Contributed on Jul 31, 2019
Titus is one of three epistles of Paul referred to as pastoral epistles. While these were written to young pastors that Paul desired to equip for ministry, there is much wisdom that is applicable for every believer. Paul begins this epistle with an effort to encourage and equip Titus for ministry.
Equipped to Serve Titus 1: 1-4 Our text today comes from one of the Pastoral Epistles. Titus was a young preacher and faithful helper of Paul. We know from Verse 5 that Paul had left Titus on the Island of Crete to settle the churches there and set in order their worship and operation. This was a ...read more
Contributed on Aug 7, 2019
Along with the instruction Paul gave in his letter to Timothy, he also shared with Titus concerning the qualifications for elders, bishops, or pastors within the church. This passage was given for the benefit of the church in selecting and ordaining elders to serve in the local church.
Elders in the Church Titus 1: 5-9 After a warm greeting, Paul immediately got to the heart of the matter. He was writing to Titus with purpose, seeking to equip him for ministry, while serving to establish local churches. The task at hand was ordaining elders within every city in Crete, so they ...read more
Contributed on Aug 21, 2019
Immediately following his instruction for ordaining elders in each city, Paul revealed the great need to have elders in place within the churches - false doctrine, immorality, and idolatry. It was imperative the church be able to deal with the many challenges she faced.
Challenges for the Cretian Church Titus 1: 10-16 Following the charge to ordain elders in every city, and providing detailed instruction regarding the qualifications needed for an elder, Paul revealed the great need within Crete. The challenges facing the church there were many – thus affirming ...read more
Contributed on Aug 28, 2019
Having warned of false teaching, Paul revealed the great benefit and result of sound, biblical teaching - it would serve to build and sustain Christian character within the body of Christ.
The Behavior of Believers Titus 2: 1-10 Following Paul’s instruction for Titus in regard to dealing with false teachers, he offered a strong admonition to remain faithful to sound doctrine. Titus 2:1 – But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine. Such faithfulness to sound doctrine would ...read more
Contributed on Sep 4, 2019
Having shared much in regard to establishing a firm foundation for the church, Paul emphasized the priority of the church - sharing the Gospel, above all else. Grace brings salvation, and then enables us to live for Christ. Transformed lives are the goal of the church.
The Message of the Church Titus 2: 11-15 Paul had already provided much insight for Titus in regard to establishing a firm foundation upon which to build the church. He had instructed him to ordain elders in every city, those who would be able to aid in the leadership and ministry of the church. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 11, 2019
The letter to Titus, although written to the young pastor, has much to say to the church and individual believers. Following our transformation in Christ, we have an obligation to live in a way that pleases Him and reveals His grace before others.
Transformed in Christ Titus 3: 1-7 Although Paul’s letter to Titus was brief in comparison to some of the other letters he had written, the Apostle shared much with the young pastor. He had provided sound wisdom in regard to settling the church on a firm foundation, implementing a plan that would ...read more