by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 3 and 4 of a 8 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 3: Protecting God's People
Series: God's Very Own People
Stuart Briscoe
Titus 1:10-16

All was not plain sailing for the early church. There was much opposition and many believers were in danger both physically and spiritually. The responsibility of the churches' leadership was to ensure the right kind of protection.

I. The Sound Doctrine of the Apostles.

A Sound doctrine is revealed.
1. Not man-made. Galatians 1:11
2. But God-given. Galatians 1:12

B. Sound doctrine is relayed.
1. Those receiving revelation relay information. Galatians 1:11

C. Sound doctrine is received.
1. A conclusion is reached. 1 Corinthians 15:1 2
2. A stand is taken.

D. Sound doctrine is reflected.
1. Sound doctrine is "healthy."
2. Sound doctrine is health-giving. See "faithful sayings." 1 Timothy 1:15: 3:1; 4:9;
2 Timothy 2:11; Titus 3:8

II. The Spurious Teaching of the Gainsayers.

A. The contentiousness of the spurious teachers.


Part 4: Training God's People
Series: God's Very Own People
Stuart Briscoe
Titus 2:1-10

Teaching and training a Christian church in Crete In the first century was no easy task, as Titus discovered. What he did and how he did it is relevant to all churches at all times.

I. The Intent of the Training.

A. To explain what is "sound." v. 1

B. To emphasize what is "suitable." v. 1
1. By stating what is important.
2. By showing what is improper.

C. To encourage what is "strategic." v. 1
1. Doctrine, like a jewel, needs a setting.

D. To engage what is "skeptical."
1. By countering their criticisms. v. 5
2. By confounding their opinions. v. 8

II. The Extent of the Training.

A. Managing the people. vv. 2-4, 6, 9
1. Recognizing the situation.
a. Male and female.
b. Young and old.
c. Deprived and advantaged.

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