in the hope of eternal life, which the ever truthful God Who cannot deceive promised before the world or the ages of time began.
And in His own appointed time He has made manifest (made known) His Word and revealed it as His message through the preaching entrusted to me by command of God our Savior;
To Titus, my true child according to a common (general) faith: Grace (favor and spiritual blessing) and peace from God the Father and the Lord Christ Jesus our Savior.
For this reason I left you in Crete, that you might set right what was defective and finish what was left undone, and that you might appoint elders and set them over the churches (assemblies) in every city as I directed you.
men who are of unquestionable integrity and are irreproachable, the husband of one wife, whose children are believers, not open to the accusation of being loose in morals and conduct or unruly and disorderly.
For the bishop (an overseer) as God's steward must be blameless, not self-willed or arrogant or presumptuous; he must not be quick-tempered or given to drink or pugnacious (brawling, violent); he must not be grasping and greedy for filthy lucre (financial gain);
But he must be hospitable (loving and a friend to believers, especially to strangers and foreigners); a lover of goodness , sober-minded (sensible, discreet), upright and fair-minded, a devout man and religiously correct, temperate and keeping himself in hand.
He must hold fast to the sure and trustworthy Word of God as he was taught it, so that he may be able both to give stimulating instruction and encouragement in sound (wholesome) doctrine and to refute and convict those who contradict and oppose it .
For there are many disorderly and unruly men who are idle (vain, empty) and misleading talkers and self-deceivers and deceivers of others. especially of those of the circumcision party .
Their mouths must be stopped, for they are mentally distressing and subverting whole families by teaching what they ought not to teach, for the purpose of getting base advantage and disreputable gain.
One of their number, a prophet of their own, said, Cretans are always liars, hurtful beasts, idle and lazy gluttons.
And this account of them is true. Because it is , rebuke them sharply , so that they may be sound in the faith and free from error,
ceasing to give attention to Jewish myths and fables or to rules by men who reject and turn their backs on the Truth.
To the pure all things are pure, but to the defiled and corrupt and unbelieving nothing is pure; their very minds and consciences are defiled and polluted.
They profess to know God , but deny and disown and renounce Him by what they do; they are detestable and loathsome, unbelieving and disobedient and disloyal and rebellious, and unfit and worthless for good work (deed or enterprise) of any kind.
Summary: To establish the truth was conceived by God in eternity; commission to be preached in due time; and committed to the apostles according to the commandment of God. This lesson deals with the false notion that a divine pattern does not have to be followed.
Summary: To establish that the evangelist or minister is charged with "setting things in order and ordaining elders in every city, in every church." This lesson discusses the qualifications and work of Christ's leadership in the church.
Summary: Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless. - Titus 1:7 The family is a God ordained institution in this earth as all cultures, peoples and even the simplest of tribal people practice marriage. All of humanity originates from ...
Summary: To further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness. - Titus 1:1 A candle burning is something that has fascinated children and entertained men for centuries. To see how a flame moves in the air and burns ..
Summary: Apparently they were many Cretins who contradicted the sound teaching of the faithful Word so here Paul gives God's wisdom for dealing with those who refuse to submit to the sound teaching of the Word of God.
Summary: Paul reminds Titus of his mission on Crete. He was to solidify a witness for Jesus Christ by appointing leaders. All church leaders are to meet the standards set forth here & guide others to greater maturity in their relationship with Christ.
Summary: In the introduction to the letter to Titus Paul states his reason for living. Paul lived for the faith of believers and to give them the knowledge of eternal truth. The purpose of our life also needs to be defined if we desire to be focused
Summary: Since Paul was a servant and an apostle, what was his job and what is our job as Christians?
1- To further the faith of others
2- To increase the knowledge of truth
3- To encourage godliness
4- To foster the hope of eternal life