TITUS TOTAL CHAPTERS: 3
TITUS TOTAL VERSES: 46
TOTAL WORDS: 921
DATE WRITTEN: 65 AD
The Faithful Word. Sound Teaching. Instructions for a Young Disciple Titus in the performance of his ministerial duties.
BOOK OF TITUS KEY VERSES:
1:5: I left you in Crete for this reason, that you would set in order the things that were lacking, and appoint elders in every city, as I directed you.
1:16: They profess that they know God, but by their works they deny him, being abominable, disobedient, and unfit for any good work.
2:15: Say these things and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man despise you.
3:3-6: For we were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love toward mankind appeared, not by works of righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, which he poured out on us richly, through Jesus Christ our Savior.
This letter was written around 64-66 AD, in the period of Paul’s active ministry between his two imprisonments. In NT it appears after Timothy-2 but would have been written before. It most likely was written around the same time as 1 Timothy. Written from Nicopolis to Titus who was teaching the churches on the island of Crete. Crete, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, was notorious for their immoral lifestyles. Although we have no record of Paul preaching there but he made a stopover there on his way to Rome, as in Acts chapter 27, but did not stay long. It seems that he and Titus spent some time there on another occasion introducing them to the Christian faith. The letter provides Titus with instruction and advice for his conduct as well as guidance for dealing with the believers in Crete. Titus is instructed on how to deal with various groups like older men, older women, younger men and slaves. The basic message was to say no to ungodliness and to live self- controlled lives. Paul’s final instructions to Titus were to meet Paul at Nicopolis where they would spend the winter together.
CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY:
Chapter#1. Crete & Christianity. Instructions To Titus In Crete for appointing elders and Reprove rebellious ones
Chapter#2. Looking for that Blessed Hope. Guidelines for teaching various groups. Directions given unto Titus both for his doctrine and life. Zeal for fine works
Chapter#3. Production of Divine Good. Instructions for doing what is right. Reject foolish arguments and sects. What God Did For Us. Advice for Titus.