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The Book of Titus

7 - Avoid & Learn, Titus 3:9-15

June 23, 2019 • Josh Lindstrom

While we would hope that all would respond to biblical correction in their lives, some, even after being duly warned, will persist in the error of our ways. We are to separate ourselves from those who stir up division and instead devote ourselves “to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need” (Titus 3:14). 1. What to avoid (vs. 9-11) 2. What to support (vs. 12-14) 3. Love & Grace (v. 15) Songs: Who You Say I Am #7102401 by B Fielding and R Morgan 2017 Hillsong Music Publishing Hallelujah For The Cross #7107551 by B Glover, C McClarney, and J Pardo 9t One Songs), Ariose Music Worthy Of Your Name #7052927 by B Younker and S Curran © sixsteps Music, Worship Together Music More To Come #7123198 by B Younker, K Stanfill, J Ingram, and P Wickham 2019 Kristian Stanfill Publishing Designee, sixsteps Music Build My Life #7070345 by B Younker, K Martin, K Kable, M Redman, and P Barrett © Said And Done Music, sixsteps Music

6 - Obedient & Ready, Titus 3:1-8

June 16, 2019 • Josh Lindstrom

Living godly lives does not preclude us from interacting with the world but, on the contrary, should encourage us “to be ready for every good work” (Titus 3:1). Recognizing what Christ has done for us, we seek to follow his example and have a positive and beneficial impact on those around us. 1. Our example (vs. 1-2) 2. Our past (v. 3) 3. Our salvation (vs. 4-7) 4. Our purpose (v. 8) Songs: Glorious Day #7081388 by J Ingram, J Smith, K Stanfill & S Curran © Fellow Ships Music Follow You Anywhere #7123196 by B Younker, K Stanfill, J Ingram & P Wickham 2019 Kristian Stanfill Publishing Designee O Praise The Name (Anástasis) #7037787 by B Hastings, D Ussher & M Sampson 2015 © Hillsong Music Publishing Before The Throne Of God Above #2306412 by C L Bancroft & V Cook 1997 Sovereign Grace Worship Exalted Over All #7065022 by A Rozier, J Ingram & J Cates 2016 © All Essential Music

5 - Grace & Training, Titus 2:11-15

June 9, 2019 • Josh Lindstrom

The life we are called to live in Christ is not one that will occur naturally to us. It is a gift of grace and requires a conscious decision “training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age” (Titus 2:12). As fellow recipients of his grace, we unabashedly encourage each other to the pattern of life he has called us to. 1. Grace has appeared (v. 11) 2. Train accordingly (vs. 12-13) a. Renounce sin (v. 12a) b. Live righteously (v. 12b) c. With joy (vs. 12c-13) 3. Always remember (v. 14) 4. Speak truth (v. 15) Songs: Great Things #7111321 by J Myrin and P Wickham Phil Wickham Music Follow You Anywhere #7123196 by B Younker, K Stanfill, J Ingram & P Wickham 2019 Kristian Stanfill Publishing Designee No Longer Slaves #7030123 by J D Helser & M Helser 2014 © Bethel Music Publishing Living Hope #7106807 by B Johnson & P Wickham Bethel Music Publishing

