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J. Sidlow Baxter - The same kind of urgent interest clings around this letter to Titus as we have found in the two letters to Timothy. The Lord's return is in view (Titus 2:11-15). Paul's sense of responsibility is strong upon him as his own ministry nears its end (Titus 1:3). The progress of the Gospel is endangered by "unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers" (Titus 1:10). Titus was a Greek, and one of Paul's own converts. He had proved himself a loyal and zealous co-worker, and was very dear to the apostle (Gal 2:3; Tit 1:4; 2 Co 2:13; 7:6; 8:1-6,16,17). At the time when Paul wrote this epistle to him Titus was in the island of Crete. No account of Paul's own visit has been preserved for us; but he had evidently gone there, taking Titus, whom he afterward left there to consolidate the work, and constitute the Christian "assemblies" there on an orderly basis. The little epistle was written about the same time as 1 Timothy. It has much in common with the two epistles to Timothy, but it strikes a different emphasis. In 1 and 2 Timothy the emphasis is on doctrine: in Titus it is on good works. First Timothy is a charge. Second Timothy is a challenge. The epistle to Titus is a caution - a strong and urgent reminder that sound faith must be accompanied by good works. The doctrine must be adorned by doing. These three "Pastoral" epistles are really a trinity in unity, exhorting us to "guard" the precious "deposit" of the Gospel. In 1 Timothy we are to protect it. In 2 Timothy we are to proclaim it. In Titus we are to practice it....High doctrine with low conduct is intolerable to New Testament Christianity. Notice the threefold incentive in this chapter - first a reminder of what we once were (Titus 3:3), second, the wonder of our conversion (Titus 3:4-6), third, our now being "heirs of eternal life" (Titus 3:7). Somehow as we ponder this short but weighty note to Titus, we have an uneasy feeling that all too many of us modern Christians live far below its simply worded but searching standards. Although there is a transparent courtesy about it, there is a plainspoken directness which goes straight to inner motives, and a simple forthrightness concerning Christian conduct which shames our polite modern evasions. Oh, we have much need to linger often among the purifying paragraphs of this little letter. We may well spill tears of joy over some, and tears of contrition over others. Remember again, our Saviour "gave Himself for us" on awful Calvary, "that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a people for His own possession, zealous of good works." How the sinnings of Christians, then, must hurt Him! Read Titus again for a lesson in practical Christlikeness. Thank God, if its final injunction is "Maintain good works" (verse 14), its final benediction shows how to do it: "Grace be with you all." (Explore the Book)

Henrietta Mears - This is a personal letter written by the apostle Paul to a young minister whom he had left on Crete. Like the Timothy correspondence, the letter to Titus is practical and discusses the everyday problems confronted by a young church leader. The importance of good works is stressed in this epistle. Not that we are saved by good works, but that we are saved for good works. Here also God presents His ideal for the Church and its officers and members. The epistle to Titus was written by Paul. Titus was bishop of Crete, a hard post (see Titus 1:12–13). Paul had given Titus a difficult task before, that of settling the differences at Corinth and tactfully persuading the Church to do the right thing in the matter of divisiveness. Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians shows how successful Titus was in this mission. Titus was a Gentile. No doubt he was one of Paul’s converts during the early years of the apostle’s ministry. He accompanied Paul and Barnabas to Jerusalem 17 years after Paul’s conversion. When Paul heard that Apollos was about to go to Crete, he took the opportunity to send this letter to Titus (see Titus 3:13). It is full of practical advice to the young pastor, giving him directions for church administration and warning him against the heretics of his day. He asks Titus to come to him and to report about the condition of the church on the island. Although this is a personal letter, it undoubtedly was meant to be read to the church also. The letter is very much like Paul’s first letter to Timothy, being written about the same time and dealing with the same subjects.

James Van Dine - Sound doctrine, applied and promoted by spiritual leadership, produces good works unto the adorning of the gospel of Christ....Paul’s greeting adds “servant” to the usual “apostle” thus making the focal point of his service the preaching of the Word. Sound doctrine will be the basis for Titus’ instruction, which has a view to a life of good works (cf. Titus 1:9; 2:1, 10)....The theme of good works ties this letter together (Titus 1:16; 2:7, 14; 3:1, 8, 14). When the assembly is properly ordered (1:5) and dutifully instructed (1:9) then good works will be promoted and Jesus Christ will be glorified....Good works can never be divorced from sound doctrine, and sound doctrine must be held and promulgated by sound leadership.

