Lesson 14

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

TITUS

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

C Name the author of the book of Titus.

C Identify to whom the book of Titus was written.

C State the purpose for the book of Titus.

C Write the Key Verse of the book of Titus from memory.

C State the Life and Ministry Principle for the book of Titus.

INTRODUCTION

AUTHOR: Paul

TO WHOM: Titus, a Greek convert and fellow worker with Paul.

PURPOSE: To correct problems and establish proper order in the churches located on the island of Crete.

KEY VERSE: 1:5

LIFE AND MINISTRY PRINCIPLE: Founding a good work is not enough. That work must be established and organized according to the principles of God’s Word.

MAIN CHARACTERS: Paul and Titus. Others mentioned are Artemas, Tychicus, Zenas, and Apollos.

OUTLINE

I. Introduction: 1:1-4

A. From Paul: 1:1-3

1. Servant of God: 1 :1

2. Apostle of Jesus Christ: 1:1-2

3. Minister under appointment: 1:3

B. To Titus: 1:4

II. Purpose: "For this cause left I thee in Crete": 1:5

A. To set things in order.

B. To establish church structure under Paul’s direction.

III. Leaders in the church: 1:6-16

A. Their qualifications: 1:6 – 9:

1. Blameless: 1:6-7

2. The husband of one wife: 1 :6

3. In control of his home with faithful, obedient children: 1 :6

4. A good steward : 1:7

5. Not soon angry: 1 :7

6. Not given to wine : 1:7

7. Not self-willed: 1 :7

8. Not a striker: 1 :7

9. Not given to filthy lucre (money gained by dishonest means ): 1:7

10. A lover of hospitality : 1:8

11. A lover of good men : 1:8

12. Sober: 1:8

13. Just: 1:8

14. Holy : 1:8

15. Temperate : 1:8

16. Doctrinally sound : 1:9

17. Man of the Word: 1 :9

B. The necessity for their qualifications: 1:9-16

1. To be able to reprove erring believers by sound doctrine: 1:9,13

2. These erring believers described: 1:10-16

a. Unruly: 1:10

b. Vain talkers: 1:10

c. Deceivers: 1:10

d. Subvert whole houses: 1:11

e. Teach things for money: 1:11

f. Liars: 1: 1 2

g. Evil beasts: 1: 12

h. Slow bellied: 1:12

i. Not sound doctrinally: 1:13

j. Heed commandments of men that turn from the truth: 1:14

k. Defiled in mind and conscience: 1:15

l. Unbelieving: 1:15

m. Profess to know God, but in works deny Him: 1:16

n. Abominable: 1:16

o. Disobedient: 1:16

p. Unto every good work reprobate (or void of judgment): 1:16

IV. Different classes in the church: 2:1 -3:2

This is the teaching that should be given them (2:1,15)

A. Older men should be: 2 :2

1. Sober.

2. Grave.

3. Temperate.

4. Sound in faith.

5. Charitable.

6. Patient.

B. Older women should be: 2:3-4

1. "Likewise": They should have qualities like those listed for the older

men : 2:3

2. Holy behavior: 2:3

3. Not false accusers: 2 :3

4. Not given to much wine: 2:3

5. Teachers of good things: 2 :3

6. Teachers of the younger women: 2:4

C. Young women should be: 2:4-8

1. Sober: 2:4

2. Lovers of their husbands: 2:4

3. Lovers of their children: 2:4

4. Discreet: 2:5

5. Chaste: 2:5

6. Keepers at home: 2:5

7. Good: 2:5

8. Obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not

blasphemed: 2:5

D. Young men: 2:6

1. "Likewise": They should develop similar qualities as the young women:

2:6

2. Sober minded: 2 :6

E. All classes of believers: 2:7-8

1. A pattern of good works: 2:7

2. Sound doctrine : 2:7

3. Grave: 2:7

4. Sincere: 2:7

5. Sound speech that cannot be condemned: 2 :8

6. Beyond reproach: 2 :8

F. Those in service to masters: 2:9-10

1. Obedient: 2 :9

2. Please their masters: 2 :9

3. Not talking back to them : 2:9

4. Not purloining (stealing): 2:10

5. Shewing good fidelity: 2:10

6. Example of doctrine: 2:10

G. All believers: 2: 11-3:2

1. Deny ungodliness and worldly lusts: 2:12

2. Live soberly: 2:12

3. Live righteously: 2:12

4. Live godly: 2:12

5. Look for the return of Jesus: 2:13

6. Live a redeemed life: 2:14

7. Life a holy life: 2: 14

8. Align himself with God’s people: 2:14

9. Be zealous of good works: 2:14

10. Subject to authorities: 3 :1

11. Ready to every good work: 3:1

12. Speak evil of no man: 3:2

13. Not to be brawlers: 3:2

14. Gentle: 3:2

15. Meek: 3:2

V. Additional instructions for church order: 3:3-11

A. Deal with members on the basis of how God dealt with you: 3:3-7

1. In times past you were: 3:3

a. Foolish.

b. Disobedient.

c. Deceived.

d. Serving divers lusts and pleasures.

e. Living in malice and envy.

f. Hateful.

g. Hating one another.

2. But God loved you despite this and: 3:4-7

a. You were saved by His mercy: 3 :5

b. You were washed clean: 3:5

c. You were regenerated : 3:5

d. You were renewed of the Holy Ghost: 3:5-6

e. You were justified by grace: 3:7

f. You were made heirs of eternal life: 3:7

B. Maintain good, profitable, and necessary works that are fruitful: 3:8,14

C. Avoid these things because they are unprofitable and vain: 3:9

1. Foolish questions.

2. Genealogies.

3. Contentions.

4. Striving about the law .

D. After the first and second admonition of a heretic: 3:10-11

1. Reject him: 3:10

2. Recognize that he is subverted: 3:11

3. Recognize his sin: 3:11

4. Know that he is condemned of himself: 3:11

VI. Conclusion: Personal instructions and greetings: 3:12-15