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Title: Paul


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Pauls Epistle To Titus
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Background
  • Written 65 A.D.
  • Written by Paul 11 Paul, a bondservant of God
    and an apostle of Jesus Christ
  • One of the pastoral epistles (1 2 Timothy,
    Philemon)
  • Not sure where Paul was when he wrote
  • 312 When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be
    diligent to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have
    decided to spend the winter there.

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Background
  • Titus was converted by Paul
  • 14 To Titus, a true son in our common faith
  • 1 Corinthians 415 For though you might have ten
    thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not
    have many fathers for in Christ Jesus I have
    begotten you through the gospel.
  • 2 Timothy 12 To Timothy, a beloved son

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Background
  • Titus was a gentile convert
  • Galatians 23 Yet not even Titus who was with
    me, being a Greek, was compelled to be
    circumcised.
  • He went with Paul from Antioch to Jerusalem for
    the Jerusalem council in Acts 15.
  • Acts 151-2, 12
  • Galatians 21-10

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Background
  • Titus carried the 1st Corinthian letter from
    Ephesus.
  • 2 Corinthians 76-8, 13-15
  • He also carried the 2nd Corinthian letter and was
    to collect their gift for the needy in Jerusalem.
  • 2 Corinthians 8
  • Shows his trustworthy and good character.
  • 2 Corinthians 823 If anyone inquires about
    Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker
    concerning you.

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Purpose of the Epistle
  • Titus 15 For this reason I left you in Crete,
    that you should set in order the things that are
    lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I
    commanded you

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Titus 11-4 Greeting
  • V. 1 Paul is a bondservant. So are we.
  • Romans 616 Do you not know that to whom you
    present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that
    ones slaves whom you obey, whether of sin
    leading to death, or of obedience leading to
    righteousness?
  • Paul is an apostle of Christ.
  • Acts 915 But the Lord said to him, Go, for he
    is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before
    Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.
  • 1 Corinthians 1437 If anyone thinks himself to
    be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge
    that the things which I write to you are the
    commandments of the Lord.
  • 2 Peter 31-2 Beloved, I now write to you this
    second epistle (in both of which I stir up your
    pure minds by way of reminder), 2 that you may be
    mindful of the words which were spoken before by
    the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us,
    the apostles of the Lord and Savior,

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Titus 11-4 Greeting
  • V. 1 the faith of Gods elect
  • Romans 15 Through Him we have received grace
    and apostleship for obedience to the faith among
    all nations for His name,
  • Romans 327 Where is boasting then? It is
    excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the
    law of faith.
  • Elect?
  • Revelation 2217 And the Spirit and the bride
    say, Come! And let him who hears say, Come!
    And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires,
    let him take the water of life freely.

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Titus 11-4 Greeting
  • V. 2 hope of eternal life
  • Romans 26-7 who will render to each one
    according to his deeds 7 eternal life to those
    who by patient continuance in doing good seek for
    glory, honor, and immortality
  • V. 3 Gods word manifested by preaching
  • The Great Commission
  • 1 Corinthians 121
  • Romans 1013-14
  • v. 4 Grace, mercy and peace come from God.

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Titus 15-9 Qualification for Elders
  • Same qualifications in 1 Timothy 31-7
  • V. 9 holding fast the faithful word as he has
    been taught, that he may be able, by sound
    doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who
    contradict.
  • Sound doctrine is according to the gospel.
  • 1 Timothy 110-11, Romans 216, John 1248,
    Romans 116,

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Titus 110-16 The Elders Task
  • V. 10-11 those whose mouths must be stopped
  • 2 Corinthians 104-5 For the weapons of our
    warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for
    pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down
    arguments and every high thing that exalts itself
    against the knowledge of God, bringing every
    thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ
  • V. 13 rebuke them sharply
  • 2 Timothy 42 Preach the word! Be ready in
    season and out of season. Convince, rebuke,
    exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

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Titus 110-16 The Elders Task
  • V. 14 commandments of Men
  • Matthew 159
  • V. 15 evil minds and useless consciences
  • 1 Timothy 42
  • V. 16 disqualified for every good work
  • Strongs 96, adokimos
  • Worthless

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Titus 21-10 How to Conduct Ourselves
  • Different instructions for different groups of
    people
  • Galatians 328 There is neither Jew nor Greek,
    there is neither slave nor free, there is neither
    male nor female for you are all one in Christ
    Jesus.
  • All one, but different responsibilities
  • V. 3 Not given to much wine
  • Proverbs 2329-35
  • 1 Peter 43

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Titus 21-10 How to Conduct Ourselves
  • V. 8 making our opponents ashamed
  • 1 Peter 316 having a good conscience, that when
    they defame you as evildoers, those who revile
    your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.
  • V. 10 adorn the doctrine of God in all things
  • Christianity is a way of life, not a pastime.

