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Titus Chapter 1:1-3

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness,in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began.

Titus 1:1-3
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Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness,
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in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,
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but has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior;
  1. Who was Paul an Apostle of?
    Titus 1:1
    Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness,
  2. What is our hope?
    Titus 1:2
    in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,
  3. When did God promise this hope?
    Titus 1:2
    in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,
  4. At what time, was the promise of eternal life manifested (brought to light)?
    Titus 1:3
    but has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior;

TitusChapter1:4-9

Appoint elders in every town as I directed you—if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.

Titus 1:4-9
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To Titus, a true son in our common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.
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For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you;
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if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination.
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For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,
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but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled,
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holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
  1. How did Paul view Titus?
    Titus 1:4
    To Titus, a true son in our common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.
  2. Why did Paul leave Titus in Crete?
    Titus 1:5
    For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you;
  3. For what purpose did Paul tell Titus to appoint elders in every city, on the Island of Crete?
    Titus 1:5
    For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you;
  4. How does Paul describe the character, and the family, of a qualified elder?
    Titus 1:6-7
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    if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination.
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    For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,
  5. To be above reproach, what attitudes and behaviors must an overseer not have?
    Titus 1:7
    For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,
  6. What other qualities must an overseer have?
    Titus 1:8
    but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled,
  7. What must he hold firm to?
    Titus 1:9
    holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
  8. What must an overseer be able to do, to those who contradict?
    Titus 1:9
    holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.

TitusChapter1:10-16

For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers.They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.

Titus 1:10-16
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For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,
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whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain.
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One of them, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."
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This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
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not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth.
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To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.
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They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.
  1. How does Paul describe many insubordinate men?
    Titus 1:10
    For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,
  2. Why must they be silenced?
    Titus 1:11
    whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain.
  3. What motivates insubordinate men, who upset whole families, to teach what they should not teach?
    Titus 1:11
    whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain.
  4. What are we not to give heed to?
    Titus 1:14
    not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth.
  5. What do insubordinate men turn to, that makes them turn away from the truth?
    Titus 1:14
    not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth.
  6. Who do these insubordinate men profess to know?
    Titus 1:16
    They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.
  7. How do they deny God?
    Titus 1:16
    They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.