A Skeptic’s Guide to Church (Week 3): “The Ministry of Confrontation”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Titus 1:10-16

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church in the continuation of the sermon series entitled “A Skeptic’s Guide to Church,” a look at what makes a vibrant and inviting church environment. Jesus’ sacrifice brings life where we were once dead, but those unfamiliar with the gospel may be easily led astray by false teaching. How can we show grace when someone is teaching false doctrine, leading people away from the gospel of Jesus? Pastor Jason teaches, with the context given in Paul’s letter to Titus, that in these cases grace can be given by confronting the ones who are leading others astray. This takes courage, but with Scripture revealing the truth, we can confront the false teachers with confidence that what they are leading people toward is not the truth of the gospel. Anything in addition to Jesus’ sacrifice is an attempt to take power away from Jesus, who alone has paid the price for our salvation. Confrontation is having grace enough to cut, in order to cure the false teaching from infecting those who are not yet familiar with Scripture. God’s grace is a gift, and we should extend it to each other, by sharing the truth of the gospel.

A Skeptic’s Guide to Church (Week 2): “Shepherding Like Jesus”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Titus 1:5-9

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church in the continuation of the sermon series entitled “A Skeptic’s Guide to Church,” a look at what makes a vibrant and inviting church environment. Pastor Jason teaches, from Paul’s letter to Titus, about church elders and government. These are the pillars on which the church stands, to preach the Word of God. Church leaders can be instrumental in either bringing people into the church or pushing them away from church, turning them off from the faith. Paul talks about how a healthy church must have healthy spiritual leadership, which encourages us to center ourselves on Jesus Christ. When we look at elders, we should ask: What would happen if the church imitates this person? The characteristics of good elders are explored, and the need for elders to lead and guide the church. With good leadership, the followers of Jesus Christ are able to experience blessing they could never have imagined.

A Skeptic’s Guide to Church (Week 1): “Saved to Serve”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Titus 1:1-4

Pastor Jason Mayhall begins a new sermon series entitled “A Skeptic’s Guide to Church,” at Redemption Bible Church. Using Paul’s letter to Titus, Pastor Jason teaches that every one of us is a servant of the Lord. We are chosen by God, and yet have the choice to serve Him by serving others. Faith is at the heart of accepting that both of these can be true at the same time. We are chosen, but have a choice. Those who are not centered on the church, are encouraged to see what the church’s mission is all about. If people see a picture of a healthy church, it may change how they think about what it means to be a part of the church.