“Be The Example…”

Be The Example!
Shining “God’s Light” through us shows what God is like to others. This can be extremely difficult since other’s view of God is so high! Here are areas we need to shine as examples from Titus 2:6-15…

Shining “God’s Light” through us shows what God is like to others. This can be extremely difficult since other’s view of God is so high! Here are areas we need to shine as examples from Titus 2:6-15…

Personally…
Self-Controlled – sōphroneō – modest, mellow (2 Cor. 5:13)
Integrity – adiaphthoria – not tainted (don’t stink) (2 Cor. 2:15)
Seriousness – semnotēs – respect, dignity (Prov. 5:9-10)
Soundness – aphtharsia – sincerity, purity (2 Tim. 1:10)
Results:
Not Condemned – enantios – nothing sticks (Rom. 16:17)
Shame on Them – entrepō – confound, turn it back (2 Thess. 3:14)
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Professionally…
Note: slave/servant (doulos) = employee today (Matt. 25:14-30)HW
Subject/Obedient – hypotassō – submit, yield (1 Pet. 2:18)
Please them – euarestos – exceed expectation (Heb. 13:21)
Not Talk Back – antilegō – contradict, defy (Rom. 10:21)
Not Steal – nosphizō – embezzle, selfish use (Acts 5:2-3)
Results:
Trusted – pistis – faithful, reliable (Prov. 25:13; Col. 3:23-24)
Testimony – kosmeō – honor, embellish (Rev. 21:2)
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Spiritually…
Deny – arneomai – reject or refuse
Ungodliness – asebeia – lack of reverence (2 Tim. 2:16)
Worldly passions – epithymia – crave forbidden (Rom. 13:14)
Upright – dikaiōs – within the boundaries/laws (1 Cor. 15:34)
Godly – eusebōs – pious, worthy of God (2 Tim. 3:12)
Waiting – prosdechomai – anticipation, expectation (Jude 1:21)
Results:
Appearance of Christ – epiphaneia – revelation (2 Tim. 4:8)
Redemption from sin – lytroō – liberate, release (1 Cor. 15:51-58)
Purity in life – katharizō – scrubbed clean, dedicated (2 Cor. 7:1)
Passion for God – zēlōtēs – defend, proclaim (1 Cor. 14:12)
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“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

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Verses for Be the Example

Ephesians 5:1-2
Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Titus 2:6-15
Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive. For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.

2 Corinthians 5:13
If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.

Proverbs 5:9-10
lest you lose your honor to others and your dignity to one who is cruel, lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich the house of another.

2 Timothy 1:10
but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

Romans 16:17
I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.

2 Thessalonians 3:14
Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed.

Matthew 25:14-30 – READ AT HOME!!!

1 Peter 2:18
Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.

Hebrews 13:21
equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Romans 10:21
But concerning Israel he says, “All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and obstinate people.”

Acts 5:2-3
With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet. Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?

Colossians 3:23-24
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Revelation 21:2
I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

2 Timothy 2:16
Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.

Romans 13:14
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.

1 Corinthians 15:34
Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame.

2 Timothy 3:12
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted

Jude 1:21
keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

2 Timothy 4:8
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

1 Corinthians 15:51-58
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

1 Corinthians 14:12
So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.
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“Teaching Godly Principles…!”

Teaching Godly Principles!
Who was your favorite teacher? The best teacher can take the worst topic and make it the most memorable! God teaches through various “teachers” He places in our lives. Good ones teach us what to do…Bad ones teach us what not to do!

