Roger Hoots – Expectations in Titus

Titus 1 – Expectations of Leadership Titus 2 – Expectations of Membership Titus 3 – Expectations of Relationships All three of these in the local church must be kept in balance for the church to have a balanced ministry.

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The Evil Effects of Bitterness, Ruth 1:20

There are more people harboring bitterness than you and I are aware of.  The reason that we’re not usually aware of their bitterness is that if you suggest to bitter people that they are bitter, they will deny it.  Yet, when an incident arises that deeply affects them emotionally, their...

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You’re a Treasure, Matt 13:44

Before we preach on the spiritual application in this verse, let’s examine its doctrinal interpretation.  The treasure is Israel [Ex 19:5].  The field is the world [Matt 13:38].  The man is the Lord [Ezek 16:3-8].  The Lord hides after he finds the treasure [Deut 31:17; Ps 10:1].  Jesus sold all...

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Religion Versus Relationship, Acts 17:22-34

In Acts 17:22-34 Paul is preaching on Mars Hill in Athens.  The Athenians were much like we are today.  They “spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.”  In this passage we find that the mindsets of those who seek God through...

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Rebuilding

Rebuilding Neh. 1:1-2:9 Introduction: General account of Nehemiah and the rebuilding of the wall after captivity of Israel Takes place after 70 years of captivity Ezra chapter one – Cyrus king of Persia started to build the House of God Ezra commissioned to build the temple in the 7th year of...

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Prayer and Fasting

Prayer and Fasting Matt.17:14-21 Prayer and fasting, they go together, without prayer, fasting is just “going hungry”. Prayer is something that comes fairly naturally to each of us. Making our request to God daily, is a huge part of being a child of God. In this passage the Lord informs...

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From Servants to Sons Gal 4:1-11

Galatians 4:1-11 From Servants to Sons  CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In Gal 4:1-11, Paul explains the law versus real salvation.  This time he uses the child/father relationship and subsequent inheritance to explain the difference. The Illustration (v. 1-2) The heir of an estate eventually becomes the lord of the estate at the...

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Change the Status Quo

Change the Status Quo CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When we read about John Mark in the scriptures, we find that he went with Paul and Barnabas as their minister on their first missionary journey.  But before long he defected.  When Paul and Barnabas were preparing to go on their second journey,...

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A Wife’s Needs

1 Peter 3:7 According to 1 Peter 3:7, your wife needs some things from you as a husband.  Let’s look at what those are. Dwell with them according to knowledge Know your wife – difficult for men b/c you aren’t wired relationally, empathetically difficult for men b/c you don’t think...

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Priorities

Matthew 6:33 Priority CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO After nearly threescore years of living, I have seen a few things.  One thing I’ve learned is that if you get your priorities straight, difficult decisions are going to be easier to make and your life is going to count for more.  The...

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