A Call to Order

August 31, 2013 by Paul Chappell

Through the years, I’ve preached verse-by-verse through several New Testament books on Sunday evenings. (Currently, I’m preaching through the Gospel of Luke on Sunday mornings.) A few weeks ago, we wrapped up the study of Colossians, and I’m excited this Sunday to begin preaching through Titus.

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The book of Titus is Paul’s letter to Titus, instructing him to set things in order in the church which Titus pastored on the island of Crete. The overarching message of this epistle is indeed a call to order in the church.

A highlight for me in studying this epistle has been the many reinforcements throughout it of the deity of Christ. The very reason we care about order in the church is because the church belongs to Christ!

Titus also provides a bridge between a sometimes perceived discrepancy between Romans and James. In Romans, Paul clearly states that salvation is by faith alone. James concludes that without works, faith is dead. For those who struggle with understanding these different sides of the same coin, Paul brings clarity in Titus as he explains the faith that brings salvation leads to grace that produces holy living.

I’m greatly anticipating beginning the study “A Call to Order” on Sunday evening at 5:30 (PT). Each message will be live streamed at lbclive.tv and posted to our preaching podcast.  Each will also be available for later download at preaching.lancasterbaptist.org.

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  1. Pastor Chappell,
    Thank you for all the encouragement that you provide through the many emails and websites. You and your ministry mean the world to me and my family. My wife and I pray for you every night and so do my kids. My 3 year old has a little difficulty saying your name, she calls you Paul apchell, but I know God knows who she is talking about :).

    Love you brother,
    Caleb Musser

    Comment by Caleb Musser — September 2, 2013 @ 3:07 am

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