Titus: Building Community – August 29, 2021

Titus 3:3-7

Timothy Nguyen

Today’s message marks the conclusion of our sermon series on the bbok of Titus.

The story of your life is the lens by which you see all things. Tell yourself the wrong story, and your life will go the wrong direction, committed to useless things. But if you have the right story, a right way of seeing life… then you can be confident that you are living your life well.

With that said, our focus today is this:
“What is the story of every Christian?”

Titus: Building Community – August 22, 2021

Titus 3:1-2

Pastor David Cay

When you have a vibrant relationship with Jesus, it can be such an amazing thing. However, it’s going to be very demanding. Anything that’s worth it will demand something great from you. It will demand certain changes in your life.

Our Bible passage teaches us about the kind of change that we need to do in our lives as we respond to the Gospel.

My big question today is: what kind of lifestyle does the gospel demand?

It’s an important question because some Christians think the Christian life is just about reading our Bibles and praying. There is so much more that the Gospel demands.

Our passage tells us that the Gospel demands a life of discipline, specifically:

  1. Discipline as citizens
  2. Discipline as neighbors.

Titus: Building Community – August 15, 2021

Titus 2:9-10

Pastor Tony Henshall

How should any of us respond to personal injustice?
That’s my big question today.

I think we’ve all experienced some type of personal injustice.
It happens all the time: rude drivers;
people who cut you off in traffic,
or bud in line ups at the cashier, even unfair policies or practices at work.

Today we are going to learn from people who lived in extreme injustice.
They were slaves in the Roman empire.
We need to learn from them because Jesus tells US to be servants,

And he tells us the greatest among us will be the slave to all.

Titus: Building Community – August 8, 2021

Titus 1:10-12

Pastor David Cay
NOTE OF CORRECTION: In the sermon, at the 15:26 mark, Pastor David incorrectly referenced a person in his story about “Silver Solution”. The person that Pastor David meant to refer to was “Jim Bakker”. Pastor David apologizes for the error.

My question today is: In the Christian life, in what ways do Christians get it wrong?

Today I want to talk about two common errors that happen when we live the Christian life. They have serious ramifications and can lead you into a lot of trouble.

These two errors are legalism, and the so called “prosperity gospel”. Legalism is a rule based religion that easily takes away our joy and the “prosperity gospel” is a religion based on consumption; the main goal is getting worldly goods. Our Bible passage today will help us to understand both errors.

Titus: Building Community – August 1, 2021

Titus 1:5

Pastor Enoch Chee

We’re starting a new sermon series today in the book of Titus. The book was written by the apostle Paul. Paul was possibly the greatest Christian to have ever lived. He was certainly one of the greatest leaders in church history. And Paul had certain advantages over a regular person.

God was with Paul in special ways so that he could do miracles seemingly on demand. He also had access to supernatural wisdom and knowledge. Time and again, he showed that he could speak for God, which is why the church recognized his writings as inspired Scripture.

Paul was special, but he was just one person, and part of the genius of Paul was that he gathered people around him to share the work. One of his coworkers was a guy named Titus.

The story goes that one time Paul was visiting the island of Crete with Titus. They were working with the Christians there, but there was a ton of work to do, because the churches in Crete were in really rough shape.

So Paul left Titus on that island to find leaders for those churches. Leaders who had a proven track record, especially in their home life.

So my big idea for today is: To prepare for leadership, we need to control our vices, and build our virtues.