THE BOOK:

TITUS

(Titus 3:1-7)

Here are some suggested memory verses:

Titus 1:5

Titus 1:15

Titus 1:16

Titus 2:1

Titus 3:1

Titus 3:5

Titus 3:8

Titus 3:9

Titus 3:10,11

Titus 3:14

Try to learn one verse each week for a month.


 I. Author - Apostle Paul

II. Book

    A. probably written after temporary release from prison AD 60/1

    B. possible timeline

        1. writes first letter to Timothy

        2. travels to Crete; leaves Titus - Titus 1:5

        3. goes on to Asia and Greece

        4. writes letter to Titus

    B. to Titus

        1. Titus

            a. Gentile convert from early days in Antioch - Gal. 2:1

            b. with Paul on third journey - 2 Cor. 2:13; 7:6; 8:6; 12:18

            c. trusted - 2 Tim. 4:10

        2. in Crete - many problems in congregation

            a. from their lifestyle - Titus 1:12,13

            b. from Jewish teachers - Titus 1:10-14

    C. purpose

        1. although we are not saved by good works - Titus 3:5

        2. we still need to have a certain lifestyle - Titus 3:8

III. Message - sound doctrine (Titus 2:1)

    A. We must shun the bad - Titus 2:11,12

        1. older men - Titus 2:2

        2. older women - Titus 2:3

        3. young women - Titus 2:4,5

        4. young men - Titus 2:6-8

        5. bondslaves - Titus 2:9,10

        6. all - Titus 2:11,12

    B. We must seek the good - Titus 2:13-15

        1. to not be detestable, disobedient and worthless - Titus 1:16

        2. as examples of good deeds - Titus 2:7

        3. zealous of good deeds - Titus 2:14

        4. ready for good deeds - Titus 3:1

        5. engage in good deeds

            a. to be good and profitable - Titus 3:8

            b. to meet pressing needs and not be unfruitful - Titus 3:14