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December 26th, 2015

Teach Sound Doctrine

“But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.” Titus 2:1 (ESV)

As the people of God, we have a responsibility to teach His revelation faithfully. The Word of God was given to us to reveal the character of God and His eternal plan to unite all things to Himself in Christ. Scripture is precious, and every follower of Christ should do his or her best to diligently study it and read it, seeking to know Him more as a result. We should be passionate about this pursuit, as in reality it is a pursuit of God. We should desire daily to spend time in Scripture, knowing that in so doing we are spending time with the Lord.

Many today, however, do not make the time to study and meditate on God’s word, strengthening their knowledge of doctrine. They believe this kind of practice to be the responsibility of only the “called,” and rely upon them to feed them their acquired knowledge, as a caring mother does for her baby. But this is not the mandate given to the Church. Pastors are called to equip, not spoon-feed. Every individual has a unique responsibility to both learn the essentials of their faith and proclaim it to those who do not know.

Do you know the Word of God? Have you allowed scholars to sharpen your understanding of doctrine? Do you seek out trusted perspectives to shed light on issues in Scripture that are hard to understand? Commit today to take ownership of your faith, reading and meditating on truth so that you may be able to follow Paul’s challenge to Timothy and teach sound doctrine.

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Mobilization Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Saturday, December 26th, 2015 at 1:00 am
Category Doctrine, Titus, Word of God.
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December 26th, 2012

Teach Sound Doctrine.

“But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.” Titus 2:1 (ESV)

As the people of God, we have a responsibility to teach His revelation faithfully. The Word of God was given to us to reveal the character of God and His eternal plan to unite all things to Himself in Christ. Scripture is precious, and every follower of Christ should do his or her best to diligently study it and read it, seeking to know Him more as a result. We should be passionate about this pursuit, as in reality it is a pursuit of God. We should desire daily to spend time in Scripture, knowing that in so doing we are spending time with the Lord.

Many today, however, do not make the time to study and meditate on God’s word, strengthening their knowledge of doctrine. They believe this kind of practice to be the responsibility of only the “called,” and rely upon them to feed them their acquired knowledge, as a caring mother does for her baby. But this is not the mandate given to the Church. Pastors are called to equip, not spoon-feed. Every individual has a unique responsibility to both learn the essentials of their faith and proclaim it to those who do not know.

Do you know the Word of God? Have you allowed scholars to sharpen your understanding of doctrine? Do you seek out trusted perspectives to shed light on issues in Scripture that are hard to understand? Commit today to take ownership of your faith, reading and meditating on truth so that you may be able to follow Paul’s challenge to Timothy and teach sound doctrine.

Chronological Bible Reading Plan: (Day 353:  Titus)

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Associate Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 1:00 am
Category Doctrine, Titus, Word of God.
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