Monday, July 24, 2006

Cupcake Self-Discipline

1 Paul, (A) a bond-servant of God and an (B) apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those (C) chosen of God and (D) the knowledge of the truth which is (E) according to godliness, 2 in (F) the hope of eternal life, which God, (G) Who cannot lie, (H) promised (I) long ages ago, 3 but (J) at the proper time manifested, even His Word, in (K) the proclamation (L) with which I was entrusted (M) according to the commandment of (N) God our Savior;

4 To (O) Titus, (P) my true child in a (Q) common faith: (R) Grace and peace from God the Father and (S) Christ Jesus our Savior.

5 For this reason I left you in (T) Crete, that you would set in order what remains and (U) appoint (V) elders in every city as I directed you, 6 namely, (W) if any man is above reproach, the (X) husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of (Y) dissipation or (Z) rebellion.

7 For the (AA) overseer must be above reproach as (AB) God's steward, not (AC) self-willed, not quick-tempered, not (AD) addicted to wine, not pugnacious, (AE) not fond of sordid gain, 8 but (AF) hospitable, (AG) loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, 9 (AH) holding fast the faithful Word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in (AI) sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.

-Titus 1:1-9