The local church is unlike any other institution. It’s mission is to make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ. How does it fulfill this mission? In this message, Pastor Cody explores five principles of an effective missional church.
Throughout the book of Titus, the Apostle Paul has explained how to establish a healthy church. But one question still remains–how do you keep it healthy? In this sermon, Pastor Cody explains by looking at Paul’s closing instructions to Titus about the dangers of internal division.
How do Christians remain tender and caring while living in an evil and selfish society? As Pastor Cody explains in this message, by remembering the gospel daily. In this message, Pastor Cody points out 4 aspects of salvation that cultivate gratitude towards God and compassion towards others from Titus 3:4-8.
How do Christians remain tender and caring towards their neighbor when they see and experience evil from those around them while living in an evil and selfish society? As Pastor Cody explains in this message, by remembering the gospel daily. But how do you do that? In this two-part series, Pastor Cody explains.
How are Christians to honor God while living as citizens, both of a heavenly kingdom and an earthly one? In this message, Pastor Cody gives two reminders about how Christians can promote the gospel through good works in an unbelieving world.
Why should Christians care about having a life that is committed to good works? According to the apostle Paul, because God’s grace cares about good works. In fact, the more we understand how God’s grace works, the more it motivates us towards greater works of our own. In this sermon, Pastor Cody explains how grace works in salvation.
There is nothing more beautiful than the message of the gospel. So why don’t more people want to hear about it? Sometimes, it is for no other reason than Christians failing to display the beauty of the gospel in their everyday behavior. So how do you do that? In Titus 2:1-10, Pastor Cody describes 3 ways to make the gospel attractive through your life.
As ambassadors of Christ, no one impacts how others think about God more than Christians. By their lifestyle, they have the power to cause others to marvel at God or to despise Him. How do we make sure he is marveled at? In Titus 2:1-10, Paul provides us with clear instructions about how to do by maintaining an attractive witness in the world. In Part 1, Paul focuses on how this can be done among the following groups: 1) older men, 2) older women, 3) younger women, and 4) younger men.
Jesus said that Christians need to be aware of wolves in sheep’s clothing, but how do you identify a false teacher and what should you do when you find one in the church? These questions are answered in this sermon on Titus 1:10-16.
Every Christian is one of God’s sheep, but how does God shepherd his sheep on earth? Through the ministry of the local church in the gifting of spiritual leaders to care for his people as elders and under-shepherds. With such an important job, what qualifies someone to serve in this role? In this message from Titus 1:5-9, Pastor Cody explains some of the qualities that someone must possess in order to be called and qualified for such a work.
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