WHY TALK TITUS?
Next Sunday, Robert and Nancy (DeMoss) Wolgemuth will be joining us during both morning services for an in-depth interview on how we can apply Titus 2 to our lives. In anticipation of this, I’d encourage you to make time to read Titus 2 this week, and to pray along with our staff that this Sunday’s interview would be used by the Lord in a powerful way.
Why Talk Titus?
Of course, every book of the Bible is well worth studying! However, we have some specific objectives in mind in the selection of Titus for our summer focus at BCBC.
First, Titus encourages us to focus on the things that matter most. Times of transition for churches can be either exciting or discouraging – depending on the direction! We believe Titus offers some clarifying perspective on what we should be “all about” in the days to come (get a preview in Titus 2:11-15).
Second, Titus discusses the importance of church leadership. John Maxwell once wrote that “everything rises and falls on leadership,” and at least from a human perspective, this usually proves to be the case in church life! Our ability to accomplish our mission on earth (to make disciples of all nations) will either be hindered by or greatly enhanced by our church leadership team. We’ve discussed this at length in the first three messages of the series.
Third, Titus explains how disciples are made. In particular, as we study Titus 2:1-10, we’ll see the life-on-life blueprint that is critical to learning how to walk the Jesus way. Discipleship is more than classes, books, or sermons – it is really a lifestyle that is better “caught” than “taught.” Disciples are made in living rooms and at work sites, at coffee shops and on backyard patios. Church attendance supplements life-on-life disciple-making, but it can’t replace it!
There’s much more to come in the weeks ahead, so stay tuned! And, if you have questions about what you’re hearing or reading in Titus, feel free to email them to me. I or one of our team members here would love to answer your question in an upcoming church-wide email. If you’re wondering about something, it is very possible others are as well.
Have a wonderful week, seeking and serving God!
Interim Teaching Pastor