Titus 3:8-15 (Conclusion)

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Tit 3:8:          What is the trustworthy statement to which Paul refers in this verse?  See Tit 3:3-7 and note that this is one of the five “faithful words” Paul mentions in these pastoral epistles (see also 1 Tim 1:15, 3:1, 4:9 and 2 Tim 2:11).  What are “these things” about which he wants Titus to speak confidently? …

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Titus 2:1-5 (The Things Fitting For Sound Doctrine)

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Tit 2:1-2     Why was it so important that Titus proclaim to the Cretans the things fitting for sound doctrine?  See Tit 1:10-13.  Is there any less need for sound doctrine today?  Along what lines does Paul organize the teaching with which Titus is to establish the people in sound doctrine?  See Tit 2:2,3,4,6,9.  How old…

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Titus 1:1-4 (Introduction)

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Introduction: Following Paul’s release from his first Roman imprisonment around 62 a.d. he visited Asia and Macedonia as planned (Philemon 1:22, Phil 2:24, 1 Tim 1:3).  Around this same time he also made a missionary trip with Titus to Crete where he had briefly stopped off on his imprisoned journey to Rome (Acts 27:7-9).  Titus had…

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Introduction to the Pastoral Epistles

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Pastorals The pastoral epistles consist of Paul’s two letters to Timothy and his letter to Titus.  They are grouped together because of similar teaching, similar phrases and other language, and similar time of composition.  They have been termed the “pastoral” epistles because of their pointed instruction to those who would succeed the apostle Paul in…

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