|This week we focus on the study of Titus chapter two. The purpose of this letter was to advise Titus in his responsibility of supervising the churches on the island of Crete. I will be sharing with you some selected notes from the Life Application Study Bible (NLT). Enjoy|
SCRIPTURE TEXT: “As for you, Titus, promote the kind of living that reflects wholesome teaching.”–Titus 2 : 1 (NLT)
Notice the emphasis on “wholesome teaching” in Paul’s instructions to Titus. This is the content of our faith. But how can you recognize wholesome teaching? When teaching is sound, it combines correct knowledge and understanding with consistent practice. It must be found in the Bible, keep Jesus Christ central, result in consistently good behavior and actions, and promote spiritual health in ourselves and others.
Believers must be grounded in the truths of the Bible so they won’t be swayed by the powerful oratory of false teachers, the possible devastation of tragic circumstances, or the pull of emotions. Those responsible for preaching and teaching must challenge people to understand sound doctrine. Learn the Bible, study theory, apply biblical principles, and live what you learn.