Titus 1

Verse 1
Teach – laleō – articulate, disclose thought (1 Cor. 2”6-7)
Appropriate – prepō – stand out, conspicuous, fit (Eph. 5:3)
Sound – hygiainō – spiritually healthy, error free (1 Tim. 6:3-6)
Doctrine – didaskalia – teaching, instruction, precepts (Rom. 15:4)
Applications:
Teaching is not winning an argument, it is sharing information that MAY lead to changing perspective/life
What stands out (leson) to one person may not to another. Let others teach the same lesson and cheer success!
Spiritually healthy and error free lessons become “life lessons” that impact yourself and then others!
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Verse 2
Older Men – presbytēs – more mature (Phm. 1:9)
Temperate – nēphalios – sober, clear-headed (1 Tim. 3:2)
Respectable – semnos – honorable, revered (Phil. 4:8)
Self-Controlled – sophron – stable, healthy (Titus 2:2)
Sound – hygiainō – no mixing errors, strong grace (2 Jn. 1:2)
Faith – pistis – conviction, fidelity (2 Cor. 5:7)
Love – agape – God’s affection/good will (Rom. 12:9)
Endurance – hypomonē – constancy, persevere (Lk. 8:15)
Applications:
Life Lessons are taught with action more than words!
Our church and community need more “grown up” men!
The more men are stable and self-controlled, the healthier our homes, churches, and community!
The 3 areas men are suppose to be “sound” in are the same graces found in Gal. 5:22-23 and 1 Cor. 13:13!

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Verses for Teaching Godly Principles
2 Peter 3:18
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
1 Corinthians 2:6-7
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.
Ephesians 5:3
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.
1 Timothy 6:3-6
If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain. But godliness with contentment is great gain.
Romans 15:4
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
Philemon 1:9
yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love. It is as none other than Paul—an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus—
1 Timothy 3:2
Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Titus 2:2
Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
2 John 1:2
because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we live by faith, not by sight.
Romans 12:9
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Luke 8:15
But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

Who was your favorite teacher? The best teacher can take the worst topic and make it the most memorable! God teaches through various “teachers” He places in our lives. Good ones teach us what to do…Bad ones teach us what not to do!

Titus 1

Verse 1
Teach – laleō – articulate, disclose thought (1 Cor. 2”6-7)
Appropriate – prepō – stand out, conspicuous, fit (Eph. 5:3)
Sound – hygiainō – spiritually healthy, error free (1 Tim. 6:3-6)
Doctrine – didaskalia – teaching, instruction, precepts (Rom. 15:4)
Applications:
Teaching is not winning an argument, it is sharing information that MAY lead to changing perspective/life
What stands out (leson) to one person may not to another. Let others teach the same lesson and cheer success!
Spiritually healthy and error free lessons become “life lessons” that impact yourself and then others!
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Verse 2
Older Men – presbytēs – more mature (Phm. 1:9)
Temperate – nēphalios – sober, clear-headed (1 Tim. 3:2)
Respectable – semnos – honorable, revered (Phil. 4:8)
Self-Controlled – sophron – stable, healthy (Titus 2:2)
Sound – hygiainō – no mixing errors, strong grace (2 Jn. 1:2)
Faith – pistis – conviction, fidelity (2 Cor. 5:7)
Love – agape – God’s affection/good will (Rom. 12:9)
Endurance – hypomonē – constancy, persevere (Lk. 8:15)
Applications:
Life Lessons are taught with action more than words!
Our church and community need more “grown up” men!
The more men are stable and self-controlled, the healthier our homes, churches, and community!
The 3 areas men are suppose to be “sound” in are the same graces found in Gal. 5:22-23 and 1 Cor. 13:13!

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Verses for Teaching Godly Principles
2 Peter 3:18
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
1 Corinthians 2:6-7
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.
Ephesians 5:3
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.
1 Timothy 6:3-6
If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain. But godliness with contentment is great gain.
Romans 15:4
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
Philemon 1:9
yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love. It is as none other than Paul—an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus—
1 Timothy 3:2
Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Titus 2:2
Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
2 John 1:2
because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we live by faith, not by sight.
Romans 12:9
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Luke 8:15
But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

“A Hireling sent from our Enemies…!” (Continued)

