Growing in Love How do we grow in love? Have you ever thought about this difficult question? In some ways, it’s quite easy to fall in love. In other ways, it’s out of your hands. I remember falling in love with Jess. It was natural and unsought. It just happened. Other people were around, but I fell in love with her. And without much deliberation! So how do we grow in love when it’s somewhat out of our control? Of course you could say love is a choice. You choose to love more. That’s kind of … [Read more...] about Insist on the Gospel
Paul writes to Titus, "The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works" (Titus 3:8). Sounds important. We better be careful here. So what exactly are "these things?"William D. Mounce (2000) argues: τούτων, "these things," refers back at least to the creed in vv 5-7, but there is little in those verses that warrants the use of the strong διαβεβαιοῦσθαι, "to insist emphatically." It … [Read more...] about What Are “These Things” in Titus 3:8?