"Do Good." It seems so basic, like something you don't have to even say. If you follow Christ, you should no doubt be active in doing good. Yet, throughout Paul's letter to Titus there is a repeated emphasis on "doing good." Today we explore that and focus on the third and final chapter of this short letter.
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In season four we have been praying through some of the letters in the Bible. We conclude the short letter to Titus today. As one of the "Pastoral Letters" (along with 1 & 2 Timothy), Paul writes to one of his co-workers about how to strengthen the church in Crete as well as how to teach, appoint leaders, and leave a legacy of faith behind.
Throughout the letter to Titus Paul repeats the importance of "doing good." We explore that theme further in this episode as well as look at the concrete way that Paul says it can be done. The Christian faith has a bias for action; we should be doing good rather than spending most of our time on arguments and interpretations and controversies. Paul also shares another summary statement about what God has done through us through his Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ in Titus 3:4-8.
From his opening emphasis in Titus 1 on character and leadership to a wider focus on living out our faith in our given roles in community (Titus 2), this letter sets forth simple but foundational truths that God's people in all places at all times should practice.
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