Charles Swindoll - Many churches today focus more on the form of their worship—music styles, lighting, and building designs—than they do on the content of the faith they mean to proclaim. And while the form of a church’s worship is vital to reaching its community for Christ, without a firm base of sound doctrine, the church will lay its foundation in shifting and sinking sand. Make doctrine a priority in your own life, as well as encouraging it in your churches. Nothing is more significant than a solid foundation in Christ. Nothing is more motivational than grace to live a life of good deeds. (Titus)

J Vernon McGee - 

THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH: Here is a fine picture of the New Testament church in its full-orbed realization in the community as an organization. Many boast today that they belong to a New Testament church. In this epistle is found the measuring rod. The ideal church is one that has an orderly organization, is sound in doctrine, pure in life, and “ready to every good work” (Titus 3:1).

THE RETURN OF CHRIST: In the first two epistles that Paul wrote (1 and 2 Thessalonians), the return of Christ is a great pulsing hope. This has led some critics to say that Paul believed this only when he was young and that he changed when he became more mature. However, in this epistle to Titus, one of his last, the blessed hope still possesses the soul of this intrepid pioneer of faith, “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour, Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13+). The word for “looking” (prosdechomai) has the root meaning of entertaining. This is the hope that occupied the guest chamber in the heart of Paul during all of his life, beginning at the Damascus Road and going on to the Appian Way.

Hiebert - ALTHOUGH one of Paul's intimate friends, Titus is never mentioned in the Acts. All that we know of him must be gathered from the references to him in the Pauline epistles. His name occurs only thirteen times in the New Testament, nine times in 2 Corinthians. Yet these scanty notices give us an attractive picture of the young man to whom Paul addressed the Epistle to Titus. He is seen to be one of Paul's devoted companions and a capable and trusted worker for the Lord. It is a testimony to Paul's practical wisdom and foresight that he drew into association with himself such young men as Titus and Timothy in the work of the Gospel.

Titus - 13x in 12v - 2 Co. 2:13; 2 Co. 7:6; 2 Co. 7:13; 2 Co. 7:14; 2 Co. 8:6; 2 Co. 8:16; 2 Co. 8:23; 2 Co. 12:18; Gal. 2:1; Gal. 2:3; 2 Tim. 4:10; Tit. 1:4

The Purpose of Titus
1. Authorization.

One of the purposes of the epistle was to provide Titus with the needed written authorization for his work on Crete. Paul was aware that, having been left there as his representative, Titus would encounter opposition in carrying out the instructions given him. Some would despise him, as implied in the admonition, "Let no man despise thee" (2:15b). Others would openly reject him. This may be assumed from the explicit statement at the opening of the epistle that he had been left there to order the affairs of the churches (1:5), as well as from Paul's strong words about the false teachers: "whose mouths must be stopped" (1:11). The epistle, then, was intended to strengthen Titus personally and to arm him with apostolic authorization for his work "by placing in his hand written instructions to which he might be able to appeal, whenever the occasion should arise, in proof that he was not acting arbitrarily, but in accordance with positive Apostolic directions." 

2. Instruction.

The epistle was further intended to provide Titus with specific instructions concerning his work in the churches. He is enjoined to appoint elders in the various churches who have the necessary moral and doctrinal qualifications (1:6-9), and this is urged as all the more important in view of the work of the false teachers there (1:10-16). He is also urged to insist on the need for sound teaching and a high type of moral living on the part of Christians (2:1-10; 3:1-3). This demand for consistent Christian living must be grounded in a personal faith in the basal truths of the Gospel (2:11-14; 3:4-8).

