Book: Titus

Pastoral Restraints

Titus 2:7-8

by Alan Sherban

Paul's instructions to Titus shift away from different age groups in the local church, and land directly upon the young pastor himself. The character of the main teaching pastor of the local church is to be exemplary in every respect.

Younger Men Living Under Restraint

Titus 2:6

by Alan Sherban

Paul's instruction to Titus concerning the young men in the church is slightly different from the other age groups, yet it comes with a great and noble task - to be a model of good works by living a life restrained by the truth of Scripture.

Sound Teaching for Pure Younger Women

Titus 2:4-5

by Alan Sherban

The fruit of sound doctrine in the church should also yield a kind of purity in younger women which is manifest in their marriage, in their family, and in their occupational pursuits.

Sound Teaching for Holy Women, Part 1

Titus 2:3-4

by Alan Sherban

Paul indicates that there are certain characteristics which sound doctrine produces in the lives of the women of the church. And the purpose of such holiness in the women of the church is so that the whole congregation might have a glimpse of what a beautiful life worthy of the glory of Christ looks like.

Sound Teaching for Holy Older Men

Titus 2:2

by Alan Sherban

In Titus 2:2-10, Paul provided Titus with a practical description of what healthy doctrine should yield in the lives of those in the congregation. The first group of people he addressed are the older men, who ought to provide a visible goal of what Christian maturity is.

What is Sound Doctrine?

Titus 2:1-15

by Alan Sherban

One of Paul's primary instructions to Titus concerns that which he was to teach to the congregations in Crete. His teaching was to always be that which yields spiritual health in those who hear it -- which is what sound doctrine is.

True Elders Guard Against False Teaching

Titus 1:9-16

by Alan Sherban

False teaching not only abounded in the first generation of the church on the island of Crete, but it also can be found in every age of the church until Christ returns. To protect his people from the dangers of false doctrine, the Lord of the Church has provided elders who will be qualified both in character and in doctrine.

Gender Roles in the Church

Titus 1:6

by Alan Sherban

Scripture indicates that men and women are equally effective as servants of Christ within the church, yet the Lord has revealed that the leadership office of elder is one which only men may hold.

Qualified Leadership

Titus 1:5-9

by Alan Sherban

Leaders in the local church must exhibit certain character qualifications both in and out of the home. This is Christ's design for the purpose of effective teaching of his Word.

Authority and Leadership in the Church

Titus 1:6

by Alan Sherban

Where does authority in the local church belong? Do elders have authority over the congregation, or should we think of them in some other way?

Correction for the Local Church

Titus 1:5

by Alan Sherban

Paul gives two reasons why Titus was left on Crete, and the first was so that he could put in order that which remained in the local churches on the island.

Local Church 101, Part 2

Titus 1:1-4

by Alan Sherban

Paul introduces his letter to Titus and wastes no ink in so doing: as he writes his salutation he essentially describes the character of the local church.

Local Church 101, Part 1

Titus 1:1

by Alan Sherban

Paul introduces his letter to Titus and wastes no ink in so doing: as he writes his salutation he essentially describes the character of the local church.