- a. One who is not free, who
has a master, and who works and serves him without pay
- a. We recognize the truth of
God, agree with it, and live it. b. The result of this is godliness and
piety for God.
- a. He must be hospitable; a lover
of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, and self-controlled. b. He
should be able to convince, exhort, and correct those who contradict the
word of God.
- a. The Jews and upholders of
the Law and circumcision who attempted to lead the church. b. These Jewish
leaders were taking advantage of the Cretans for their own gain. They
justified it by claiming the Cretans were corrupt people so therefore they
deserved it. c. He was to rebuke them strongly and teach them to speak
sound doctrine in love and holiness.
- The pure look for the pure or
good in all people.
- a. Their works and conduct to
not honor God or obey b. No, they are not representatives of God.
- Stable and upright teaching
that follows God’s word and will. (This is what follows in the next
- Titus was not only to teach
the doctrines but to live it by example.
- Sound speech is that which
makes is pure, true, and uncorrupted.
- The grace which brings
salvation is available to all classes of people.
- Grace teaches us to live
soberly, righteously, and godly in this present age.
- This grace is our opportunity
to sanctify ourselves and obey God’s will. It is simply the time we
have now to get right with God before Jesus returns.
- Yes, we should obey them and
be prepared for any good work.
- a. God chose to save us. b.
We were in sin doing no good works. God chose to save us from our sinful
nature (vs. 3). c. God poured out the Holy Spirit to renew and regenerate
- a. Since the Holy Spirit has
been poured out on us we must be careful to maintain good works. b.
Obeying the Spirit will make us an heir of eternal life (vs. 7) and help
us live at peace with people (vs. 8).
- a. We should give him a
couple of chances to abandon his course and error. b. He should be
separated from the church.