Titus 1–2

Background:

The book of Titus is a letter written by Paul, addressed specifically to Titus, whom we know Paul considers his “true son in the faith.” In this letter, Paul gives Titus carte-blanche authority to establish church leadership “in every city” on the island of Crete, where “in every city” meant that each of the different house churches in each city would have its own leaders. The wisdom in Paul’s words to Titus on how best to select church elders and leaders, the reasons for doing so, and the sound doctrinal teaching intended to encourage believers still reverberates through Christ’s church today. The “wins” in this small book are clear: a church that teaches and preaches sound doctrine will, by God’s grace, see fruit in the lives of its people.

Memory Verse:

“He gave His life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us His very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.” (Titus 2:14, NLT)

Reflection:

Paul urged Timothy to fully carry out the ministry God has given him. What ministry has God given you? Are you fully carrying it out?