June 9, 2019
Paul’s letter to Titus is essentially an instruction manual for putting the churches that had been planted in Crete “into order.” So, where will that start? With good leaders. Titus was not to be a lone ranger in raising up Christ-exalting churches.
“…appoint elders in every town as I directed you.”
God’s design for each local church is that qualified men serve as under-shepherds of Jesus Christ, who is “the great shepherd of the sheep (Hebrews 13:20).” If these leaders are charged with bringing order to God’s churches, they must be men whose lives are also in order. Here in Titus 1:5-9 (cf. 1 Timothy 3:1-7), Paul describes the sort of men Titus is to choose and how they are to lead.
Rob Lister will be preaching this Sunday and Kenny Clark will be leading our sung worship. Would you pray for each as they prepare and for all who will be at Grace for each of these services? And would you pray for our team of elders as we sit under this preached word on Sunday? That we would be reminded of our calling and renewed in our commitment to be the sort of men Paul describes and to serve in the manner he commends?
See you Sunday. Come hungry!
Song of the Week