First Fifteen

Healthy Teaching (Titus 2)

February 19, 2021 Ron Oltmanns Season 4 Episode 22
First Fifteen
Healthy Teaching (Titus 2)
Show Notes

There is a type of growth that's harmful to the body.  We call it cancer.  When Paul wrote to Titus on Crete, he was deeply concerned about a type of teaching that was growing like cancer among the young churches on the island.  In Titus 2 we see Paul describe the effects of healthy teaching in the church and how it would produce people bent on doing good. 

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In each episode you will listen to God's word for you, reflect on it and learn to pray to God as well as carry that word with you through the rest of your day.

In season four we are praying through some of the letters in the Bible.  We are listening to Paul's letter to Titus, one of his shortest letters.  Paul turns from instructions about leaders to the roles that each separate group plays in a healthy body, old or young, male or female, slave or free.

In the last few verses of chapter 2 Paul grounds his teaching in God's grace and what God himself teaches us through the example of the Son, Jesus Christ, who gives us instruction and power to turn away from ungodliness and toward virtue. 

The key word in this chapter is "teaching" and especially healthy teaching which grows good people.  

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