This Letter to Titus is one of the final letters of Paul. It describes the requirements and duties of both elders and bishops.
RECIPIENTS. Titus. He was a Gentile convert who had served and traveled with Paul. He also served as a faithful emissary to the troubled church in Corinth.
PLACE AND DATE. The exact time and place of writing is unknown.
In approximately 63-64 AD, some time after they had left Timothy behind in Ephesus, Paul and Titus traveled on to Crete.
After a brief stay, Paul left Titus behind to provide leadership for the churches in Crete. Later, Subsequently the apostle wrote this epistle and had it delivered to Titus.
PURPOSE. Paul instructs Titus about what he should do and teach in Crete. A special theme is the role of grace in promoting good works among God’s people.
Titus 1:15. To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
Titus 3:5. he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, (NIV translation)
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