Faithlife Sermons

Titus 3:1-11

Sermon  •  Submitted
0 ratings
· 1 view
Notes & Transcripts

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. 3 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. 4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8 The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. 9 But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. 10 As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, 11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.

vv. 1-2
We must submissive to rulers and authorities, but it is not necessarily because what they are doing is right or we can’t speak against the things they do is just we must keep our eyes on the more important things about being other oriented.
Other oriented- w don’t have malicious intent when speaking of others, peacefully and giving others the benefit of the doubt, understand people, compassionate, and respect to all image bearers regardless of authority status, race or state.
vv. 3
Why? we come from a place of understanding.
We see that God is the one who initiated this change through the Gospel,
Related Media
Related Sermons