“En Garde” in fencing is a call to be ready for an attack. The Word of God is our sword (Eph. 6:17) Titus tells us to use God’s Word (the Truth) to “rebuke” – expose, admonish, demand an explanation when we are led away from God’s Word. (Eph. 5:11) This is to be done without hesitation. (2 Cor. 13:10)
Verse 14
“and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth”
Attention – prosechō – apply, attach, be addicted to (Heb. 2:1)
Fables – mythos – inventions, fiction, lie (2 Pet. 1:16)
Commands – entolē – order, charge, rule (Matt. 15:9)
Reject – apostrephō – defect, turn allegiance, desert (2 Tim. 4:4)
Truth – alētheia – reality, facts (Jn. 8:32)
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Verse 15
“To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.”
Pure – katharos – cleansed, genuine, innocent (1 Pet. 1:22)
Corrupted – miainō – dye, stain, pollute, contaminate (Heb. 1215)
Unbelieving – apistos – faithless, incredulous (Jn. 20:27)
Mind – nous – perceptions, feelings, desires (Rom. 12:2)
Conscience – syneidēsis – morals, standards, principles (1 Tim. 4:2)
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Verse 16
“They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.”
Profess – homologeō – agree, concede (Jn. 12:42)
Know – eidō – examine, observe, experience (Rom. 1:21)
Works – ergon – product, result (2 Cor. 10:11)
Deny – arneomai – reject, refuse, contradict, disown (2 Tim. 3:5)
Abominable – bdelyktos – detestable, abhor (Lk. 16:15)
Disobedient – apeithēs – not persuadable, stubborn, unteachable (Titus 3:3)
Reprobate – adokimos – faulty, rejected (Rom. 1:2
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“En Garde” Church of God says our Lord and Master…“En Garde”

En Garde” in fencing is a call to be ready for an attack. The Word of God is our sword (Eph. 6:17) Titus tells us to use God’s Word (the Truth) to “rebuke” – expose, admonish, demand an explanation when we are led away from God’s Word. (Eph. 5:11) This is to be done without hesitation. (2 Cor. 13:10)

Verse 14

and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth

Attention – prosechō – apply, attach, be addicted to (Heb. 2:1)

Fables – mythos – inventions, fiction, lie (2 Pet. 1:16)

Commands – entolē – order, charge, rule (Matt. 15:9)

Reject – apostrephō – defect, turn allegiance, desert (2 Tim. 4:4)

Truth – alētheia – reality, facts (Jn. 8:32)

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Verse 15

To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.”

Pure – katharos – cleansed, genuine, innocent (1 Pet. 1:22)

Corrupted – miainō – dye, stain, pollute, contaminate (Heb. 1215)

Unbelieving – apistos – faithless, incredulous (Jn. 20:27)

Mind – nous – perceptions, feelings, desires (Rom. 12:2)

Conscience – syneidēsis – morals, standards, principles (1 Tim. 4:2)

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Verse 16

They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.”

Profess – homologeō – agree, concede (Jn. 12:42)

Know – eidō – examine, observe, experience (Rom. 1:21)

Works – ergon – product, result (2 Cor. 10:11)

Deny – arneomai – reject, refuse, contradict, disown (2 Tim. 3:5)

Abominable – bdelyktos – detestable, abhor (Lk. 16:15)

Disobedient – apeithēs – not persuadable, stubborn, unteachable (Titus 3:3)

Reprobate – adokimos – faulty, rejected (Rom. 1:2

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En Garde” Church of God says our Lord and Master…“En Garde”

“A Hireling sent from our Enemies…!”

The church who desires for God to he the Shepherd (Jn. 10:11) is blessed by God with a specifically chosen under-shepherd sent to nurture (edify) and protect His sheep. Unfortunately, in the absence of a called, chosen, under-shepherd, the sheep settle for hiring someone that looks like an under-shepherd but doesn’t act like one. How can we identify a hireling…?! God identifies them as those that contradicts, opposes, and refuses instruction and doctrine while convincing others to follow them in opposition to the under-shepherd (Acts 13:45)