3. Information.

The epistle also served to impart information to Titus personally. It served as Paul's message of commendation and instruction to him concerning Zenas and Apollos (3:13). It further informed Titus of Paul's decision to spend the winter at Nicopolis (3:12). Zahn lists nine cities by that name in various parts of the Roman world, commemorating some victory. The Nicopolis Paul had reference to was located on the western shores of Greece, in the ancient Epirus. The city was founded by Augustus as a memorial of the victory over Mark Anthony at Actium. The letter also served to notify Titus that Paul was planning on sending either Artemas or Tychicus to replace him and that he wished for Titus to join him at Nicopolis. (An Introduction to the New Testament)

Key Words -- Key Words -- see importance of key words - learn how to mark key words and the associated discipline of how to interrogate them with 5W/H questions. Practice "interrogating" key words as well as term of conclusion (therefore), term of explanation (for), terms of purpose or result (so that, in order that, that, as a result), terms of contrast (but, yet), expressions of time (including thenuntil, after) and terms of comparison (like, as). You will be amazed at how your Teacher, the Holy Spirit, will illuminate your understanding, a spiritual blessing that will grow the more you practice! Be diligent! Consider the "5P's" - Pause to Ponder the Passage then Practice it in the Power of the Spirit. See also inductive Bible study  - observation (Observe With a Purpose), Interpretation (Keep Context KingRead LiterallyCompare Scripture with ScriptureConsult Conservative Commentaries), and then be a doer of the Word with Application. Do not overlook "doing the word" for if you do you are deluding yourself, and are just a "smarter sinner," but not more like the Savior! As Jesus said "blessed are those who hear the word of God, and observe it." (Lk 11:28+, cf James 1:22+), 

Savior (God our Savior, Jesus our Savior, Christ our Savior) - Titus 1:3 Titus 1:4 Titus 2:10 Titus 2:13 Titus 3:4 Titus 3:6

Grace - Titus 1:4 Titus 2:11 Titus 3:7 Titus 3:15

Sound - Titus 1:9 Titus 1:13 Titus 2:1 Titus 2:2 Titus 2:8

Doctrine - Titus 1:9 Titus 2:1 Titus 2:7 Titus 2:10

Good Deeds (5x out of 12 NT uses) - Titus 2:7 Titus 2:14 Titus 3:1 Titus 3:8 Titus 3:14 contrast the deeds in Titus 1:16

Teach - Titus 1:9 Titus 1:11 Titus 2:3

Word - Titus 1:3, Titus 1:9, Titus 2:5

Faith  - Titus 1:1 Titus 1:4 Titus 1:13 Titus 2:2 Titus 2:10 Titus 3:15 (most refer to "the faith" - the Gospel they believed). Compare "faithful Word" (Titus 1:9) and "Trustworthy (faithful") statement (Titus 3:8)

John MacArthur - Several major themes repeat themselves throughout Titus. They include: work(s) (Titus 1:16; 2:7,14; 3:1,5,8,14); soundness in faith and doctrine (Titus 1:4,9,13; 2:1,2,7,8,10; 3:15); and salvation (Titus 1:3,4; 2:10,13; 3:4,6). (Introduction)

William Orr - Key to Titus


Writer is the Apostle Paul; the place, Macedonia about A.D. 65.

Titus was one of Paul's trusted helpers. He was a Greek, possibly a native of Syrian Antioch. He was used largely in Paul's ministry to Corinth (II Corinthians 2:13; 7:6; 8:23). Evidently on Paul's release from his first Roman imprisonment, Titus joined him. Soon Paul left him to stay in Crete (Titus 1:5) while he, Paul, went on to Macedonia. While in Macedonia Paul wrote this letter along with the first letter to Timothy. We last hear of Titus (II Timothy 4:10) as Paul sends him to minister to the churches in Dalmatia (N.W. coast of Greece).


This book has much in common with I Timothy. The subject matter is the work of the pastor. Titus was charged to ordain elders, and to train the constituency. There is perhaps a twofold application:

  • first to correct churches grown careless as to the truth of GOD; then,
  • second, to correct churches who had become lax as to the order of GOD's house.

Here is the divine order for churches of all times.


The qualifications and functions of an elder (1); the pastoral work of a true elder (2; 3).


It is possible that the church in Crete was founded by one of the converts from the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:11). Also, it is implied that Paul himself had visited and evangelized on the island.

The Cretians were thought to be akin to the Philistines. They were daring sailors and famous bowmen but with a very bad moral reputation. In Paul's day many Jews lived there. The degree of civilization in Crete was not too high. One of their own poets called them "liars, evil beasts, slow bellies." But Paul felt sure the power of the Gospel could transform lives there too.

