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Gospel-Driven Godliness and Church Leadership, Part 8

Gospel-Driven Godliness and Church Leadership

Part 8

 

Text: Titus 1:5-16

Introduction/Review:

 

“The life and ministry of the local church needs to be self-consciously gospel-centered if it is to maintain any kind of effectiveness for the kingdom of God.” Graeme Goldsworthy, Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture, p. 129

 

A.    Appoint godly leadership in the Church (1:6-9)

 

B.    Oppose ungodly leadership in the Church (1:10-16)

 

I.     The Characteristics of False Teachers

 

A.    False teachers are insubordinate. v. 10

 

B.    False teachers are empty talkers. v. 10

 

C.    False teachers are deceivers. v. 10

 

D.    False teachers are destructive. v. 11

 

E.    False teachers are greedy. v. 11

 

F.     False teachers are a reflection of fallen culture. vv. 12-13a

 

Lesson:

 

G.    False teachers are devoted to man-made laws. vv. 13b-14

 

1.  Devoted to Jewish myths

 

2.  Devoted to commandments of men

 

H.    False teachers are defiled. v. 15

 

1.  Defiled minds

 

2.  Defiled consciences

 

Reflection:

 

1.    God’s law is the believer’s only rule of purity.

2.    God’s gospel is the believer’s only source for purity.

 

© John Fonville

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