Christian duty amidst relationships: A conservation for holy living
Titus 3:9 – 11
As we come towards the end of this short but very significant letter, we are reminding ourselves how we have seen again and again that this letter is evangelistic. It is Paul’s instruction through Titus to the church in Crete then and the church today, how to win the world around it by its own purity. The church’s evangelistic effort is in such a ways that all testimony to the world is built on how the church handles relationships.
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).
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).