Titus: Godly Living in a Ungodly World

The popular holiday destination of Crete was a place that the Apostle Paul was deeply concerned for. Located in heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Crete’s harbours were well placed to service cities all over the region. Paul perhaps had a vision of how strategically important the island could be in the spread of the gospel.

However there was much that needed to be sorted in the lives of the people and in the new churches. Therefore, Paul sent his travel companion and trusted mentee, Titus, to the island to show them a better way of living and to restore order to a number of house churches that were being deceived by the local leaders.

To do this Paul asks Titus to proclaim the gospel, and to encourage the church to live Godly lives in the light of the gospel among a people whose lives were far from God. Surely this is a relevant letter for the church today to receive.

The Church Must Be Different - Titus 1: 1 - 16 - George Campbell (Video)
Evening Service, Sunday, March 3, 2024
For the gospel to be effective in Crete the church must reflect its truth. Paul reminds Titus of the standards required of church leadership so the church stands out as different.
Our Homes Must Be Beacons of God - Titus 2: 1 - 10 - Florence Mene (Video)
Evening Service, Sunday, March 10, 2024
Our Lives Must Speak of Jesus - Titus 2: 11 - 3: 7 - Tim Haddow (Video)
Evening Service, Sunday, March 17, 2024
The gospel changes people and brings salvation. The Christians in Crete had experienced this change but it had perhaps lost its reality in their lives. Paul says they need reminded to live, they may need to be rebuked and they certainly need to be exhorted.
Take Care to Live for God - Titus 3: 8 - 15 - Kenny Douglas (Video)
Evening Service, Sunday, April 21, 2024
To live well for God in an ungodly culture requires Christians to be careful in how they live. Careful to what they are devoted to, we might say what we worship. Also careful about how we speak and what we say. The bottom line for Paul is fruitfulness.