All Talk (Titus 1:10-16) – Many can profess doctrinal clarity but few can practice ethical purity. As believers, we cannot be all talk in our commitment.
- All talk Christians can profess doctrinal clarity but unable to practice ethical purity.
- Satan’s strategy is to get you to doubt, deny, and then defy God’s Word.
- False teachers are used by Satan to entice those within the Church since those outside the Church are already deceived.
Recognize a False Teacher (1:10-12)
- False teachers often superimpose their authority over God’s authority.
- Too many people read the Bible as a yearbook – they only read the pages that highlight themselves.
- False teachers will say anything, do anything, and avoid anything to benefit their agenda.
Rebuke a False Teacher (1:13-14)
- If confrontation is the means, restoration is the goal.
- Seek to win the person – not the argument.
- Teach others to avoid man-made superstitions and to embrace God-given revelation.
Redeem a False Teacher (1:15-16)
- God’s truth is the only force powerful enough to combat Satan’s lies.
- You can’t clean up the inside by simply shining up the outside.
- Good works from a bad heart are actually bad works.
How well can you discern God’s truth from error?
My standard will be inside me, beside me, behind me, or above me.