Summary: How can we be right with God? How can we live a victorious Christian life? In one of the most theologically profound statements in the Bible about how God saves and transforms his people, Paul explains it is all about grace. Simply put: all of life is all of grace!
Summary: Do you love to be in the spotlight? What if God made you to be a floodlight that points to his glory and worth? That is how Paul encourages the church to adorn the gospel in Titus 2:1-10. He says the church should adorn the doctrine of God through godly living and discipleship relationships.
Summary: False teaching was rampant in Paul's day, and not much has changed since. Turn on the television, pop into churches across America, and you will discover how many false teachers deviate from the gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul says we must silence and rebuke them that they may be sound in the faith.
Summary: Few things are more important for a church than having qualified and godly leaders. Titus 1:5-9 teaches us that church leadership is essential and in all appearances it should reflect Christ. Our guest preacher on June 24 was Todd Burus who will be leading a new church plant in Charlestown beginning in the fall of 2013.
Summary: Beyond just introducing the author and recipients, Paul lays out the purpose of his apostleship, which corresponds well to the purpose of his writing. He desired to see healthy churches established, governed by faithful elders, maintaining sound doctrine and good works.
Summary: God calls his people to share the gospel with relevance to all people. We have no greater example in Scripture than Paul, who sought "to become all things to all people," so that he might present the gospel in an understandable way no matter what the context. Missiologists call this contextualization. Paul said, "I do it all for the sake of the gospel..." Do you?
Summary: Each of us carry many burdens throughout life. The greatest is the burden of our sin. Galatians 6:1-10 instructs believers to walk together through accountable relationships, bearing one another's burdens, and looking for opportunities to practice good works. Community Groups at RHC provide the context for this to happen on a regular basis.