Sermon Quotes | "Zealous: Living to Commend the Gospel"

“This is a short epistle, but a model of Christian doctrine, in which is comprehended in a masterful way all that is necessary for a Christian to know and live.” Martin Luther

“Titus was the man for a tough assignment. There are two kinds of people…people who can make a bad situation worse, and people who can bring order out of chaos. Titus was the man to send where there was trouble.” William Barclay

“While obedience does not merit salvation, neither is it an ancillary or optional element in salvation; it is part of God’s very intention.” William Mounce

“Many believers have willingly embraced Christian freedom but without an equal pursuit of Christian virtue.” Kevin DeYoung

“Not only is this life eternal, but in its indestructibility it shares the qualities of the life of God himself.” Andreas Kostenberger

“Paul can never get away from the importance of preaching in spreading the news of God’s action, nor from the privilege he felt in being called to serve God in this way.” The New Bible Commentary

“At the center of the theology of the Pastoral Epistles is the theme of salvation.” Philip Towner

What do we need to be saved from? We need to be saved from God-not from kidney stones, not from hurricanes, not from military defeats. What every human being needs to be saved from is God. The last thing in the world the impenitent sinner ever wants to meet on the other side of the grave is God. But the glory of the gospel is that the One from whom we need to be saved is the very One who saves us. God in saving us saves us from Himself. Woe to those who have no Savior on the day of wrath. When we consider even for a moment the frightening dimension of the unbridled outpouring of God’s wrath, we tremble in our souls. When we consider that we deserve to be consumed by His fury and realize that His fury has instead consumed Jesus in our place, when we recognize the greatness of the peril, we then are able to see the greatness of the salvation He has bestowed upon us.” R.C. Sproul