Titus

Sequential exposition through the book of Titus: Basic instructions for a growing church.

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.