Verse 10
“For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group.”
Unruly – anypotaktos – no control, disobedient, not subject to authority (Heb. 2:8)
Vain Talkers – mataiologos – idle talker, empty senseless things (2 Tim. 2:23)
Deceivers – phrenapatēs – mind deceiver, seducer (Ps. 52:2)
Circumcision – peritomē – “they of the circumcision”, Jews (Rom. 3:1)
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Verse 11
“Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.”
Mouths stopped – epistomizō – bridle, reduce to silence (Prov. 17:28)
Subvert – anatrepō – overthrow, overturn, destroy (2 Tim. 2:18)
Teaching – didaskō – instruct, explain, expound (Matt. 28:20)
Filthy Lucre – aischros/kerdos – baseness-dishonor, gain, advantage (1 Sam. 8:3)
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Verse 12
“One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, the Cretans are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.”
Prophet – prophētēs – a seer, one secretly communicated to, interpreter of the oracles of the gods (1 Thess. 2:14-16)
Cretans – Krēs – inhabitants of Crete (not confused with cretin – iodine deficiency dwarfism, retardation)
Liars – pseustēs – breaks faith, false liar (Rom. 3:4)
Evil Beasts – kakos/thērion – bad nature, injurious, destructive (Rom. 12:21)
Slow Bellies – argos/gastēr – lazy, shunning labor, a glutton (1 Tim. 5:13)
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The church who desires for God to he the Shepherd (Jn. 10:11) is blessed by God with a specifically chosen under-shepherd sent to nurture (edify) and protect His sheep. Unfortunately, in the absence of a called, chosen, under-shepherd, the sheep settle for hiring someone that looks like an under-shepherd but doesn’t act like one. How can we identify a hireling…?! God identifies them as those that contradicts, opposes, and refuses instruction and doctrine while convincing others to follow them in opposition to the under-shepherd (Acts 13:45)

Verse 10

For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group.”

Unruly – anypotaktos – no control, disobedient, not subject to authority (Heb. 2:8)

Vain Talkers – mataiologos – idle talker, empty senseless things (2 Tim. 2:23)

Deceivers – phrenapatēs – mind deceiver, seducer (Ps. 52:2)

Circumcision – peritomē“they of the circumcision”, Jews (Rom. 3:1)

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Verse 11

Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre‘s sake.”

Mouths stopped – epistomizō – bridle, reduce to silence (Prov. 17:28)

Subvert – anatrepōoverthrow, overturn, destroy (2 Tim. 2:18)

Teaching – didaskō – instruct, explain, expound (Matt. 28:20)

Filthy Lucre – aischros/kerdos – baseness-dishonor, gain, advantage (1 Sam. 8:3)

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Verse 12

One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, the Cretans are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.”

Prophet – prophētēs – a seer, one secretly communicated to, interpreter of the oracles of the gods (1 Thess. 2:14-16)

Cretans – Krēs – inhabitants of Crete (not confused with cretin – iodine deficiency dwarfism, retardation)

Liars – pseustēs – breaks faith, false liar (Rom. 3:4)

Evil Beasts – kakos/thērion – bad nature, injurious, destructive (Rom. 12:21)

Slow Bellies – argos/gastēr – lazy, shunning labor, a glutton (1 Tim. 5:13)

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Verses for A Hireling sent from our Enemies

John 10:11-13

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

Acts 13:45

When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy. They began to contradict what Paul was saying and heaped abuse on him.

Hebrews 2:9

But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

2 Timothy 2:23

Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.

Psalm 52:2

You who practice deceit, your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor.

Romans 3:1

What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision?

Proverbs 17:28

Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

2 Timothy 2:18

who have departed from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some.

Matthew 28:20

and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

1 Samuel 8:3

But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.

1 Thessalonians 2:14-16

For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of God’s churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last.

Romans 3:4

Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written: “So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge.

Romans 12:21

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

1 Timothy 5:13

Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.

“An under-shepherd in the Presence of our Enemies…!”

We continue putting the pastor under God’s microscope. With great privilege comes great responsibility. This is why there are many qualifications for putting the right man in the right location. This can only be done by God for His purposes. This is why churches who want God to “build His church” (Matt. 16:18) should use God’s methods and prayer to allow God to show them His choice for the under-shepherd not human qualifications or personality.

Verse 7

“Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.”

