NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY

Compiled by: Gary W. Summers


   

TITUS

OUTLINE
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)
BACKGROUND
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 admonition." 3:14 "And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful."
KEY PASSAGES
1:2 "...God, who cannot lie...." 1:5-9 Qualifications for Elders. 3:5 "...the washing of regeneration...."

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