Lesson 2 of 6
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Outline of Titus

1. Opening (Titus 1:1-4)

In this, the longest opening of any of the three Pastoral Epistles (which include, along with Titus, also 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy), Paul addresses Titus as his “loyal child in the faith.” 

2. Exhortation to Appoint Church Leaders in Crete (Titus 1:5-9)

As Paul’s representative, Titus is to appoint elders (also translated as “presbyters”) in every town in Crete, and the qualifications of a bishop are delineated.

3. Exhortation to Oppose False Teachers and Their Teaching (Titus 1:10-16)

The ordering of the church is important to combat false teachers, whose teaching and conduct are described very briefly.

4. Exhortation to Foster a Christian Ethos (Titus 2:1-10)

Instructions are provided for the conduct of older men and women, young men (for whom Titus is to be a model), young women, and slaves.

5. Life under Grace (Titus 2:11-3:11)

The letter speaks of the transforming power of grace, baptismal regeneration, and how believers should be devoted to good works.

6. Further Instructions to Titus (Titus 3:12-14)

Paul asks Titus to meet him at Nicopolis and gives him various other instructions.

7. Greeting and Benediction (Titus 3:15)

Paul sends greetings from others who are with him, along with a greeting of his own. The letter closes with a benediction.