Today's passage: Titus 3:1-7
- Reminder: Paul is writing to Titus, instructing him toward good practices in pastoral ministry.
- Christians have reason for humility because we know from where we have come.
- Christians have reason for humility because we know how and why we have changed and grown.
- This humility and gratitude in the grace of God produces patience, love for one another, love for God, and a hope that is rightly placed in the glory that's to come (In place of the temporary wants of this life).
Questions to consider:
- What is Paul referring to in verses 4-7? How do these verses articulate the gospel message?
- What all happened (And is still happening to us) in relation to the gospel and our salvation? How much changed? How much has God accomplished? How did He do it?
- What happens in the life of the church when the members forget where they came from and start to think they are “better” than other people? What are some ways that kind of arrogance can come out or be evidenced? Why then must the church remain gospel-centered?