SSMT: Titus 2 something or other

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. It's July 15, which means I'm supposed to be on 2:7-8, but I'm still getting 1-6 down. So tacking…

SSMT: Titus 2:1-5

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women…

SSMT: Fitting It In

Revive Our Hearts had a series this week that was very timely for me as I finish up the first chapter of Titus. Nancy Lee DeMoss interviewed Janet Pope, a woman who has memorized many books and chapters of the Bible. Her method is very simple. She writes out the verses on spiral-bound index cards and…

SSMT: Encouragement to Persevere

Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts, shared today "How to Get through Life's Hard Parts." I love this word picture: “How did she put it again? That the right hand is your default, that the right will come naturally.” Hope lets her left hand find keys… “But if you want to make music through…

SSMT: Titus 1:9-10

He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. (Titus 1:9-10 ESV) First thought: I'm grateful that…

SSMT: Titus 1:7-8

For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. Titus 1:7-8 ESV Lists! Erg. It's a good thing I have two memory programs (Fighter Verse and ScriptureTyper) because…

Facebook Fast

As I have done for the past few years, I'm taking a break from Facebook for Lent. Kate's going to change my password tomorrow and hopefully we'll be able to keep WordPress publicizing to Facebook, but I won't really be there. Keep in mind that I won't see comments on Facebook or when you "like"…

SSMT: Titus 1:5-6

This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you—if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. (Titus 1:5-6 ESV) This month's…

SSMT: Titus 1:1-4

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began and at the proper time manifested in his word through…