Friday, May 14, 2010

Church Order: An Introduction And Outline Of Titus (1:1 - 3:15)

Titus: 1:1 - 3:15                                                                                         

Titus was a Gentile (Gal. 2:3), apparently led to Christ through Paul's evangelism (Tit. 1:4). As a delegate, he helped resolve problems in the church at Corinth during Paul's third gospel tour (2 Cor. 7:6-7; 8:6, 16). Paul left Titus in Crete to finish setting in order the work begun there (Titus 1:5).


Titus explains how to set new local churches in order. Chapter one calls for Titus to appoint godly elders and reprove false teachers. Chapters two through three explain how believers should engage in good works. The basis for church order is the sound doctrine that God's grace should result in good deeds (1:1; 2:11-13; 3:4-8, 14).

Theme: Promote Church Order


1) By appointing godly leaders (1:1-8)
2) By teaching sound doctrine (1:9)
3) By reproving false teachers (1:10-16)
4) By maintaining good works (2:1 - 3:15)

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The Gospel

Have you heard Christ died for our sins, and God raised Him from the dead? Did you know God saves you from hell and gives you eternal life through faith in this finished work alone, not your merits (Jn. 3:16; 1 Cor. 15:1-3; Eph. 2:8-10; 2 Thess. 1:8-9)? This is so man cannot boast, and God alone gets the glory (Eph. 2:8-9).


The grand purpose of creation is to bring glory and pleasure to God in Christ (Eph. 1:1-10; Rev. 4:11). The gospel of Christ's death and resurrection for our sins, achieves this goal by magnifying God's grace and mercy towards undeserving sinners. The purpose of faithguard, is to glorify God, by defending and confirming the gospel of Jesus Christ.