"The Good Life IS the Gospel" - Titus 1:1-4 (Larry Malament)
Scripture: Titus 1:1–1:4
Greg Gilbert: “The biblical gospel, by contrast is like fuel in the furnace of worship. The more you understand it, believe it, and rely on it, the more you adore God both for who he is and for what he has done for us in Christ. 'Oh, the depth of the riches, and wisdom and knowledge of God!' Paul cried (Romans 11:33), and it was because his heart was full of the gospel.”
C.J. Mahaney: “This is what true preaching is about: True preaching reveals the promise of God before the ages began. True preaching reveals the fulfillment of that promise of the risen Christ of the cross in the present, and true preaching reveals the promise of eternal life in the age to come when all is consummated and we see him face to face. This is what true preaching reveals.”
Bryan Chapell: “When the message of the gospel comes unglued from godliness, faith shatters. No matter how commendable our intentions may be, the message of grace apart from godliness… destroys the hope that the gospel offers. Those who embrace grace must also learn to love piety, which is the fruit and fuller confirmation of the gospel in our hearts. Without the gospel we cannot live godly lives and without godliness we cannot adorn the gospel in the church, our home, and the world."