4 - Sound Doctrine & Self-Control, Titus 2:1-10

June 2, 2019 • Josh Lindstrom

Sound doctrine should lead to right behavior, and in Titus 2:1-10 the apostle Paul gives specific instruction for various groups within the church. While it can be counter-cultural to modern ears, Paul’s direction finds its foundation in the gospel itself and highlights the behaviors that make not only families strong, but creates churches that point an unbelieving world to Jesus. 1. Teach sound doctrine (v. 1) a. Older men (v. 2) b. Older women (vs. 3-4a) c. Younger women (vs. 4b-5) d. Younger men (v. 6) 2. Be an example (v. 7-8) a. At work (vs. 9-10) Songs: The Lion And The Lamb #7038281 by B Brown, B Johnson & L Mooring ©2015 Meaux Mercy Overcome #7067561 by C Brown, M Brock & S Furtick © Elevation Worship Publishing Give Me Faith #5680939 by M Brock, C Brown, L Gatch & W Joye ©2009 Worship Publishing Lord I Need You #5925687 by D Carson, M Maher, C Nockels, J Reeves & K Stanfill ©2011 worshiptogether.com songs, sixsteps Music Resurrecting #7051507 by C Brown, M Brock, M Ntele, S Furtick & W Joye ©2015 Be Essential Songs God Of The Redeemed #5858132 by C McClure, P McClure & J Riddle ©2010 Bethel Music and Mercy / Vineyard Publishing

3 - Profession & Works, 1 Titus 1:10-16

May 26, 2019 • Josh Lindstrom

False teachers on the island of Crete were threatening the young churches. While they professed to know God, they denied him by their works (Titus 1:16) and the apostle Paul instructs Titus to “rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith” (Titus 1:13). We too must be on guard and give careful attention to those we allow to speak into our lives. 1. The problem (v. 10) 2. The remedy (v. 11) 3. Do not be discouraged (vs. 12-13a) 4. Love well (vs. 13b-14) 5. Expect more (vs. 15-16) Songs: Every Battle #7062443 by K Heiligenthal & R Springer © Gateway Create Publishing Praise The King #7032344 by C Voss, D Smith, M Bryce Jr.& M Farren 2014 © Farren Love And War Publishing God I Look To You #5858163 by J Johnson 2010 Bethel Music Revelation Song #4447960 by J Riddle 2004 Gateway Create Publishing Be Thou My Vision #30639 by E H Hull, M E Byrne Public Domain

2 - Order & Authority, Titus 1:5-9

May 5, 2019 • Josh Lindstrom

The young churches in Crete lacked biblical leadership, so the apostle Paul encourages Titus to “appoint elders in every town” (Titus 1:5) and gives him a picture of the kinds of leaders he should be looking for. While not everybody will be called to serve in an official leadership role in the church, the qualities and characteristics of an elder should be the pursuit of us all. 1. The reason for Titus (v. 5) 2. Who is an elder? (vs. 6-9) a. An example (vs. 6-8) b. Able to teach (v. 9) Songs Mighty Warrior #7011449 by C Brown, M Ntele & J Williams 2013 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing Yes I Will #7105442 by E Hoagland, J Smith, and M Fieldes All Essential Music Worthy Of Your Name #7052927 by B Younker & S Curran © sixsteps Music Life Defined #7107554 by S Barnard Songs From Wellhouse How Great Thou Art #14181 by S W K Hine 1941, 1953, 1955 Stuart K. Hine, Renewed 1981 Manna Music, Inc.

1 - Knowledge & Godliness, Titus 1:1-4

April 28, 2019 • Josh Lindstrom

Upon coming to faith in Jesus we do not simply secure eternal life, but should seek to have the pattern of our daily lives transformed by our faith in him. Our knowledge of the gospel should lead us to live godly lives that give testimony to the truth that is in us. This pursuit is not an optional one, but rather is “entrusted by the command of God our Savior” (Titus 1:3). 1. The author (v. 1a) 2. His purpose (v. 1b) 3. Our motivation (vs. 2-3) 4. The gospel (v. 4) Song: Overcome #7067561 by C Brown, M Brock & S Furtick © Music by Elevation Worship Publishing Call Upon The Lord #7051501 by C Brown & S Furtick 2015 © Be Essential Songs To Our God #6227023 by B Johnson, J Riddle & J Taylor 2012 Bethel Music Great Are You Lord #6460220 by J Ingram, L Jordan & D Leonard 2012 Open Hands Music, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing, This I Believe (The Creed) #7018338 by B Fielding & M Crocker 2014 © Hillsong Music Publishing