TITUS 1

5 Outlines

 

Titus 1:1-3

PAUL

 

PAUL THE PERSON – He was a servant and Apostle – Vs. 1

 

PAUL THE PARTICIPANT – Through faith and acknowledging the truth – Vs. 1

 

PAUL THE PILGRIM – In hope of eternal life promised by God – Vs. 2

 

PAUL THE PREACHER – Vs. 3

 

 

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Titus 1:1-4

FIVE LESSONS ABOUT GOD

 

God is mentioned five times in these first four verses of Titus.

They lead us to some important lessons about God that we need to learn.

 

GOD IS PREEMINENT - "Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ..."

Paul allowed God the Father and God the Son to be preeminent in his life. They were in charge, along with the working of the Holy Spirit. We must allow God to be preeminent in our lives.

 

GOD HAS A PEOPLE - Titus 1:1-2 "...according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;"

All those who place faith in Christ as Savior are God's elect. As God's people we are to be acknowledging God's truth and allowing it to lead them to godliness.

 

GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES - Titus 1:2-3 - "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;"

 

GOD REVEALS HIS WORD 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;"

 

GOD PROVIDES - 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.

God provides grace, mercy and peace to His children.

 

 

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Titus 1:5-9

THE ELDER

 

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

 

THE ELDER MUST BE A FAMILY MAN – Vs. 6

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

 

THE ELDER MUST BE A FIRM MAN – Vs. 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;

 

THE ELDER MUST BE A FRUITFUL MAN – Vs. 8

But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

 

THE ELDER MUST BE A FAITHFUL MAN – Vs. 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.

 

 

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Titus 1:5-9

QUALITIES OF A GOOD LEADER

 

Timothy was to appoint elders, or men who most of us think of as pastors. Vs. 5

Many in your congregation will think that this message does not apply to them.  Remind them that if these are the standards for leaders, we should strive to meet these standards, even if we never lead.  We should be Godly, even if we'll never be pastors.

 

THE ELDER'S HOME - Vs. 6

The husband of one wife.

Having believing (faithful) children.

 

THE ELDER'S HABITS - Vss. 7-8

Blameless…

Not self willed

Not soon angry

Not given to wine

No striker

Not given to filthy lucre.

A lover of hospitality

A lover of good men

Sober

Just

Holy

Temperate

 

THE ELDER'S HOLD

The elder has "laid hold" on the "faithful word."

He teaches "sound doctrine".

He opposes the gainsayers. (Those who contradict.) 

 

 

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Titus 1:10-16

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

 

There will be times of crisis in most churches. Sometimes the crisis will center on false teaching and teachers.  Paul tells Titus what to do to handle this crisis of false teaching.

 

RESTRAIN - Vss. 10-11

Those who teach false doctrine must be stopped.

 

REBUKE - Vss. 12-13

When people are presenting false doctrine they must be rebuked sharply and corrected.

 

REFUSE - Vs. 14

We must refuse to accept teaching based on the fables and commandments of men. The Word of God is our authority.

 

REMEMBER - Vss. 15-16

To the pure all things are pure.

To impure nothing is pure.

 

 

 

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