Titus 1:5-9

Sep 3, 2023    Pastor Steve Feden

"First Things First" - Titus 1:5-9

Have you ever suffered from the "paralysis of analysis"? You have something to do, and you have put it of long enough that now it is urgent. Some things seem so overwhelming that we don't even know where to start!

Titus has been "left behind" in Crete by the apostle Paul. He has to carry through the work they had begun together. "Titus, get things in order....set things straight," Paul is saying.

"Uh....ok boss...but where should we start? Do we focus on evangelism? Do we make sure to have discipleship groups? Should we recruit for a stellar band," might be Titus' response.

Paul is going to start at the top, with the leadership. Specifically, we need some of the best leaders serving as elders, and we cannot compromise on that because these guys will bring the word of God to life as they live it. Their lives will set the tone for the atmosphere of the church as a whole.

If you were around for 1 Timothy, some of this may sound a little familiar. But there are some differences as well. What criteria should Titus be looking for? Should they just choose by popular opinion?

That's what we will discussing, so...

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