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2016 November 15

Christ Taking Leave of his Mother (c. 1515-1520)
Cornelis Engebrechtz (c. 1462 - 1527)
Early Netherlandish Style
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     Explanation: In Titus 2, Paul commands Titus to teach behavior which is compatible with sound doctrine. Older men, older women, younger women, and younger men all have duties which are compatible with their station in life. Titus must be a model of good works. And he must teach with integrity and dignity which no one can gainsay. Servants are to be submissive to their masters. They should not be argumentative; and they should not steal (1-10).
     The grace of God brought salvation to us, and it teaches us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives while we wait for Jesus to return. He has redeemed us from all lawlessness and is purifying a people of his own, zealous for good works. Titus must declare these things, he must exhort, and he must rebuke with all authority. He must let no one disregard him (11-15). ]
     [Sermons: Dominic Smart. William Still. Various. ]
     [Illustration: Today's painting is an imagined scene in which Christ departs from his mother as his crucifixion draws near. In his ministry he had faced danger, dullness of understanding, and doctrinal misinterpretation of Scripture. Titus, as Paul mentioned in today's chapter, faced much the same struggle, particularly in his fight against doctrinal error and unchristian behavior. Paul urged him to exercise his Christ-given authority and to let no one despise him. ]


          [THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Titus 2: Titus 1:11, 15-16; Titus 1:7; Ephesians 5:3; Isaiah 9:2; Colossians 1:26; 2 Timothy 1:9-10; 1 Corinthians 11:32; Hebrews 12:6-7; Romans 8:24; Galatians 5:5; Colossians 1:5; 1 Timothy 4:12. ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


Gospel Harmony - Summary. | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine. | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible. |

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF). | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF).

*** For Additional word studies use one of the Greek Interlinear Bibles below. ***

Mounce Interlinear. Bible Hub Greek Interlinear. Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible.

Book Outline:

1. How to Choose Proper Elders (Titus 1:1 - Titus 1:9 ) - 62 A.D. Nicopolis
2. What to Teach (Titus 1:10 - Titus 3:15) - 62 A.D. Nicopolis

Titus 2

2. What to Teach (Titus 1:10 - Titus 3:15) - 62 A.D. Nicopolis

     1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: 2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. 3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. 6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. 7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, 8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. 9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; 10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
     11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

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