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In his baccalaureate address to the Wall High School Class of 2013 Pastor Ron challenges the graduates to pursue godly wisdom as they continue their quest for knowledge. Cautioning them that there will be those who will attempt to tell them that such a pursuit is foolish, he points out that the Bible calls those who deny God are actually the fools.
Know Jesus. Know the Gospel. Know that Jesus saves.
In our world today, there are many who say there is no absolute truth. In fact, many would say your idea of truth is just as good as mine. Yet.....the Bible teaches that there IS truth that is absolute. It also teaches us that there are many false teachings we should watch out for.....teachings that try desperately to infiltrate the church. What does Peter tell us about this?
In contrast to the observations of man stands the assertions of God, who makes one rather concrete announcement here about the supremacy of love!
That it is the pure in heart that see God teaches us that human knowledge is first and foremost moral in character. If we would know God rightly we must be purified of sin, and this calls into question what we love.
It’s an incredible moment when the fogginess clears, the deafness dissipates, and the dots are connected. That’s what happens when we understand the control center of man.
Part 3. When the Disciples turned children away from Jesus, He spoke up and told us what to give up to enter the Kingdom of God.
“Everything has an end” Chaucer, Dickens, Riley as well as many others have offered variations on the “all good things must come to an end” sentiment. Tragedy seems to be as much a part of the human condition as life itself. From the soaring heights of last weekend’s Creation story, we find ourselves entering into seemingly irreparable brokenness. And the story continues… Innately, each of us recognizes that things are not as they should be. But do we truly see how deep the problem goes? ‘Living a better story’ means coping with the reality of the one we’ve written to this point.
Nearly all of us have lost – or will lose – Jesus at least once on our Christian journey. Suddenly there is a moment when we realize that we’ve lost sight of him – he was there just a minute ago – but we got busy going off on our own way, not looking up often enough to keep him in sight, and the next thing we know, we aren’t walking with him anymore. We lose fellowship with him because he’s somewhere else, doing something else – his “Father’s business” – and there we are, doing our own thing, on our own, in our own energy.
Paul knew that Titus needed the authority to rightly order the churches. Therefore, Paul sets forth his apostleship as an authoritative model of gospel-driven ministry in order to assist Titus in setting the churches in order. He gives 4 characteristics of a gospel-driven ministry. The first characteristic is that a gospel-driven ministry is devoted to the service of the gospel (1:1a-b). Second, a gospel-driven ministry is devoted to the goals of the gospel (i.e., faith, knowledge, godliness, hope). Third, a gospel-driven ministry is devoted to the proclamation of the gospel (1:3b-c). Fourth, a gospel-driven ministry is devoted to passing on the gospel (1:4).