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An Authoritative Model of Gospel-Driven Ministry, Part 7

November 11, 2012 Pastor: John Fonville Series: Titus

Scripture: Titus 1:1–1:4

An Authoritative Model of Gospel-Driven Ministry

Part 7

 

 

November 11, 2012

 

Text: Titus 1:1-4

 

Introduction/Review:

 

I.          A gospel-driven ministry is devoted to the service of the gospel. 1:1a-b

 

II.         A gospel-driven ministry is devoted to the goals of the gospel. 1:1c-3a

 

A.         Faith, 1:1c

 

B.         Knowledge (of the truth), 1:1d

 

C.         Godliness, 1:1e

 

D.         Hope, 1:2-3a

 

Lesson:

 

III.       A gospel-driven ministry is devoted to the proclamation of the gospel. 1:3b-c 

 

Reflection:

 

1.         The preaching of the gospel is necessary for faith.

 

2.         The preaching of the gospel is necessary for growth in godliness.

 

3.         The preaching of the gospel is necessary for hope.

 

4.         The Preaching of the gospel is necessary because the church is a supernatural creation of the Word.

 

5.         The preaching of the gospel is necessary because it plays an indispensable role in the proper ordering of a church.

 

6.         The preaching of the gospel is necessary because it is a mark of a true church.

 

7.         The preaching of the gospel is necessary because it is the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

 

8.         The preaching of the gospel is necessary because it drives us out of ourselves.

 

9.         The preaching of the gospel is necessary because it proves our obedience and provides for our weakness.

 

10.       The preaching of the gospel is necessary because it is a sacred trust and solemn responsibility.

 

…the work of preaching is the highest and the greatest and the most glorious calling to which anyone can ever be called. If you want something in addition to that I would say without any hesitation that the most urgent need in the Christian Church today is true preaching (expository- J.F.) and as it is the most urgent need in the Church, it is obviously the greatest need of the world also,” (Preaching and Preachers, p. 9).

 

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