The battle of the spiritual life is fought and decided by the will of the mind and choices of the heart. Today you make choices, but tomorrow your choices make you. A spiritual leader has a willingness to sacrifice, and isn't self-serving. The path of recovery is outlined by James (Jam 4:6-10). How do we become what God wants us to be (2Pe 1:3-11, Gal 4:19). The "nay-sayers" (Tit 1:9) are contradictory (Tit 1:10-11). Cretians were lazy and only satisfied their own desires; they needed to be to be rebuked sharply (Tit 1:13, Tit 2:1-2, Tit 2:7-8). "Sound" means healthy, wholesome. Spiritual health is "godliness" (Tit 2:11-12). The essence of godliness is the life of Jesus Christ (1Ti 3:16). Faith is the only means to lay hold of what God says; the result is godliness. (1) 1Ti 3:16 is the definition of godliness. (2) Godliness is not the work a moment, but pursuit of a lifetime (Rom 12:1-2). (3) The more we look into glory of Christ, the more we'll reflect it (2Co 3:18). If we are conscious of our godliness, it's probably fake. (4) The development of godliness goes from faith to faith and strength to strength (Rom 1:17, Psa 84:7). (5) The attainment of godliness with contentment is great gain (1Ti 6:6). (6) Paul exemplifies godliness in pursuit (Phi 3:7-14) and attainment (Gal 2:20).
Conference notes for this series can be found [HERE]
Scripture References: Titus 2:7-8, Galatians 2:20, Titus 2:1-2, Philippians 3:7-14, Titus 1:13, Psalms 84:7, Titus 1:10-11, Romans 1:17, Titus 1:9, Romans 12:1-2, Galatians 4:19, Titus 2:11-12, James 4:6-10
From Series: "Titus - The Transforming Power of Grace - Uniontown PA 2009"
This series was given in October 2009 in Uniontown PA.