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To aid Titus and the Cretan churches in appointing qualified elders so that the churches are properly ordered, Paul, in vv. 6-9, sets forth three areas where an elder must be “above reproach.” The three areas where a prospective elder must be free of a damaging accusation are his family life, personal life and doctrinal life. The first area a prospective elder must be above reproach is in his family life. He must be the husband of one wife and have faithful children.
Regardless of our situations and experiences with our earthly fathers, our Heavenly Father perfect and loving. But, like our earthly fathers, our Heavenly Father will discipline us. And in Habakkuk, we see the difference between discipline and wrath.
We all go through time in our lives when we are wandering in the desert. We are there for one or two reasons. 1) God is preparing us for what is to come. It is a teaching moment. 2) We have sinned and God disciplining us and is asking that we would die to self.
Burdens on the Cross Pt. 2 Continuation of the study of 2 Timothy 1:7 7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. This week - power
Spiritual disciplines aid spiritual growth. God is the standard for spiritual growth. He supplies us with what we need for spiritual growth. We are to exercise spiritual discernment, spiritual discipline, and practice spiritual duties.