Clayton & Micah Chancey

Supporting the Church in East Africa

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Paul, Titus, and the Elder’s Qualifications (Part 1)

A missionary’s goal must be to “appoint elders in every city.” And in Titus 1:5-9, Paul lists the qualifications required of any potential elders. It’s worth noting that the parallel list in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 was written regarding the church in Ephesus, a church with previously established elders. But Paul’s letter to Titus was written regarding the churches in Crete, where the one thing still “lacking” (1:5) was qualified church leadership. Titus’s missionary work was to identify men who matched this description, and cultivate these characteristics in their lives.

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Paul, Titus, and the Missionary’s Goal

Paul’s letter to Titus gives us a window into the methods, struggles, and goals of a first-century foreign missionary.

For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you.” (Titus 1:5)

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The Power and Confidence of Our Ministry (Part 2)

In Part 1, we observed Peter’s response to the crowd after he healed a crippled man on Solomon’s porch (Acts 3). We noted that the power of gospel ministry is not derived in our abilities or our piety. In Part 2, we find a powerful lesson on the confidence of gospel ministry.

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The Power and Confidence of Our Ministry (Part 1)

It was 3pm, “the hour of prayer,” as Peter and John entered the Court of the Gentiles. The very fabric of Temple Mount worship was under repair – both literally and figuratively.

Not two months earlier, the veil had literally been ripped in two. Now, judicious reparations were nearing completion. But a still more delicate fabric had been disturbed, when darkness had fallen over the city and an earthquake shook those ancient stone foundations. The hypocrisy of the priests had been exposed.

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