Manages – oikonomos – manager, superintendent, proprietor (1 Cor. 4:1-2)

Blameless – anegklētos – no proven accusation, unreproveable (Col. 1:22)

Overbearing – authadēs – self-pleasing/willed, arrogant (2 Pet. 2:10)

Angry – orgilos – hot tempered, easily provoked (Prov. 29:22)

Drunkeness – paroinos – out of control drunk (1 Tim. 3:3)

Violent – plēktēs – quarrelsome, combative, cause arguments (Rom. 2:8-9)

Dishonest Gain – aischrokerdēs – greedy for money (Eccl. 5:10)

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Verse 8

“Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined”

Hospitable – philoxenos – generous to guests (1 Pet. 4:9)

Good – philagathos – promoter of virtue (Prov. 10:12)

Sober – sōphrōn – sound mind, curbing self-desires/impulses (1 Cor. 9:27)

Just – sōphrōn – observing divine laws, conformed to God’s will (Heb. 10:38)

Holy – hosios – undefiled by sin, pious (1 Tim. 2:8)

Temperate – egkratēs – power over self, restrained impulses (Prov. 26:32)

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Verse 9

“He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.”

Hold Fast – antechō – endure, withstand (1 Thess. 5:14)

Faithful – pistos – trustworthy, reliable (1 Cor. 4:2)

Word – logos – revelation, declaration, explanation (2 Cor. 4:2)

Taught – didachē – doctrine, instruction (1 Cor. 14:26)

Sound – hygiainō – free from error, good for spiritual health (2 Tim. 4:3)

Doctrine – didaskalia – instruction, precepts (2 Tim. 3:16)

Exhort – parakaleō – entreat, comfort, beg, console (Heb. 10:25)

Convince – elegchō – expose, correct, chide, demand explanation (1 Tim. 5:20)

Gainsayers – antilegō – contradicts, opposes, refuses instruction (Rom. 10:21)

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“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction…But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” (2 Tim. 4:2, 5)

We continue putting the pastor under God’s microscope. With great privilege comes great responsibility. This is why there are many qualifications for putting the right man in the right location. This can only be done by God for His purposes. This is why churches who want God to “build His church” (Matt. 16:18) should use God’s methods and prayer to allow God to show them His choice for the under-shepherd not human qualifications or personality.

Verse 7

Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.”

Manages – oikonomos – manager, superintendent, proprietor (1 Cor. 4:1-2)

Blameless – anegklētos – no proven accusation, unreproveable (Col. 1:22)

Overbearing – authadēs – self-pleasing/willed, arrogant (2 Pet. 2:10)

Angry – orgilos – hot tempered, easily provoked (Prov. 29:22)

Drunkeness – paroinos – out of control drunk (1 Tim. 3:3)

Violent – plēktēs – quarrelsome, combative, cause arguments (Rom. 2:8-9)

Dishonest Gain – aischrokerdēs – greedy for money (Eccl. 5:10)

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Verse 8

Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined

Hospitable – philoxenos – generous to guests (1 Pet. 4:9)

Good – philagathos – promoter of virtue (Prov. 10:12)

Sober – sōphrōn – sound mind, curbing self-desires/impulses (1 Cor. 9:27)

Just – sōphrōn – observing divine laws, conformed to God’s will (Heb. 10:38)

Holy – hosios – undefiled by sin, pious (1 Tim. 2:8)

Temperate – egkratēs – power over self, restrained impulses (Prov. 26:32)

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Verse 9

He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.”

Hold Fast – antechō – endure, withstand (1 Thess. 5:14)

Faithful – pistos – trustworthy, reliable (1 Cor. 4:2)

Word – logos – revelation, declaration, explanation (2 Cor. 4:2)

Taught – didachē – doctrine, instruction (1 Cor. 14:26)

Sound – hygiainō – free from error, good for spiritual health (2 Tim. 4:3)

Doctrine – didaskalia – instruction, precepts (2 Tim. 3:16)

Exhort – parakaleō – entreat, comfort, beg, console (Heb. 10:25)

Convince – elegchō – expose, correct, chide, demand explanation (1 Tim. 5:20)

Gainsayers – antilegō – contradicts, opposes, refuses instruction (Rom. 10:21)

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Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction…But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” (2 Tim. 4:2, 5)

 

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Verses for an under-shepherd in the Presence of our Enemies

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Matthew 16:18

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

1 Corinthians 4:1-2

This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.

Colossians 1:22

But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation

2 Peter 2:10

This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to heap abuse on celestial beings

Proverbs 29:22

An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.

1 Timothy 3:3

not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

Romans 2:8-9

But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile

Ecclesiastes 5:10

Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.

1 Peter 4:9

Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

1 Corinthians 9:27

No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

Hebrews 10:38

And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”

1 Timothy 2:8

Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

1 Corinthians 4:2

Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.

“A Servant in the Presence of our Enemies…!”

Our world is changing and the Church needs to keep up. One area enemies focus on is leadership. What do family, friends, neighbors, or strangers say when you say “pastor”? What comes to your mind when you hear the word pastor? Paul is going to give Titus the “standard” expected by God for these leaders…You can expect these qualities in your leaders as well!
Verse 5
“The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.”
Cause – charin – Specific purpose, priority (Eph. 3:14)
Left – kataleipō – under orders (1 Thess. 3:1)
Set in Order – epidiorthoō – straighten out, bring back into right standing (Isa. 58:12)
Wanting – leipō – destitute, failing, inferior (Jas. 1:4)

Ordain – kathistēmi – appoint, place over, administer (Matt. 25:21)

Elders – presbyteros – leaders (Church), managers, administer justice (Acts 14:23)

Appointed – diatassō – arrange, prescribe (1 Cor. 7:17)

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Verse 6

“An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.”

Blameless – anegklētos – no proven accusation, (1 Tim. 3:10)

Husband – anēr – man, male adult (never used of the female sex)(1 Tim. 3:2)

Wife – gynē – general term for betrothed/married woman (1 Tim. 3:11)

Faithful – pistos – trustworthy, reliable (1 Tim. 4:12)

Accused – katēgoria – charged, confirmation of wrong doing (1 Pet. 3:16)

Riot – asōtia – no restraint, debauchery, reckless (1 Pet. 4:4)

Unruly – anypotaktos – uncontrollable, disobedient (1 Tim. 1:9)

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I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day;

I’d rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.

The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear,

Fine counsel is confusing, but example’s always clear;

And the best of all preachers are the men who live their creeds,

For to see good put in action is what everybody needs.

I soon can learn to do it if you’ll let me see it done;

I can watch your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run.

And the lecture you deliver may be very wise and true,

But I’d rather get my lessons by observing what you do;

For I might misunderstand you and the high advice you give,
But there’s no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.

Our world is changing and the Church needs to keep up. One area enemies focus on is leadership. What do family, friends, neighbors, or strangers say when you say “pastor”? What comes to your mind when you hear the word pastor? Paul is going to give Titus the “standard” expected by God for these leaders…You can expect these qualities in your leaders as well!

Verse 5

The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.”

Cause – charin – Specific purpose, priority (Eph. 3:14)

Left – kataleipō – under orders (1 Thess. 3:1)

Set in Order – epidiorthoō – straighten out, bring back into right standing (Isa. 58:12)

Wanting – leipō – destitute, failing, inferior (Jas. 1:4)

Ordain – kathistēmi – appoint, place over, administer (Matt. 25:21)

Elders – presbyteros – leaders (Church), managers, administer justice (Acts 14:23)

Appointed – diatassō – arrange, prescribe (1 Cor. 7:17)

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Verse 6

An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.”

Blameless – anegklētos – no proven accusation, (1 Tim. 3:10)

Husband – anēr – man, male adult (never used of the female sex)(1 Tim. 3:2)

Wife – gynē – general term for betrothed/married woman (1 Tim. 3:11)

Faithful – pistos – trustworthy, reliable (1 Tim. 4:12)

Accused – katēgoria – charged, confirmation of wrong doing (1 Pet. 3:16)

Riot – asōtia – no restraint, debauchery, reckless (1 Pet. 4:4)

Unruly – anypotaktos – uncontrollable, disobedient (1 Tim. 1:9)

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I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day;

I’d rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.

The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear,

Fine counsel is confusing, but example’s always clear;

And the best of all preachers are the men who live their creeds,

For to see good put in action is what everybody needs.

