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Recordings of teachings from Hope Chapel in Austin, Texas.

  1. Christian Leadership: Instruct with Sound Doctrine, Rebuke False Teachers

    Titus 1:10-16

    10 For there are many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially they of the circumcision, 11 whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake. 12 One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said,

    Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, idle [i]gluttons.

    13 This testimony is true. For which cause reprove them sharply, that they may be [j]sound in the faith, 14 not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men who turn away from the truth. 15 To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. 16 They profess that they know God; but by their works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

  2. Great Christian Leadership: Begin with The Who and Not The What

    Great business leaders begin with The Who. Paul in Titus 1:5-9 tells Titus to set things in order and carefully choose the right people to lead the church.

    Titus 1:5-9

    Qualifications for Elders

    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,[a] and his children are believers[b] and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer,[c] 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. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound[d] doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

  3. Eternal Life: Stepping into the Eternal Work of God

    Sharing the Good News of Jesus is stepping into the eternal work of the eternal God.  How exciting!  The eternal nature of the Word of God.  Sharing the Gospel is the expression of the eternal work of God.

    The reliability of the Word (the Gospel of Truth):  wherever it has been shared in the world the church has manifest.

    Titus: Faith, Knowledge, Hope

    Titus 1:1-3 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 the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior;

    1:4 To Titus:  my true child in a common faith.

    The spirit of God is calling you to come home.

  4. Reorienting in an Age of Disorientation

    Pray and Read the Scriptures.

    1 John

    God’s light shines – that is how we see him.

    He reveals himself – that is how He’s known.

    He loved us – that is how we know love.

     

     

  5. Grounding pt. 1

    Pray and Read the Scriptures.  Why? Pray, not for a meditative grounding exercise.  Pray because of the one we are praying to.  Pray to God because He is our Shepherd.  He hears us.  He is really the only one who knows how to still the anxieties of our hearts.  To give us grace in the midst of difficult living.

  6. Don’t Give Up Your Dream

    • Don’t Give Up Your Dream.
    • Make sure you are doing the will of God.
    • Provide for your family.
    • Don’t ever give up on what God has told you to do.

    Haggai 2: 4-5. Work, for I am with you declares the Lord of hosts…My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not.

    Haggai 2:9  The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts.  And in this place I will give peace, declares the Lord of hosts.

    Zechariah. 9:9  Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!  Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!  Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

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