Gene Cunningham - February 3, 2003

Titus #7

Titus #7

Titus was authority oriented and sent to Crete because of issues there (Tit 1:5, Tit 1:10-13). The pastor's primary task is to teach the word (Tit 1:9). "vain talkers" refers to speaking without content (1Ti 1:6-7). "Deceivers" lead the mind away from the Bible. Examples of people that illustrate Cretians (Num 16:1-50, Jud 1:11, Jer 5:30-31, Jer 20:11, Phi 3:18-19). Deceivers don't accept authority (2Jo 1:7-11, 3Jo 1:9-11). Spiritual authority is unlike others; not like a father or coach or military officer or policeman. Discipline is simply turned over to God. The Word is actually the authority. What do you do with Cretians? "Reprove them severely, that they may be sound in the faith" (Tit 1:13).

Scripture References: Numbers 16:1-50, John 1:9-11, Titus 1:9, John 1:7-11, Titus 1:10-13, Philippians 3:18-19, Titus 1:5, Jeremiah 20:11, Jeremiah 5:30-31, Jude 1:11, Titus 1:13

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