by Shelly Smith
taught by Kelly Curran
An inductive study through the book of Titus. Paul's letter to Titus provides God's snapshot of the local church body, including God's choice of leaders for an individual church and instructions for their character and daily lives. As we study this short letter we will learn how we are called to live for Christ and reveal the grace of God to a culture that exalts self over all else. This letter will challenge us to examine our own selfish tendencies and priorities, and live as testimonies of God's grace in the world.
I'll be honest. For years Titus was a little book I just, well, overlooked...until I understood the purpose of these powerful three chapters. It's a letter from the heart of one pastor, the apostle Paul, to a fellow pastor, Titus. And so much more. Paul was teaching Titus how to order and build God's church--appointing leaders of godly character and lifestyle--so that the gospel would be authentically and graciously displayed to the lost world. As readers removed almost 2000 years, we can learn why character and lifestyle are important for God's church: both point to the grace and truth of our glorious Lord. I can't wait to dig in to the details of Titus, and discover the life and character that God calls His people to! It's going to be an exciting 5 weeks together! ~Kelly