1. The Need for Elders (1)
2. Men, Women, Evangelists, Servants (2:1-10)
3. The Message of Grace (2:11-15)
4. The Greatness and Responsibility of Grace (3)
Paul may have met Titus on his first missionary journey and
brought him back to Antioch. If not, he met him in Antioch (Acts
14:27-28). Titus was among those who accompanied Paul and Barnabas to
Jerusalem (Acts 15:1-2; Gal. 2:1). Whereas Paul circumcised Timothy
(because his mother was Jewish), he adamantly refused to circumcise
Titus, who was of Greek heritage (Gal. 1:3-5). Paul had left Titus on
the island of Crete to set in order certain things pertaining to the
church. Since some accompanied Paul to Rome, Paul may have left Titus
on the Island when his ship stopped there in Acts 27:8-12. This letter
is thought to have been written about A.D. 65-66.
VERSES TO MEMORIZE
2:11 -14 "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared
to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and
worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and
godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope
and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior
Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might
redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself
His own special people, zealous for good works."
3:10 "Reject a divisive man after the first and second
3:14 "And let our people also learn to maintain good works,
to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful."
1:2 "...God, who cannot lie...."
1:5-9 Qualifications for Elders.
3:5 "...the washing of regeneration...."
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