and rebellious false teaching and unbelief threaten the church and must be silenced.
4. Missional Living
Titus 2:1-10 – Teach what is good. Be an example of what is good. So that no one has anything bad to say about you.
5. Transforming Grace
Titus 2:11-15 – Christians have been liberated (redeemed) from all lawlessness. We, his people, have been cleaned by Jesus. We are to use that liberation to pursue good works. And with eagerness!
6. Countercultural Living
Titus 3:1-8 – The kindness of God has brought a great transformation. People who were once disobedient, enslaved, and hateful have been saved, regenerated, and renewed by the Spirit of God. We have now become members of Jesus’ countercultural new community.
7. Fruitful Living
Titus 3:9-15 – The church does not exist without its challenges. Foolish arguments about non-issues, divisive individuals, and Christian apathy all present dangers to the local church. What Jesus wants is a community of believers who eagerly desire to be fruitful followers of Jesus