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Titus 1 - NIV

1 Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness—

2 in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,

3 and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior,

4 To Titus, my true son in our common faith:
Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Appointing Elders Who Love What Is Good

5 The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint[a] elders in every town, as I directed you.

6 An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe[b] and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.

7 Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.

8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.

9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

Rebuking Those Who Fail to Do Good

10 For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group.

11 They must be silenced, because they are disrupting whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach—and that for the sake of dishonest gain.

12 One of Crete’s own prophets has said it: “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.”[c]

13 This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith

14 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth.

15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.

16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.


Footnotes

a. Titus 1:5 Or ordain
b. Titus 1:6 Or children are trustworthy
c. Titus 1:12 From the Cretan philosopher Epimenides


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Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Feb, 2017
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Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Feb, 2017
Summary: Effective Gospel Ministry must be 1) Committed to God’s Mastery (Titus 1:1a), 2) Committed to God’s Mission, Message and Means (Titus 1:1b-3), as well as 3) Committed to God’s Members (Titus 1:4).
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Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Feb, 2017
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Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Feb, 2017
Summary: A sermon examining what God expects from an elder.
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Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Feb, 2017
Summary: A sermon examining certain troubles in the church that must be addressed.
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Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Nov, 2016
Summary: If you want to lead well in a bad world, you need to know your God, and what he's called you to do.
Scripture: Titus 1:1-5
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Shared by: Michael Luke on Jun, 2016
Summary: God wants us to plant the seed of His Word, to water it, and then rejoice in whatever growth God will provide.
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Shared by: Michael Luke on Jun, 2016
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Scripture: Titus 1:5-9
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Shared by: Jeff Strite on May, 2016
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Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jan, 2016
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Shared by: Robert Leroe on May, 2015
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Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Mar, 2015
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Scripture: Titus 1:12-2:15
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Shared by: Don Emmitte on Jul, 2014
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Shared by: Dennis Davidson on May, 2014
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Shared by: Bruce Rzengota on Mar, 2014
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