Overview of Titus – Commissioning Service for Sending Out the Heights Church Plant

It is a fortunate man who knows who he is and why he is here. Such a man was Saul of Tarsus, the man better known as the apostle Paul. A persecutor of Christians an enemy of Christ, eh stood in support of the murder of the first Christian martyr, Stephen. Acts 7:58 says those who killed Stephen “laid down their robes” at his feet. God, however, had a sovereign plan for this young radical. As Paul was traveling the Damascus road with the intent of destroying Christian lives and homes (Acts 9:1-19), the risen and glorified Lord Jesus appeared from heaven and saved him. He saved him, not just to take him to heaven; he saved him, like He saved you and me, to serve.

Here in Titus… the apostle begins a short three-chapter, 46-verse letter that weds in a beautiful duet the Christian sonnet of doctrine and deeds, belief and behavior, content and creed. Being sound in doctrine and zealous for good works are twin themes that tie this short, powerful epistle together.

This is a bargain-basement letter. You get more than your money’s worth as Paul packed so much truth and so much teaching in such a short amount of space.

We would consider the theme to be “An Apostolic Manual for Church Planting.” Here is a blueprint for planting and building churches that will survive and thrive for the glory of God.

Every child of God is called to proclaim the gospel to the lost. Every child of God is called to minister the Word. Every child of God is called to help the hurting. Every child of God at some time needs a mentor and is called to be a mentor. For the honor of Jesus and the sake of human souls, let us all be about the business of doing what God created us and saved us to do: His work, His way, and always for the praise of His Name.

Danny Akin

As you read Titus you begin to notice several themes about who the church lives for, why the church lives, and how the church is to live. As you read through these themes what area can you see where you can grow by the Spirit’s power in your ministry in and through the local church?

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Posted on: August 25, 2016 - 10:00PM

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