In Titus 3 we read Paul’s instruction for the young pastor to anchor his teaching in the Gospel and to avoid mindless quarreling. Paul emphasized the necessity for a preacher to instill in those under his care a complete understanding of the Gospel so that they will live in accordance with their belief. Alistair Begg reminds us of our need to be immersed in a knowledge of the Gospel, constantly reminded that even though we have rebelled against God, Christ’s work reconciled us to Him.
For Goodness Sake
What does it mean to be good? If the Bible teaches us that our good works aren’t enough to save us, why do Christians spend so much time trying to be good? In his letter to Titus, the Apostle Paul gives us the answer: having been transformed by God’s grace through the Gospel, we are now called to live lives that are defined by goodness in all that we do.
In this series, Alistair Begg unpacks what it means to live a good life in the public sphere, in our daily lives, and in our churches. Paul’s letter provides a call to Christian citizenship, reminding us what what we once were, what we ought to be, and what we are becoming. The behavior of the Christian does nothing to save, but it is a response of the saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross.