Pastor Honeychurch – Diluted Godliness

Pastor Honeychurch – Diluted Godliness
Book of TItus

 
 
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Unless Christian leaders are Gospel centered, they are just another form of authority. The Apostle Paul, writing to Titus, showed what Christian leaders should be in verses 6-9.
The people of Crete in verse 12 were described as wild animals, unruly and were rejecting authority.
We are not to follow after fables, conspiracies and commandments of men who turn from the truth in verse 14.
A list of rules reduces being Godly to a series of tick boxes, that we can fall into the trap of just ticking the boxes and we lose our focus on being Christ like.
In response to Jesus saying ‘love your neighbour as yourself’ : The religious person asks of Jesus ‘Who then is my neighbour’ was wanting to justify himself. He was wanting to fulfill the law and then do what he liked once he had ticked off the todo list.
Rules have no power to change us. Legalism diverts holiness from the whole of life to a part time project.
Do we have a living relationship with Christ every day, or are we just ticking off a few boxes from a list and then doing whatever we want the rest of the time?
Titus 1:10-16

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