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Paul’s letter to Titus is about salvation and how we ought to live as Christians. It also talks about our attitude toward unbelievers and how we should respond to them. Unless we work in a church or some other place that is Christ-centered, we’re going to be spending more time around people who do not believe than we are around people who do believe. Indeed, it’s often a rare treat when we encounter a fellow Believer that the experience resonates within us long after the encounter. What does Paul say to Titus in this letter about salvation and unbelievers?

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It’s not uncommon for new Christians to believe they have a ministerial call on their life. A desire to become a pastor, minister, or serve in some such role as one ministering to a group of people. The Apostle Paul had this to say in his letter to Timothy.

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Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (NIV)

Christianity is made up of people who were once in the world. The sexually immoral, idolater, adulterer, homosexual, thief, greedy person, drug addict, and so on. Every flavor of sin can be found within those who now walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.

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So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him.

Colossians 2:6 (NIV)

When I first came to Christ, I did so in a church setting, surrounded by family and people who knew the Lord. Some were new to Christ, while others had walked with Him for many years. Therefore, I had the support of a church to help guide me into my new life in Christ. However, many people find the Lord in all sorts of places without the support of a church family.

As I was reading through Paul’s letter to the Colossians today, it occurred to me that Paul had a lot to say to these Christians about what it means to be a Christian. Almost as if he were answering the question, “What do I do next as a new Christian?” This letter to the Colossians has a lot of good information for every Christian, new or old. I’m going to go through this letter to the Colossians today and cover the verses that stand out to me that are beneficial to new and old Believers.

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