…be careful to participate in doing good and honorable things.” – Titus 3:8
A sit-down and discuss
Doing good things. Doing what is honorable to God. Sounds like a good time for a sit-down and discuss:
What can we do to help?
What can we do
that we don’t already do,
where we can actually
“participate in doing good
and honorable things”?
With the family. With the church.
Maybe start with your family, then your church? Ask your family. Ask your pastor. Come to him with your ideas, and ask: How can we help?
With neighbors, friends and strangers
Ask them straight out. Go into your neighborhood with the same question:
How can we help you?
8 This is a faithful and trustworthy saying; and concerning these things I want you to speak with great confidence, so that those who have believed God [that is, those who have trusted in, relied on, and accepted Christ Jesus as Savior,] will be careful to participate in doing good and honorable things. These things are excellent [in themselves] and profitable for the people. – Titus 3:8
be careful to
and honorable things.
Beliefs “deserving full acceptance and approval”
Holding to beliefs “deserving full acceptance and approval”
Doing one act of love at a time
Your “New Leaf”…once you have repented
Mutual conversation Excerpt: Being nice, to the point where even our style of talk is loving — is found in the fruit of the Holy Spirit, working in us, as Galatians 5:22-26 teaches:
Fruit of the Spirit
22 But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the [l]sinful nature together with its passions and appetites.
25 If we [claim to] live by the [Holy] Spirit, we must also walk by the Spirit [with personal integrity, godly character, and moral courage—our conduct empowered by the Holy Spirit]. 26 We must not become conceited, challenging or provoking one another, envying one another. – Galatians 5:22-26
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