by Harley Howard

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Titus - Chapter One (1 of 3)
Series: The Epistle of Titus
Harley Howard

1. Paul's greeting and great declaration about God - Verses 1-2 and 4
2. The importance of preaching in God's program - Verse 3
3. The purpose of the epistle - Choosing God's pastors - Verses 5-9
4. Silence and reject the church heretics! - Verses 10-16.

It is important to know that the epistles of Timothy and Titus are letters that were instructions to pastors on the proper structure of the New Testament church. Some of the instruction involves great emphasis on sound biblical teaching, and on warnings against heresy and false doctrine.

Since that is true, then it is the pastor's primary responsibility to expose false teachers and their teachings and the church's responsibility to reject both. In the letters of I and II Timothy, there are clear and distinct warnings to the church which indicate its last days before the coming of the Lord.

He was by birth a Gentile. In Galatians 2:3 he is called a Greek, and it is certain from that passage that he had not been circumcised. He had been converted to Christianity by Paul. This is clear from the epistle, ''To Titus, mine own son, after the common faith;'' which is the same language that Paul used of Timothy in 1 Timothy 1:2. This is language which the apostle would not have used of one who had been converted by the hands of another. But where he lived, and when or how he was converted, is wholly unknown.

Interestingly, there is not much that is written about Titus. Nothing more is known than what we find in the epistles of Paul. It is somewhat remarkable that there is no mention of him in the Acts of the Apostles, nor does his name occur in the New Testament anywhere, except in the writings of the apostle Paul.

He was a man of great grace and very dear to the apostle Paul: he called him his brother, his partner, and fellow helper, and said he walked in the same spirit, and in the same steps as himself. He's mentioned eight t ...

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