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Titus 1:1-3

The hope of eternal life

Titus 1:1-3
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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,
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in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began
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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;

  1. Who was Paul an Apostle of?
    Titus 1:1
    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,
  2. What is the hope?
    Titus 1:2
    in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began
  3. When did God promise this hope?
    Titus 1:2
    in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began
  4. When was the promise of eternal life manifested (brought to light)?
    Titus 1:3
    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;

Titus 1:4-9

Qualified Elders

Titus 1:4-9
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To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
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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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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.
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For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,
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but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.
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He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.
  1. Why did Paul leave Titus in Crete?
    Titus 1:5
    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—
  2. How was Titus to set things in order?
    Titus 1:5
    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—
  3. Describe the character and family that an elder must have?
    Titus 1:6-7
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    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.
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    For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,
  4. What must an overseer not be?
    Titus 1:7
    For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,
  5. What other qualities must an overseer have?
    Titus 1:8
    but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.
  6. What must he hold fast?
    Titus 1:9
    He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.
  7. What must an overseer be able to do to those who contradict?
    Titus 1:9
    He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

Titus 1:10-16

The Elders’ Task

Titus 1:10-16
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For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party.
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They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.
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One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”
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This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
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not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth.
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To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.
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They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.
  1. How does Paul describe many insubordinate men?
    Titus 1:10
    For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party.
  2. Why must their mouths be stopped?
    Titus 1:11
    They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.
  3. Why do they teach things that they should not teach?
    Titus 1:11
    They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.
  4. What are we not to give heed to?
    Titus 1:14
    not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth.
  5. What do these insubordinate men turn away from?
    Titus 1:14
    not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth.
  6. Who do these insubordinate men profess to know?
    Titus 1:16
    They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.
  7. How do they deny God?
    Titus 1:16
    They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.
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