Sunday

Reading Through The Bible - TITUS







Some Books of the bible are very short and some are very long but this one is one of the shortest.








TITUS  -  NEW TESTAMENT  -  EPISTLE

17th book of the NT 
56th book of the Bible



It starts with a greeting of blessing in ch.1 v 4






I love the blessings pronounced in God's Word and they are still blessings to us as well.




What is it?

The Book of Titus is one of the Epistles in the New Testament which means it is a Letter.



How Long is it?

It has 3 chapters.




When was it Written?

It is generally thought to have been written between 62 to 64 AD



Who Wrote it?

The Apostle PAUL

It is one of his several letters to people and churches included in the New Testament.


It laid out teaching about Jesus 



 

and advice for all Christians 



going on to explain that salvation is not obtained by us but is given through God's mercy



 




Who was it Written to?


It was written to Titus as we see in chapter 1 v 4 

 "To Titus, a true son in our common faith:"


Titus was a younger man known and respected by the Apostle Paul and given responsibility for leading the church at Crete.




Why was it Written? 

It was written as instruction to Titus as he lead the church at Crete


The Overview Bible  tells us the following

"Paul advises Titus on how to lead orderly, counter-cultural churches on the island of Crete."

and


Teach Sunday School  tells us the following

"Titus was a young pastor being put in charge of the churches at Crete.  Paul wrote to encourage him and addressed some of the same problems with leading a church as he addressed with Timothy, his young disciple."




How does it end?



With a reminder of the Hope all Christians have




and

with greetings to Titus from others with Paul, and to others in Crete and a short blessing in
 chapter 3 v 15

   " All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith.

Grace be with you all. Amen."




















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