A Sermon from the Badlands and the Prairie of Western South Dakota

M Paulson

Preached on January 23, 2011
Put on radio program October 21, 2014

Questions for "Gainsayers"

If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry,
not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught,
that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses,
teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said,
The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
This witness is true.
Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure;
but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him,
being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Titus 1:6-16

Here a 'few' questions & comments that show the strict need for rightly dividing the word of truth
Conclusion - Picture this:  you live in an apartment, you are told to go out and get the mail for everyone.  Ok, so you bring back everyone’s mail.  But then you sit down and open everyone’s mail and you start getting upset at all the bills, etc.  WHY?  That mail was 'for' you,and you learned a lot about everyone, but not all of that mail was TO you!  Simple, eh!

M Paulson
Trying to do the work of an evangelist by teaching Paul's gospel of the Risen Saviour!

The entire King James Bible is written FOR us, but it is not all written TO us!
We learn from the "For" and we learn to apply the 'TO!"