October 10, 2009
In Titus 3, we read Paul’s instruction for the young pastor to anchor his teaching in the Gospel and to avoid mindless quarrelling. 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 has reconciled us to Him.
8The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. 9But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. 10As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, 11knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.
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