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This week we conclude our Field of Dreams series by responding to the Great Commission.
Paul left Titus in Crete to set what remained unfinished in order (1:5). One pressing matter that was unfinished was the appointment of elders. Godly leadership is vital to a properly ordered church. In 1:10-16, Paul explains why Titus’ appointment of qualified leadership and opposition to unqualified leadership in the Cretan churches is so important, namely because there are many false teachers in Crete turning people away from the centrality of the gospel. So, in order to help Titus and the churches recognize and oppose ungodly leadership, Paul gives 12 characteristics of false teachers and 2 action steps to take in order to prevent them from harming the church.
Primary claim: Those who know God walk in the light of obedience to him.
In John 14:15-31 we see Jesus comfort his disciples in explaining that its better that he leaves because the Father will send them another Helper, the Holy Spirit. Who or where do we look when we are feeling alone? The Spirit of God unites us to Christ and comes to comfort us and spur us on to joyfully obey his commandments.
A message based on the Angel of the Lord's instruction to Hagar, where she is told to Go Back (return) to your mistress and (humbly) submit to her control, and how it applies to our lives today!