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Titus 211-15 Trained By Grace
  • V. 11 Gods grace is available to ALL.
  • Matthew 1128 Come to Me, all you who labor and
    are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
  • V. 12 Gods grace teaches us
  • 2 Peter 13 as His divine power has given to us
    all things that pertain to life and godliness,
    through the knowledge of Him who called us by
    glory and virtue,
  • 2 Peter 220 For if, after they have escaped the
    pollutions of the world through the knowledge of
    the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again
    entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is
    worse for them than the beginning.

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Titus 211-15 Trained By Grace
  • V. 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious
    appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus
    Christ.
  • Hebrews 927-28 And as it is appointed for men
    to die once, but after this the judgment, 28 so
    Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many.
    To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear
    a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

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Titus 211-15 Trained By Grace
  • V. 14 We are saved by the sacrifice Jesus made
    for us.
  • Hebrews 922, Hebrews 104, 12
  • V. 15 instruct them in their duty
  • Encourage them to do it
  • Rebuke the ones that wont
  • Behave in such a way that you will be respected.

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Titus 31-8 Graces of the Heirs of Grace
  • V. 1 Be subject to rulers.
  • Romans 131-2
  • 1 Peter 213-15
  • V. 2 Show humility toward all
  • James 46 (cf. Luke 2227)
  • V. 3 They USED TO BE sinners
  • 1 Corinthians 69-11
  • Ephesians 21-3
  • Colossians 35-7

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Titus 31-8 Graces of the Heirs of Grace
  • V.4 Gods love for man
  • Romans 58 But God demonstrates His own love
    toward us, in that while we were still sinners,
    Christ died for us.
  • V. 5 The washing of regeneration
  • Ephesians 526 washing of water by the word
  • John 35 born of water and the Spirit
  • Romans 64 Therefore we were buried with Him
    through baptism into death, that just as Christ
    was raised from the dead by the glory of the
    Father, even so we also should walk in newness of
    life.

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Titus 31-8 Graces of the Heirs of Grace
  • V. 5 renewing of the Holy Spirit
  • Romans 122 And do not be conformed to this
    world, but be transformed by the renewing of your
    mind,
  • Ephesians 417-24
  • Colossians 39-10 Do not lie to one another,
    since you have put off the old man with his
    deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who is
    renewed in knowledge according to the image of
    Him who created him,

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Titus 31-8 Graces of the Heirs of Grace
  • V. 7 having been justified by His grace we should
    become heirs according to the hope of eternal
    life.
  • Galatians 326-29 For you are all sons of God
    through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of
    you as were baptized into Christ have put on
    Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there
    is neither slave nor free, there is neither male
    nor female for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
    29 And if you are Christs, then you are
    Abrahams seed, and heirs according to the
    promise.

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Titus 31-8 Graces of the Heirs of Grace
  • V. 8 be careful to maintain good works.
  • Ephesians 28-10 For by grace you have been
    saved through faith, and that not of yourselves
    it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest
    anyone should boast. 10 For we are His
    workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good
    works, which God prepared beforehand that we
    should walk in them.

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Titus 39-11 Avoid Dissension
  • V. 9 avoid foolish disputes
  • 2 Timothy 223 But avoid foolish and ignorant
    disputes, knowing that they generate strife.
  • 2 Timothy 224-26 And a servant of the Lord must
    not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach,
    patient, 25 in humility correcting those who are
    in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them
    repentance, so that they may know the truth, 26
    and that they may come to their senses and escape
    the snare of the devil, having been taken captive
    by him to do his will.

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Titus 39-11 Avoid Dissension
  • V. 10 Reject a divisive man
  • Romans 1617-18 Now I urge you, brethren, note
    those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary
    to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid
    them. 18 For those who are such do not serve our
    Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by
    smooth words and flattering speech deceive the
    hearts of the simple.
  • Matthew 76 Do not give what is holy to the
    dogs nor cast your pearls before swine, lest
    they trample them under their feet, and turn and
    tear you in pieces.
  • Matthew 1014 And whoever will not receive you
    nor hear your words, when you depart from that
    house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.

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Titus 312-15 Final Messages and Farewell
  • V. 14 Maintain good works, meet urgent needs,
    that they may not be unfruitful
  • John 151-2 I am the true vine, and My Father
    is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that
    does not bear fruit He takes away and every
    branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may
    bear more fruit.
  • Matthew 516 Let your light so shine before men,
    that they may see your good works and glorify
    your Father in heaven.
  • V. 15 Greetings for the brethren

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The Invitation
  • Believe John 824
  • Repent Luke 133
  • Confess Matthew 1032-33
  • Be Baptized Mark 1616
  • Be Faithful Luke 962
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