2 Timothy 1:1-7
In our pluralistic, relativistic culture, we need churches to declare God’s truth. More people today our concerned with a church’s children’s activities than a church’s doctrine. That’s upside down. Your first concern should be doctrine. Further, I continue to hear about churches who say “we like our pastor but he’s not much of a theologian.” While sound doctrine isn’t the only thing that matters, it’s one thing that a church must have. A pastor must “be able to teach” (1Tim 3) sound doctrine (Titus 1:9). It’s one of the qualifications! Sadly, many have traded the faithful shepherd who can feed the flock for a CEO who can build an institution. Titus and Timothy both call us back to this fundamental need: Healthy Doctrine.