What does your life say about the gospel? Do people look at your life and think, "There's something different about their life. They live by a different standard, a different set of goals, dreams." Or do they see someone much like themselves: Living for themselves, their comfort, seeking to control their life, pursuing the American dream. These are some of the questions we'll encounter in the short New Testament letter, Titus. In it, the apostle Paul writes to Titus, one of his protege's and shares with him how to lead a young and growing church. Much like Revolution, Titus is a young church planter, in a city and he is striving to lead a community of people to be on mission to that city. To saturate that city with the gospel instead of the city saturating the church with their gospel.
This series will be a foundational one as we are launching Missional Communities around the city, being the church 7 days a week in the world we inhabit. The reality is, all of us manifest (show, live out) a gospel. We either manifest one that says, "Live for yourself, look out for number one, be lazy, don't have integrity, be selfish, greedy, power hungry, a workaholic" or some variation of that. Or, we manifest a gospel that says, "I'm a servant, on mission, I want to show Jesus through my life, through all I do and say."
The series breaks down like this:
- October 29: How we See God (Titus 1:1 - 4)
- November 5: Manifesting the Gospel Through the Church (Titus 1:5 - 9)
- November 12: Manifesting the Gospel in the Mess (Titus 1:10 - 16)
- November 19: Manifesting the Gospel in the House (Titus 2:1 - 10)
- November 26: Manifesting the Gospel Through our Lives (Titus 2:11 - 15)
- December 3: Manifesting the Gospel in the World (Titus 3)
Download the study guide for this series here.