21, 6

Christ’s saving appearance: A commendation for holy living

Titus 3:3 – 8

The persistent question is: What is a proper Christian response in a pagan culture? How are we to respond or react in order to display God’s saving power? This is precisely what Paul continues to answer in his instruction through Titus to the Cretan church (3:1-8).

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Christian Responsibility: A cry for holy living

Titus 2:15 – 3:2

The mission had been stated (1:2-3) as aiming at knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness; the directive was given (1:5) to organize the people under elders so that sound teaching may take root (1:9); the critical need in Crete was particularized (1:10-16); the appeal to Titus was made (2:1) to ensure that sound doctrine bears fruit among people groups; and the enablement for holy living was preached as anchored in the appearing of grace (2:11-14).