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TITUS 3 STUDY GUIDE & BREAKDOWN – (Titus 3:1-8)

Kindness Toward All Men & God’s Kindness to Us – (Kindness to all) …


3 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men. 3 For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.


NOTES


3:5: THE WASHING OF REGENRATION, baptism, and RENEWING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, chrismation, form a unity in our salvation, this is so clear throughout the NT … Jesus taught that we are born from above through “water and the Spirit” – (John 3:5); Peter preached salvation in Christ through being “BAPTIZED” and receiving “the gift of the Holy Spirit” – (Acts 2:38) … Now Paul calls us to the washing of the water and the renewing of the Holy Spirit …

3:7-8: WHILE PAUL is painfully aware we are awaiting the consummation of the age to come, the bride is awaiting her Bridegroom (Christ), Paul also knows we are already participating in the eschatological community – (The Study of the Second Coming of Christ) … Baptism and chrismation are the beginning, the rite of passage toward a progressive life of renewal in Christ … (See also 2Corinthians 3:16-18) …


Heretical and Schismatic Members & Conclusion – (Titus 3:9-15) …


9 But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless. 10 Reject a divisive man after the first and second [a]admonition, 11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned. 12 When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. 13 Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey with haste, that they may lack nothing. 14 And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful. 15 All, who are with me, greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith.

Grace be with you all. Amen

NOTES


3:10-11: A DIVISIVE person is one who “PICKS” or “CHOOSES” the whole truth … A sect is a group that follows its own choices, independent of holy tradition … Incomplete or erroneous beliefs result in immoral behavior …

PSALM 58 (59) STUDY & BREAKDOWN


NOTES


PSALM 58 (59) – Is also concerning Christ – (THE END, v. 1) … For the Church remembers that Christ’s holy body did not decay in the grave – (CORRUPT NOT, v. 1), and the Father raised Him from the dead – (vv. 2, 3, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18) … Also, in contrast to our Lord’s sinless life, which is the reason He was raised up by the Father – (vv. 4, 5), those who work lawlessness are not shown mercy – (vv. 6-9, 12-16) …


CLOSING …


1PETER 2:2-3


As newborn babies, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious …


THE PURE MILK OF THE WORD … Is Apostolic Doctrine – (Acts 2:42), the basic teaching of the Church- both written – (1Peter 1:10-12) and spoken – (1Peter 1:25) … The meat of the word – (1Corinthians 3:2), the sacraments of the Church, along with the continual growth in our Christian lives … WE HAVE TASTED THAT THE LORD IS GRACIOUS and should long for this spiritual nourishment and growth …


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