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  • And... (Week 7)

    And... (Week 7)

    November 24: Unite AND Divide


    “Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good.” Paul knew that being devoted to God and his good will would be a lesson that many Christians would need to learn. This message, in light of the gospel, spurs us on to love God’s Word and to love the people God put into our lives.

  • And... (Week 6)

    And... (Week 6)

    November 17: Read AND Understand


    Some Christians talk all about grace and not much about works. Others focus on obedience after breezing past Jesus on the cross. Paul picks a middle ground. He focuses on the love of God in Christ, and explains how that shapes our lives as Christians.

  • And... (Week 5)

    And... (Week 5)

    November 10: God's Greatest Motivation


    How do we inspire people to change? How does change happen in our own lives? Paul knows there is something more powerful than guilt or demands to change our hearts and lives. That something is grace. Christians need high standards of behavior…and cannot forget the greatest motivation of all—the grace of God.

  • And... (Week 4)

    And... (Week 4)

    November 3: Our Good AND His Glory


    Paul clearly lays out various instructions for the Christian Church, which shape the way we treat one another in the family of God…and reflect on the name of God and the attractiveness of his Word to the outside world.

  • And... (Week 3)

    And... (Week 3)

    October 27: Faithful Christians Comfort And Rebuke


    Paul cared as much about doctrine as dieticians care about ingredients. What is contained in a person’s belief system will either help or harm. Therefore, Paul pushes us to read the ingredients on someone’s teaching…and rebuke those who deviate from God’s truth.

  • And... (Week 2)

    And... (Week 2)

    October 20: The "And" of Organized Religion


    Those who lead the church have a high and holy calling. They can bring many people to Jesus or damage those that God loves dearly. Therefore, Paul gives Titus (and us) high standards for their message…and their personal lifestyle.

  • And... (Week 1)

    And... (Week 1)

    October 13: The Power of "And"


    How does Paul open his letter to his dear friend, Titus? By talking about our hope, our peace, and the eternal life we have in Jesus…and GOD! Every verse of Paul’s introduction contains the name of God, a theme that runs through the entire book (and the entire Bible). In fact, only by focusing on GOD do we experience true hope, peace, and life.

  • Vintage: Changing Times. Changeless God. (Week 1)

    Vintage: Changing Times. Changeless God.
    (Week 1)

    (A Study on the Book of Romans)

    June 4: Old News is Good News 


    We are all desperate for good news, for something more than the temporary high of another text or last-second victory. We want what people used to call “gospel,” the kind of good news that goes on and one. That is exactly what Paul is offering to the Romans and to us in the introduction to his famous letter.

  • GOD: The Series (Week 6)

    GOD: The Series (Week 6)

    November 13:  Jesus Gets Us To God  
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    Forgiveness is not the point. Getting into heaven is not the goal. Being saved is not the end of the story. Rather, we worship Jesus for giving us access to the presence of God where unspeakable joy and peace are found.