Thursday, January 26, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Guard The Flock

Thursday January 26th

Bible Reading:     Titus 1: 1 - 16

Topic:         Guard The Flock

Timothy and Titus served as Paul's trusted companions, delivering Paul's letters to congregations and helping them solve their problems.

Timothy carried the messages to Churches in Corinth and other places where Paul had ministered and planted Churches and stayed there to help work out solutions.

Titus was also pastoring the Church at Crete when Paul wrote and instructed him to set in order things that were lacking (vs. 5)

He was to select Elders in each Town (vs. 5 - 9) and to oppose false Teachers (vs. 10 - 15)

The Elders were to assist him in this Ministry

The false Teachers claimed to know God (vs. 16), however their actions gave the lie to their words. No matter how good it may look, a bad tree would never produce good fruit. Therefore we are instructed to rebuke the false Teachers among us so that they may be helped to become sound in faith (vs. 13)

Be strong and courageous and oppose the false Teachers and save the Church from the hands of these wolves in sheep' clothing.

Paul admonished Timothy "take heed to yourself and to your doctrine, continue in them, for in doing this, you will save both yourself and those who hear you." (1 Tim. 4: 16)

May Thy Pastors watch and pray and never faint
By day and night their guard to keep
To warn the sinners and cheer the Saints
To feed Thy lambs and tend Thy Sheep

Memory verse:   Titus 1: 16
"They profess that they know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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