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Authorship and Origin:This letter, like I and II Timothy is a 'Pastor to Pastor' letter. These letters were from Paul to church leaders addressing problems such as how to deal with heresies, conduct befitting church leaders, and doctrinal issues. Written probably around 63 A.D. to 67 A.D., Paul was probably in prison or just recently released from a Roman prison and has heard of continued problems that he must address.
Overview and Significant sectionsPaul salutes Titus (a Greek) who is in charge of the church at Crete. He then talk about various problems in the church there. The natives of Crete have a bad reputation, and so sound teaching is important to promote sensible behavior amoung followers of 'The Way'.
- Salutation: 1:1-16
- On Sound Doctrine 2:1-14
- On Christian Conduct 3:1-11
- Final Instructions & Benediction: 3:12-15
For more detailed study:
Read Chapter 1. (the entire book is available here.)
The Concise Matthew Henry Commentary on this book.
bible.org study of this book.
the World Wide Study Bible has Dictionary, Commentary, Scripture and sermons available on this book.