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Titus: Gospel-Driven Godliness in an Ungodly World

September 23, 2012 Pastor: John Fonville Series: Titus

Titus:

Gospel-Driven Godliness in an Ungodly World

 

Text: Titus 1:1-4

 

Introduction:

 

What does a church, which is ordered in the correct manner around the gospel, look like in an ungodly culture?

 

Lesson:

 

A.    The Destination: Crete

 

B.    The Addressee: Titus

 

1.    Titus was grounded in the gospel.

2.    Titus was characterized by godliness.

3.    Titus was committed to evangelism.

 

C.    The Occasion: Personal Request, False Gospel and Ungodly Culture

 

1.    Personal request

2.    Theological and Cultural problems

a.     False Gospel: Aberrant Judaism (legalism)

 b.    Ungodly Culture: Cretan Culture (license)

 

 D.    The Purpose: Gospel-Driven Order

 

E.    The Message: Gospel, Godliness, Evangelism

 

1.    Gospel

2.    Godliness

3.    Evangelism

 

F.     Outline: Gospel-Driven Godliness

 

I.     Gospel-Driven Godliness and Paul's Apostleship (1:1-4)

II.    Gospel-Driven Godliness Church Leadership (1:5-16)

III.   Gospel-Driven Godliness and Church Membership (2:1-15)

IV.   Gospel-Driven Godliness and Christian Citizenship (3:1-15)

 

Reflection:

 

“This is a short Epistle, but a model of Christian doctrine, in which is included, in masterly fashion, all that is necessary for a Christian to know and live by.” Martin Luther