Titus SeriesJanuary 4, 2010
JI Packer once summarised the Puritan era with the words “A quest for godliness.” At the outset of my recent Titus series, I began with this challenge:
“Many of us have goals. There is nothing necessarily wrong with having goals. But is godliness one of them? Is godliness something we aspire to as a church congregation? Is godliness a passionate pursuit for this church? Does the truth that we believe lead to godliness? Could a biographer of this church, 300 years from now, write as our summary: “Ballymoney Baptist Church: A Quest for Godliness” ?
The letter of Titus is a letter about godliness. Its an epistle that, perhaps above all others, stresses the importance of godliness. It promotes – if we may put a finer point on it: a godliness that accords with the truth. It shows us that believing gospel truths, must go hand in hand with living godly lives.”
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