Churchwide Study Plan

 

As you prepare for corporate worship each Lord’s Day, study the passage on your own. Our preaching schedule is as follows:

August 22, 2021
Titus 1:1-3

August 29, 2021
Titus 1:4

September 5, 2021
Titus 1:5

September 12, 2021
Titus 1:5-9

September 19, 2021
Titus 1:10-16

September 26, 2021
Titus 2:1-10

October 3, 2021
Titus 2:1-8

October 10, 2021
Titus 2:11

October 17, 2021
Titus 2:12

October 24, 2021
Titus 2:13

October 31, 2021
Titus 2:14-15

November 7, 2021
Titus 3:1-2

November 14, 2021
Titus 3:3-8

November 21, 2021
Titus 3:8-15

Sermon Series Introduction

Titus: Displaying Grace in a Chaotic World

 

Fall 2021 Sermon Series 

 

As the good news of Jesus Christ spread in the first century, many on the Mediterranean island of Crete believed in the Lord Jesus. However, we see from the book of Titus that the Cretan’s salvation was not the Apostle Paul’s only concern. Paul longed for roots of deep faith to take hold and spread in churches across the island (Titus 1:5). To accomplish this task, he sent to the island a young leader named Titus.

 

No doubt, Titus faced a difficult ministry assignment. While some Cretans on the island believed, others lived with no basis for truth, gave themselves over to their fleshly appetites, and indulged excessively in food and drink. In fact, Paul wrote, “One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, ‘Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.’ This testimony is true” (Titus 1:12-13). 

 

Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? The church and we as individuals struggle to be truth-tellers, godly, diligent, and self-controlled. However, we don’t have to look far to see that when people live by their own definitions of reality, one outcome is certain—chaos. Chaos inside—and outside—the walls of the church.

 

However, one thing separated the Cretans who believed in Christ and the ones who didn’t. It’s this: God’s grace. And His grace changes everything.

 

It changed everything for Paul.

It changed everything for Titus.

It changed everything for the church of Crete.

It changes everything for you and me. 

 

Now, saved by the grace of God, you and me, like Titus can labor with hope in a confused culture, loving those around us, sharing what we have received, and helping others display Christ in a chaotic world. 

 

Join us Sundays this fall at 9:00 or 11:00 as we study the book of Titus. Together, we’ll see how the early church displayed the grace of Christ in Crete, and we’ll be challenged to do the same in our schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods.

CP Staff 20|21-49

Jason Finley | Lead Pastor for Equipping

Titus 2:11-14

Fall 2021 Memory Passage

 

So that we can remind ourselves of truth and share Christ with others whenever and wherever we will be memorizing Titus 2:11-14 this fall. Join us in this churchwide Scripture memory challenge. 

 

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

The Sword Method

Use this resource to study Titus for personal application and outward motivation.

Sermon Media

Access all our sermon video, audio, and notes from our current series through the book of Titus.

Prepare for Worship

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Book Recommendations

 

Devotional Commentaries on Titus:
Tim Chester, Titus for You
Daniel Akin, Living Doctrine: The Book of Titus
John Stott, The Message of 1 Timothy and Titus
 

 

In-depth Commentaries on Titus:
Robert Yarbrough, The Letters to Timothy and Titus, Pillar New Testament Commentary
Hayne Griffin and Thomas Lea, 1, 2 Timothy and Titus, New American Commentary

 

Resources on key themes in Titus:
Jeremy Rinne, Church Elders
Kevin DeYoung, Men and Women in the Church
Ray Ortlund, The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together
Jerry Bridges, The Transforming Power of the Gospel
Jamie Dunlap and Mark Dever, The Compelling Community: Where God’s Power Makes a Church Attractive

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