Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. – Titus 1:6-8
Paul gives instructions to Titus, a leader in the church, Paul writes that he should set an example by doing what is good. He then speaks to Titus about his teaching saying that he should show:
- Soundness of speech
I have been having some conversations with some fellow bloggers on the whole issue of what worship is and how it can be one dimensional if we think that worship is only singing songs. True worship flows from a life of integrity and seriousness, in the context of making sense.
These are some great tips for speaking as well. What a great reminder for me as I teach, that the I must speak from integrity (do I live what I am saying?), from seriousness (is it just a comedy show with no content?), and soundness of speech (have I spent time preparing a clear teaching?). This could apply to worship leaders, tech crew, stage crew , nursery workers, everybody who is serving. Maybe they should be the basis for our ministries.
Father, may each of our exchange gatherings be just a piece of our response to you. May everything that is done be filled with integrity, seriousness, and soundness of speech. May it be such that you are brought fame.
[tags]teaching, preaching, worship-leading, church-leadership, integrity, Bible, devotions, life-journaling, Titus[/tags]