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1 Titus 2:11-14 Zealous for good works

2 Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 Literally, a zealot [Gk z ē l ō t ē s] for good works Vines – an uncompromising partisan a fervent proponent of any given person or thing; one who does not concede position when he believes he is right

3 Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 Literally, a zealot [Gk zēlōtēs] for good works Vines – an uncompromising partisan History – first applied to a strict sub-sect of the Pharisees, they were radicalized by Judas of Galilee, violently opposing foreign rule over Jews [Acts 5:37; Mt 10:4; Cananite]

4 Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 Literally, a zealot [Gk zēlōtēs] for good works Vines – an uncompromising partisan History – a violent, radical sub-sect of Pharisees Other New Testament uses: Acts 22:3 – Paul, Jews toward God 1 Cor 14:12 – Corinthians toward Spiritual Gifts Gal 1:14 – Paul toward Jewish tradition/religion Jesus chose both Simon and Paul in their zeal!

5 Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 What are you ZEALOUS for? According to how you live your life, where is your ZEAL?

6 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of Gods righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. Romans 10:2-3 Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 ZEALOUS for works?

7 Faith Healers/ Snake Handlers PicketersThe Taliban Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 ZEALOUS for works? Religious Zealots:

8 Gay Rights PETAGreenpeace Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 ZEALOUS for works? Religious Zealots: Taliban, Picketers, Healers Non-Religious Activists [Zealots]:

9 Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 ZEALOUS for works? Religious Zealots: Taliban, Picketers, Healers Non-Religious Activists [Zealots]: Greenpeace, PETA, Rights Activists Many in these groups have become radicalized; would not see it as wrong to kill for their beliefs! Sincere Christians, labeled fundamentalists by media and outsiders, often get negatively lumped together with these activists. What makes them [us!] different?

10 Noah Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 ZEALOUS for GOOD works! Mt 5:10-12 – Persecuted for righteousness sake 2 Pt 2:5 – a preacher of righteousness

11 Noah Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 ZEALOUS for GOOD works! Mt 5:10-12 – Persecuted for righteousness sake Hb 11:33 – who through faith…wrought righteousness Daniel

12 Noah Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 ZEALOUS for GOOD works! Mt 5:10-12 – Persecuted for righteousness sake Daniel Jesus Christ John 2:13-17 John 5:18 Isaiah 53:5

13 Pauls Rebuke Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 ZEALOUS for GOOD works! Titus 2:11-14 – God expects righteous zealots! Mt 5:10-12 – Persecuted for righteousness sake Gal 2:3-5 [11-21] – to whom we did not yield… even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you…

14 Pauls Rebuke Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 ZEALOUS for GOOD works! Titus 2:11-14 – God expects righteous zealots! Mt 5:10-12 – Persecuted for righteousness sake 1 Pt 3:15 – …always be ready to give a defense… Peter

15 Pauls Rebuke Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 ZEALOUS for GOOD works! Titus 2:11-14 – God expects righteous zealots! Mt 5:10-12 – Persecuted for righteousness sake Peter Jude 3 …contend earnestly for the faith…

16 Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 ZEALOUS for GOOD works! Titus 2:11-14 – God expects righteous zealots! Ephesians 2:10 – God created us in Christ Jesus for the purpose of walking in the good works HE prepared Mt 5:10-12 – Persecuted for righteousness sake We have been literally created new, in order to do good works! cp. 2 Cor 5:17

17 Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 ZEALOUS for GOOD works! Titus 2:11-14 – God expects righteous zealots! Ephesians 2:10 – God created us for good works 2 Timothy 3:16-17 – He has thoroughly equipped us for every good work by means of His word! Mt 5:10-12 – Persecuted for righteousness sake Only by His word can we know how to work righteousness Matt 7:21-23

18 Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 Are YOU ZEALOUS for the GOOD works of God? Many Christians not in danger of being labeled Are you more zealous for world than for God? On a radio program: a zealot was mimicked as being someone who could quote scripture appropriately

19 Zealous for good works Titus 2:11-14 Are YOU ZEALOUS for the GOOD works of God? Why not let ZEAL for GOD move you to good works TODAY? John 6: This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.


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