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God cannot lie   God promised eternal life, before the world began   The word of God is made known through preaching   Paul refers to Titus as his son   Qualifications of elders and bishops   Paul warns of vain talkers and deceivers   What a prophet of Crete has to say about some of his own. Its not good   Some profess to know God but their works deny Him   How people of all ages are to act   In all things, show thyself as a pattern   The importance of sound speech   That blessed hope   The glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ   Let no man despise thee   Obey the powers that be   Some, who now serve God, were once like those of the world   Some things to avoid   After two warnings, what to do with a Heretic

Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;

God cannot lie
God promised eternal life, before the world began

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal[1] life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world[2] began;

1 "ETERNAL": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

2 "WORLD": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

Num 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

The word of God is made known through preaching

Titus 1:3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

Paul refers to Titus as his son

Titus 1:4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Qualifications of elders and bishops

Titus 1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order[1] the things that are wanting[2], and ordain[3] elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:

1 "ORDER": 1930. epidiorthoo, ep-ee-dee-or-tho'-o; from G1909 and a der. of G3717; to straighten further, i.e. (fig.) arrange additionally:--set in order.

2 "WANTING": 3007. leipo, li'-po; a prim. verb; to leave, i.e. (intrans. or pass.) to fail or be absent:--be destitute (wanting), lack.

3 "ORDAIN": 2525. kathistemi, kath-is'-tay-mee; from G2596 and G2476; to place down (permanently), i.e. (fig.) to designate, constitute, convoy:--appoint, be, conduct, make, ordain, set.

Titus 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

Titus 1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

Paul warns of vain talkers and deceivers

Titus 1:10 For there are many unruly and vain[1] talkers and deceivers[2], specially they of the circumcision:

1 "VAIN": 3151. mataiologos, mat-ah-yol-og'-os; from G3152 and G3004; an idle (i.e. senseless or mischievous) talker, i.e. a wrangler:--vain talker.

2 "DECEIVERS": 5423. phrenapates, fren-ap-at'-ace; from G5424 and G539; a mind-misleader, i.e. seducer:--deceiver.

Titus 1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert[1] whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

1 "SUBVERT": 396. anatrepo, an-at-rep'-o; from G303 and the base of G5157; to overturn (fig.):--overthrow, subvert.

What a prophet of Crete has to say
about some of his own. It's not good

Titus 1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish[1] fables, and commandments[2] of men, that turn from the truth.

1 "JEWISH": 2451. Ioudaikos, ee-oo-dah-ee-kos'; from G2453; Judaic, i.e. resembling a Judaean:--Jewish.

2 "COMMANDMENTS": 1785. entole, en-tol-ay'; from G1781; injunction, i.e. an authoritative prescription:--commandment, precept.

Titus 1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled[1].

1 "DEFILED": 3392. miaino, me-ah'ee-no; perh. a prim. verb; to sully or taint, i.e. contaminate (cer. or mor.):--defile.

Some profess to know God but their works deny Him

Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

How people of all ages are to act

Titus 2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

Titus 2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Titus 2:6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

In all things, show thyself as a pattern

Titus 2:7 In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

Role model.

The importance of sound speech

Titus 2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

Titus 2:9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

Titus 2:10 Not purloining[1], but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

1 "PURLOINING": 3557. nosphizomai, nos-fid'-zom-ahee; mid. from nosphi (apart or clandestinely); to sequestrate for oneself, i.e. embezzle:--keep back, purloin. (My words. Keep back for one's self).

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

Luke 3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Luke 3:6: Isa 52:10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world[1];

1 "WORLD": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

That blessed hope
The glorious appearing of the great God
and our Saviour Jesus Christ

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Let no man despise thee

Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise[1] thee.

1 "DESPISE": 4065. periphroneo, per-ee-fron-eh'-o; from G4012 and G5426; to think beyond, i.e. depreciate (contemn):--despise.

In today's terms, Let no man put you down.

Obey the powers that be

Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

Some, who now serve God, were once like those of the world

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

Rom 10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.

Titus 3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Titus 3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal[1] life.

1 "ETERNAL": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

Some things to avoid

Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

After two warnings, what to do with a Heretic

Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretic[1] after the first and second admonition[2] reject;

1 "HERETIC": 141. hairetikos, hahee-ret-ee-kos'; from the same as G140; a schismatic:--heretic [the Gr. word itself].

2 "ADMONITION": 3559. nouthesia, noo-thes-ee'-ah; from G3563 and a der. of G5087; calling attention to, i.e. (by impl.) mild rebuke or warning:--admonition.

Titus 3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

Titus 3:12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.

Titus 3:13 Bring Zenas the lawyer[1] and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

1 "LAWYER": 3544. nomikos, nom-ik-os'; from G3551; according (or pertaining) to law, i.e. legal (cer.); as noun, an expert in the (Mosaic) law:--about the law, lawyer.

Titus 3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

Titus 3:15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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