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Making Disciples | Titus 2:1-6

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. (Titus 2:1) Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. (Titus 2:2) Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so …

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Identifying False Teachers | Titus 1:10-16

For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach. One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy …

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Living Above Reproach | Titus 1:6-9

if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover …

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Church Elders | Titus 1:5

This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might… appoint elders in every town as I directed you. Titus 1:5 ESV   Given that appointing elders in every town was Paul's primary directive to Titus, it is troublesome that so few of us understand the biblical concept of eldership. In fact, thinking …

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Biblical, Historical, and Practical Arguments for Elder Plurality

This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you. (Titus 1:5 ESV) Given that appointing elders in every town was Paul's primary directive to Titus, it is troublesome that so few of us understand the biblical concept …

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The Hope of Eternal Life | Titus 1:2-4

in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior; To Titus, my true child in a common faith: grace and peace from God the …

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Sent to Serve | Titus 1:1

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness Titus 1:1 ESV   Titus is a short letter written by the apostle Paul to his disciple Titus, who was church planting on the island …

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