An old deacon who used to pray every Wednesday night at prayer meeting always concluded his prayer the same way: “And, Lord, clean all the cobwebs out of my life.” The cobwebs were those things that ought not to have been there, but had gathered during the week. It got … More
It is thought that Paul wrote this letter in between his first and second imprisonments in Rome and before he wrote 2 Timothy. Paul and Titus had obviously been together for a time on the island of Crete, preaching the gospel and instructing the Christians. Paul, a pioneer in spirit, had then moved on to new regions of conquest for Christ and left Titus to organize the local assemblies. Very briefly Paul gives us insight into his purpose for living (v. 1) He calls himself a “bond-servant” of God, which is someone who is committed to obeying God. This obedience led him to spending his life telling others about Jesus Christ. He also called himself an “apostle,” even though he was not one of the original 12. The word apostle means messenger or missionary.
As Paul has given insight into his purpose for life it is a good time for me to consider my purpose in life. God doesn’t just leave me on this earth to roam around like a blind dog in a meat house. He has a plan for my life and I need to fit into that plan. It is so easy for me to want to do my own thing and waste my life. I know that winning people to the Lord and helping Christians to grow is my main purpose. This is what I am determined to do as long as God gives me a mind and body to perform?
Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior; To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you....
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Titus 1:1-5Paul Gives His Purpose For Living
Titus 1:6-9Qualifications Of a Christian Leader
Titus 1:10-11Don’t Pretend to Be Something You Are Not
Titus 1:12-14False Doctrine Will Spread Rapidly
Titus 1:15-15Nothing is Pure For an Unbeliever
Titus 1:16-16Profession Does Not Mean Possession
Titus 2:1-2Salvation Must be Built on Sound Doctrine
Titus 2:3-5Instructions For Women
Titus 2:6-8Young Men Are to Be Good Examples
Titus 2:9-10Common Sins of Christian Employees
Titus 2:11-12Only by God’s Grace Can we Live The Christian Life
Titus 2:13-13Are You Anticipating The Lord’s Return?
Titus 2:14-15Made a New Creation in Christ Jesus
Titus 3:1-3Doing Helpful Things
Titus 3:4-7The Basis For Our Salvation
Titus 3:8-8How to Show That You Are a Christian
Titus 3:9-9Stop Fighting Other Christians
Titus 3:10-11How to Treat a Divisive Person
Titus 3:12-13God Has The Right Person at The Right Time
Titus 3:14-15How to be Productive For The Lord