I soon can learn to do it if you’ll let me see it done;

I can watch your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run.

And the lecture you deliver may be very wise and true,

But I’d rather get my lessons by observing what you do;

For I might misunderstand you and the high advice you give,

But there’s no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.

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Verses for A Servant in the Presence of our Enemies

Titus 1:5-6

The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.

Ephesians 3:14

For this reason I kneel before the Father…

1 Thessalonians 3:1

So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens.

Isaiah 58:12

Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

James 1:4

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Matthew 25:21

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

Acts 14:23

Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.

1 Corinthians 7:17

Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.

1 Timothy 3:10

They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve

1 Timothy 3:2

Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

Timothy 3:11

In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything

1 Timothy 4:12

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

1 Peter 3:16

keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

1 Peter 4:4

They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you.

1 Timothy 1:9

We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,

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“A Banquet in front of our Enemies…!”

Have you ever had the meal interrupted with something unpleasant? How difficult was it to start enjoying the meal again?! Imagine how God responds when we interrupt our banquet with Him to focus on enemies He forced to witness His provision to us…! Look at what is on the table…

Verse 2

“in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time”

Hope – elpis – joyful and confident expectation (Rom. 12:12)

Lie – apseudēs – without concept of a lie, truthful (Num. 23:19)

Promised – epaggellomai – announcement, engage voluntarily, has skill to assure the action (Heb. 6:13)

Before – pro – in front of, priority to (Eph. 1:4)

Began – chronos – measured time (Gal. 4:4)

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Verse 3

“and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior”

Have you ever had the meal interrupted with something unpleasant? How difficult was it to start enjoying the meal again?! Imagine how God responds when we interrupt our banquet with Him to focus on enemies He forced to witness His provision to us…! Look at what is on the table…

Verse 2

in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time

Hope – elpisjoyful and confident expectation (Rom. 12:12)

Lie – apseudēswithout concept of a lie, truthful (Num. 23:19)

Promised – epaggellomai – announcement, engage voluntarily, has skill to assure the action (Heb. 6:13)

Before – pro – in front of, priority to (Eph. 1:4)

Began – chronos – measured time (Gal. 4:4)

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Verse 3

and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior

Appointed – idios – pertaining to self, private, personal (Jn. 13:1)

Time – kairos – fixed, definite, decisive event, season (Rom. 5:6)

Manifest – phaneroō – make visible (not discovered), realize (taught), recognize (2 Cor. 4:10)

Word – logos – revelation, declaration, explanation (Heb. 4:12)

Preaching – kērygmaproclamation by herald or public crier (1 Cor. 1:21)

Committed – pisteuō – persuade, entrust, conviction (1 Thess. 2:4)

Command – epitagēinjunction, mandate, decree (Rom. 16:26)

God – theosthe Godhead, Trinity (Matt. 5:8)

Savior – sōtēr – Deliverer, Preserver (Jude 1:25)

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Verse 4

To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.”

Titus – Titos – “Nurse” gift of healing(?) physical, mental, spiritual (2 Cor. 7:6)

True – gnēsioslegitimate, genuine, sincere (Phil. 4:3)

Faith – pistisconviction of the truth, trust and holy fervour (Matt. 8:10)(same as v.1)

Grace – charis – joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness, good will, favor (Rom. 12:6)

Peace – eirēnē – harmony, security, safety, prosperity, tranquility (Jn. 14:27)

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You (continue to) prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows…!” (Ps. 23:5)

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Verses for A Banquet in front of our Enemies

 

Titus 1:2-4

In the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior, To Titus, my true son in our common faith:

Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Romans 12:12

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Numbers 23:19

God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

Hebrews 6:13

When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself,

Ephesians 1:4

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love

Galatians 4:4

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,

John 13:1

It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

Romans 5:6

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

2 Corinthians 4:10

We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

Hebrews 4:1

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

1 Corinthians 1:21

For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

1 Thessalonians 2:4

On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts.

Romans 16:26

but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from faith

Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Jude 1:25

to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

2 Corinthians 7:6

But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus

Philippians 4:3

Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Matthew 8:10

When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.

