Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sunday, April 15, 2007

This week when we gathered, Anthony C. taught from Titus 1:10-16. Paul warns Titus and the believers in Crete to look out for false teachers, similar to the warnings he gives to Timothy in his letters. Paul also warns of the influence of Cretan culture on the Cretan church. Believers today should be conscious of the influence of American culture on the church. Finally, as Paul speaks of the pure and the unpure, we are taught to be cautious of legalism. Anthony C. defined legalism as the "keeping of biblical regulations by our own strength in order to earn God's favor." Anthony reminded us that if we only have "teeth-gritting resolve" to not sin, we will fail. We must lean on the grace of God to fight sin.

Alan K will be teaching through Titus 2 for the next two Sundays.

Also, please remember that we will begin meeting at The Cotton Company beginning May 6th.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Sunday, April 8, 2007

This week when we gathered, Maël D. taught from Titus 1:5-9. Maël D. pointed the body to visit his blog post in reference to his views on the distinctions between ministers, pastors/elders, and overseers/bishops. Paul points to three criteria for recognizing an elder. These criteria will help recognize a person who characterizes the list that follows, beginning in verse 7. This list, as well as the list in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, is not meant to be exhaustive, but to characterize the blamelessness of an elder. Maël D. challenged the body to examine ourselves in light of these characteristics.

Next Sunday, Anthony C. will teach from Titus 1:10-16.

It was also announced that we will begin meeting at The Cotton Company beginning May 6th.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Friday, April 6, 2007

Our church body gathered tonight to celebrate the Lord's Supper in the home of Don and Laura B. In our gathering, we also read through the gospel of John - men, women, and children all taking turns to read aloud. We were all greatly blessed by the telling of the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

**Sorry that this post is late!**

This week when we gathered, Maël D. taught from Titus 1:1-4. Paul laid out the DNA of his message to Titus and all believers: that we are called to godliness and to hope in Christ, which leads us to proclaim His truth. The truth of Christ should push us toward Him. Likewise, this truth draws us together as a family through faith.

Next Sunday, Maël D. will continue our study in Titus.