Living Faith

May 17, 2015
Randy Christian

Paul closes his letter to Titus coaching him on how to live—and how to teach others to live. Getting faith right leads to living that faith, and living that faith leads to teaching others how to live.

GETTING IT RIGHT: Faith in Grace

May 10, 2015
Randy Christian

Most Christians have heard the words “faith” and “grace”. Most Christians misunderstand them both. As we study faith, getting faith right requires understanding not just faith, but grace, and the relationship between them.

GETTING IT RIGHT: Solid Faith

May 03, 2015
Randy Christian

Faith is usually seen as a belief in a statement of truth. While that is part of faith, real faith goes much deeper. It is alive and active. Getting faith right results in a life of action based on that faith.

GETTING IT RIGHT: Counterfaith

April 26, 2015
Randy Christian

Wherever there is faith, there are counterfeits. These counterfeits are spread by false teachers for their own gain, but result in the confusion and sometimes derailing of those who have faith. The faithful need to be aware of these false teachers and not allow them to operate in the faith community.

GETTING IT RIGHT: Leading Faith

April 19, 2015
Randy Christian

Faith is not just an individual, personal thing. It arises from and feeds our relationship with one another—people who share a life of faith. In this community, not just anyone can lead. Scripture makes it clear that faith leaders must meet certain standards if the community is to get faith right.

GETTING IT RIGHT: Hope of Faith

April 12, 2015
Randy Christian

Paul begins his letter to Titus with his traditional greeting. But he adds a simple and important statement—that our faith rests on hope. The hope isn’t generic—it rests on God’s promise. Getting faith right depends on that faith being founded on the right thing. 

GETTING IT RIGHT: Real Faith (Easter)

April 05, 2015
Randy Christian

Easter is about the resurrection of Jesus, but when we talk about having faith in Jesus, are we including this? Paul made it clear in 1 Corinthians 15 that without faith in the resurrection, whatever “faith” we have left is worthless. We invite you to join us as we explore what this faith in the resurrection means, and how we can live it today!

REAL PEOPLE: Judas

March 29, 2015
Randy Christian

No one names his newborn son “Judas”. It is a name held in contempt by everyone in the world, Christian or not. But Judas wasn’t a demon. He was, in fact, uncomfortably similar to us. And the more we understand that similarity, the less likely we will fall into the same trap that made “Judas” the most infamous name in history.

REAL PEOPLE: Priscilla

March 22, 2015
Randy Christian

Priscilla’s name is never found in the scripture without her husband’s name. Not uncommon in a patriarchal society. However, there is one small but significant grammatical point which changes how we see Priscilla and Aquila–and should help us understand how God uses different people at different times.

REAL PEOPLE: Esther

March 15, 2015
Randy Christian

Beauty, wealth, position–what more could any young woman ask? How about the knowledge that you won’t be killed just for going into the room where your husband is? Esther was a Jewish woman thrust into the court intrigue of the Persian court. She didn’t ask for it, but she was willing to use her position–even if it cost her death–to serve the Lord and her people.

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