Titus 3: 9-15….Stop wasting time!

But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.When I send Artemas orContinue reading “Titus 3: 9-15….Stop wasting time!”

Titus 2: 15- 3:8 Christian Character in a non-Christian world….

Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.Comment: Titus is given a 3-fold charge in relationship to the church of which he is the leader. He is to speak, encourage and discipline with authority.Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready forContinue reading “Titus 2: 15- 3:8 Christian Character in a non-Christian world….”

Titus 2: 7-14…Further instructions.

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. Bondservants are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they areContinue reading “Titus 2: 7-14…Further instructions.”

Titus 2: 1-6….The new culture.

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behaviour, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young womenContinue reading “Titus 2: 1-6….The new culture.”

Titus 1: 12-16…A national characteristic well known

One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth. To the pure, allContinue reading “Titus 1: 12-16…A national characteristic well known”

Titus 1: 5-11…Elders – the why and who of it.

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— if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer,Continue reading “Titus 1: 5-11…Elders – the why and who of it.”

Titus 1: 1-4….A power-packed introduction.

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 throughContinue reading “Titus 1: 1-4….A power-packed introduction.”