Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness— in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,Titus 1:1-2
Pertinent excerpts from Calvyn Laang’s sermon:-
“Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of truth. God’s elect here means believers in Jesus Christ … We are to teach and train people. When you say “their knowledge of the truth” or to further the knowledge of the truth is to teach … We are to teach. So I’m going to challenge you, have you been teaching? A lot of us don’t. So I want to encourage all of us to start to teach.
That not only we teach but we must train people, That we want to convert the head knowledge to skills and into action. If you are able to convert the head knowledge into skill, something (in) action, that’s when it will lead to GODLINESS.
It is … that we, leaders especially, that we must teach proper doctrine, proper teaching, and not something that is “serong” (deviant), must be in accordance to the Bible. Because that’s when we can convert people, we can change people to become Godly.
And what is this GODLINESS for? IT IS GOING TO CHANGE INTO HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE.” Titus 1:2
About The Speaker
Calvyn Laang is the Board Chairman, Elder & Pastoral Team (English-Speaking Congregation) of Diakonia Christian Church in Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia.