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Today's reading: Titus 1:5; 1 Corinthians 3:5-9

As we move into the body of Paul's letter to Titus, Paul's first instructive words to his young, Greek trainee are:

"This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you..." (Titus 1:5)

What a picture of how we should operate as we're about the business of spreading the message of Jesus to those around us. Similar to the situation described in 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 concerning the church in Corinth, Paul was the planter of the faith in Crete. That planting season is now completed and he has moved on to plant elsewhere, leaving Titus behind to water, nurture and guide this group of new believers.

What do these two passages reveal about our need to work alongside other believers to reach and then teach others about Jesus? What role are you presently fulfilling as you serve God? What's one example of you either planting (sharing your faith, leading someone into a relationship with Christ) or watering (teaching, mentoring, discipling others)? Tami

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Each are needed ( planting and watering) so growth can come about by the Lord.
I have had opportunities to share my faith with those who have had a need for prayer. I would say that I am planter.

Our church does a good job of evangelizing, reaching out to the lost. The women in our church does a good job of witnessing at our clothes closet and food pantry. A lot of people in our church will witness to people in our daily work and walk. But a lot of people that will be saved and sign up for a “new believers class” will never show up. It’s like I have my “fire insurance” now I can go about the business of life. Other people will go and talk to those that don’t come to class, some will come to church and maybe Sunday school and get assimilated that way.
The devil, the world and the flesh sure gets in the way for all of us-sometimes . Some have planted and some have watered, but it is the Lord who gives the increase.
Our teachers in schools across our state are protesting at our state capital for more money for classes and pay raise. Our church opened up for a two day, day camp for parents who work and have grade school kids. We have sixty kids that many have never been to church. We are praying and teaching evangelistic study’s. God is Good

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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