Romans 12:6

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

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“In the Presence of my Enemies…!”

“In the Presence of my Enemies…!”
Ever felt surrounded? Trapped? Isolated? Alone? Especially around those who are looking for a reason to justify their current condition? Titus was placed “behind enemy lines” but Paul thru the Holy Spirit gave a survival manual…

Verse 1

“Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness”

Paul – Paulos – “small or little” (1 Cor. 1:26-29)

Servant – doulos – a slave, bondman, man of servile condition, devoted to another to the disregard of one’s own interests (Col. 3:24)

Apostle – apostolos – a delegate, messenger, one sent forth with orders, Christian teachers (1 Cor. 12:28)

Faith – pistis – conviction of the truth, trust and holy fervour (Matt. 8:10)

Elect – eklektos – picked out, chosen, the best of its kind or class, excellence preeminent (1 Pet. 2:9)

Acknowledging – epignōsis – precise and correct knowledge (Rom. 10:2)

Truth – alētheia – what is true in any matter under consideration (1 Cor. 13:6)

Godliness – eusebeia – reverence, respect toward God, godliness (1Tim. 6:6)

Ever felt surrounded? Trapped? Isolated? Alone? Especially around those who are looking for a reason to justify their current condition? Titus was placed “behind enemy lines” but Paul thru the Holy Spirit gave a survival manual…

Verse 1

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness

Paul – Paulos – “small or little” (1 Cor. 1:26-29)

Servant – doulos – a slave, bondman, man of servile condition, devoted to another to the disregard of one’s own interests (Col. 3:24)

Apostle – apostolosa delegate, messenger, one sent forth with orders, Christian teachers (1 Cor. 12:28)

Faith – pistisconviction of the truth, trust and holy fervour (Matt. 8:10)

Elect – eklektospicked out, chosen, the best of its kind or class, excellence preeminent (1 Pet. 2:9)

Acknowledging – epignōsisprecise and correct knowledge (Rom. 10:2)

Truth – alētheiawhat is true in any matter under consideration (1 Cor. 13:6)

Godliness – eusebeiareverence, respect toward God, godliness (1Tim. 6:6)

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Verse 2

in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time

Hope – elpisjoyful and confident expectation (Rom. 12:12)

Lie – apseudēswithout concept of a lie, truthful (Num. 23:19)

Promised – epaggellomai – announcement, engage voluntarily, has skill to assure the action (Heb. 6:13)

Before – pro – in front of, priority to (Eph. 1:4)

Began – chronos – measured time (Gal. 4:4)

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Verse 3

and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior

Appointed – idios – pertaining to self, private, personal (Jn. 13:1)

Time – kairos – fixed, definite, decisive event, season (Rom. 5:6)

Manifest – phaneroō – make visible (not discovered), realize (taught), recognize (2 Cor. 4:10)

Word – logos – revelation, declaration, explanation (Heb. 4:12)

Preaching – kērygmaproclamation by herald or public crier (1 Cor. 1:21)

Committed – pisteuō – persuade, entrust, conviction (1 Thess. 2:4)

Command – epitagēinjunction, mandate, decree (Rom. 16:26)

God – theosthe Godhead, Trinity (Matt. 5:8)

Savior – sōtēr – Deliverer, Preserver (Jude 1:25)

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Verses for In the Presence of my Enemies

Titus 1:1-3

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness—in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior,

1 Corinthians 1:26-29

Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.

Colossians 3:24

since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

1 Corinthians 12:28

And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.

Matthew 8:10

When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Romans 10:2

For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.

1 Corinthians 13:6

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

1 Timothy 6:6

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Romans 12:12

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Numbers 23:19

God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

Hebrews 6:13

When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself,

Ephesians 1:4

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love

Galatians 4:4

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,

John 13:1

It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

Romans 5:6

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

2 Corinthians 4:10

We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

Hebrews 4:1

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

1 Corinthians 1:21

For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

1 Thessalonians 2:4

On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts.

Romans 16:26

but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from faith

Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Jude 1:25

to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.