Archive for January, 2011

Titus NIV Introduction and Overview

January 21, 2011 Leave a comment
Categories: outline, overview, Titus

Titus 2

January 20, 2011 Leave a comment

In this chapter, Paul writes about the importance of teaching accurately.

Categories: paul, Titus

Faithful in Prayer

January 20, 2011 Leave a comment

In Romans 12, we’re reminded to be faithful in prayer.

So pray regularly.

Categories: Prayer, Romans

Titus 1 Commentary

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

In this commentary, the authors note that Titus is responsible for parenting a church out of infancy and into a more mature stage of development.

That’s an interesting concept, imagining an organization like a church “growing up.”

Categories: Church, Titus

Forgiveness and Prayer

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

In Mark 11:24-25, Jesus tells us to believe that we’ll receive what we ask for.  And to forgive others so we too can be forgiven.

Categories: jesus, mark, Prayer

Who Is Titus?

January 18, 2011 Leave a comment

I recommend pages ix-x of John MacArthur’s study guide on the book of Titus.

Because Paul and Titus worked so closely together for such an extended period of time, it is MacArthur’s claim that there is no new teaching for Titus in this letter.  This is an interesting thesis, and not one I’d considered before.

If this is the case, then I suppose Paul’s purpose would have been to remind Titus of what he already knew.  Most quality teaching of adults is probably reminding, not brand new instruction.

Categories: paul, Titus

House of Prayer

January 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Reading Isaiah 56:6-8 reminds me of Jesus’ cleansing of the temple.

The Lord’s house is a house of prayer.

So my home can be a house of prayer as well.

Categories: isaiah, jesus, Prayer, temple

Gethsemane Prayer

January 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Matthew 26:36-44 describes Jesus’ prayer time right before being arrested on the night of his betrayal.

It is especially interesting to me that God the Father’s answer to Jesus’ humble prayer was “No.”

So I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised or upset when God tells me “No.”

And I should pray more humbly, especially when I already have the sense that I’m asking for something that’s outside God’s will.

Categories: God, jesus, matthew, Prayer

Outline of Titus

January 17, 2011 Leave a comment
  1. Chapter 1
    1. Elder qualifications
    2. Squelch the circumcision group
  2. Chapter 2
    1. List of lessons
  3. Chapter 3
    1. Obey authority
    2. Life before Christ
    3. “Three strikes” rule
Categories: outline, paul, Titus

The Gospel According to the Jets

January 17, 2011 Leave a comment

The Jets are loud and obnoxious.  They make promises.

Yesterday, they kept their promises to their fans.

As we pray, we pour out our hearts to God.  Sometimes we make promises.

In Ecclesiastes 5:5, we read that “It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it.”

Don’t make a vow to God in your prayers unless you intend to keep it.

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