Presentation on theme: "Titus 2:11-14 Biblical Covenant- “a binding relationship of eternal consequence in which God promises to bless and His people promise to obey.” Relational."— Presentation transcript:
Biblical Covenant- “a binding relationship of eternal consequence in which God promises to bless and His people promise to obey.” Relational Priority Relational Principles Relational Promise God’s Abiding Presence God’s Eternal Possession Relational Purpose
V.14- Zealous for good deeds Zealous- speaks to the level of commitment and enthusiasm (intensity) Eager or Enthusiastic for good deeds Good (Kalon)- beauty or attractiveness
Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Workmanship (poiema)- Poem Walk in them- lifestyle
R. Kent Hughes “Each of us has an eternally-designed job description which includes the task, the ability, and the place to serve. You may prefer Jerusalem, but you will glorify him more in Babylon if he has called you there. And whatever the task to which he has called you, you will be equipped for it as surely as a bird is capable of flight. And in doing the works he has called you to do, you will be both more and more his workmanship and more and more your true self.”
Titus 3:1-8 V.1- Ready for every good deed Being prepared and actively looking for an opportunity V.8- Will be careful to engage in good deeds Careful- to guard or give attention to “pay close attention” Engage- devotion and commitment V.14- learn to engage in good deeds To meet pressing needs (provide daily necessities) Live a fruitful life “Indeed, the primary meaning of “works” must be practical, visible deeds of compassion.”
Matthew 5:13-16 "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. 14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
“Let us covenant with all our being to shine as brightly as possible in this dark world. Let us covenant to expose ourselves to the face of Jesus in prayer. Let us covenant to be visible for him. Let us covenant to shine wherever he places us. Let us covenant to do beautiful works. Let us covenant to remind ourselves that we always will be light—and to live in that reality,” Kent Hughes
V.2- showing every consideration for all men V.8- These things are good and profitable for men Giving your ______________ for the benefit of others Time- to listen and give personal attention Talents- to equip and enable “Tithe”- to provide for the needs of others
I _____________________, covenant to relinquish my love of ___________________, so that I can receive the Love of God more intensely, realize His Personal Presence more intimately, and rejoice in His purpose for my life more intentionally!