Evidently Paul did not purpose that Titus should settle down permanently in Crete but that he might be relieved by either Artemas or Tychicus, for he instructs Titus to meet him at Nicopolis (Titus 3:12) where he intended to winter. 


  1. The terms "Elder" and "Bishop" are synonymous. One emphasizes the person and the other the office. Very strict and rigid qualifications are required, for this is a most important office in the Church of the living GOD.
  2. The problem of false teachers is again dealt with (Titus 1:10-16) with the term "whole houses" meaning whole churches. The mouths of the unruly and deceivers were to be stopped by a vigorous proclamation of the truth.
  3. Strong emphasis is given here on "good works," not as a means of salvation, but as an evidence. (See Titus 2:7; 2:14; 3:1; 3:8). The power of beautiful lives is shown to be a complete answer to the critics of the Gospel Titus (2:8).
  4. Here is the place in the New Testament where the rapture of the church is spoken of as "the blessed hope" (Titus 2:11-14), and is a compelling motive for godly living.
  5. The "genealogies" referred to evidently concerned false teachers seeking to prove Davidic lineage, or to claim kinship with CHRIST.

7. KEY: Put yourself in Titus' place as a pastor laboring under difficult circumstances. This letter is instruction from your teacher.

Myer Pearlman - Theme:

The Epistle to Titus follows that of I Timothy in order of composition. After writing the last-named Epistle, Paul sailed with Titus to Crete where he left him to set in order the unorganized churches. Titus, a heathen by birth (Galatians 2:3), was probably one of Paul’s converts (Titus 1:4). He was present with the apostle at the council at Jerusalem (Acts 15), where, in spite of the insistence of the Judaizers, Paul refused to circumcise him (Galatians 2:3). The apostle had great confidence in him and entrusted him with important missions (II Corinthians 7:6, 7, 13-16; II Corinthians 8:16-24).

Knowing that the untrustworthy and vicious character of the Cretians and the presence of false teachers would render his task a difficult one, Paul wrote Titus a letter to instruct and encourage him in his duties. The Epistle is short, containing only three chapters, but it compresses in a short compass a large amount of instruction embracing doctrine, morals and discipline. Martin Luther said of it: “This is a short Epistle, but such a quintessence of Christian doctrine, and composed in such a manner that it contains all that is needful for Christian knowledge and life.”

We shall sum up the theme as follows:

  • The organizing of a true church of Christ;
  • An appeal to the church to be true to Christ.

Charles Ryrie - OUTLINE OF TITUS 
 I.  Opening Greetings, Titus 1:1-4 
II.  Elders in the Church, Titus 1:5-9 
   A.  Their Desirability, Titus 1:5 
   B.  Their Qualifications, Titus 1:6-9 
III.  Offenders in the Church, Titus 1:10-16 
IV.  Operation of the Church, Titus 2:1-3:11 
   A.  Duties of the Minister, Titus 2:1-10 
   B.  Living in Response to God's Grace, Titus 2:11-15 
   C.  Demonstration of Good Works, Titus 3:1-11 
      1.  In relation to governments, Titus 3:1 
      2.  In relation to all people, Titus 3:2-8 
      3.  In relation to false teachers, Titus 3:9-11 
V.  Personal Messages and Greetings, Titus 3:12-15 



Bruce Hurt, M.D.

Literal, conservative, millennial, evangelical perspective

Titus Commentary
The New Testament for English Readers

(Read his fascinating brief biography - Henry Alford and Phil Johnson's related comments)

James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament...though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works).

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (see his comments in following entry on Alford).

Editorial Note: If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than the following work by Alford, because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the "The Greek New Testament" is longer (e.g., English version of 1John = 66 pages compared to Greek version = 94 pages in part because the latter includes comments of more technical nature), the substance of the commentary is otherwise similar to that found in the "NT for English Readers".

Titus Commentary
The Greek Testament

James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols.). Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev. 20 and has a famous quote there, is strong on sovereign election as in Ro 8:29, 30 and 1Pe 1:2, but, unfortunately, holds to baptismal regeneration in such texts as Titus 3:5 and John 3:5. He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

John Piper writes ""When I’m stumped with a...grammatical or syntactical or logical [question] in Paul, I go to Henry Alford. Henry Alford...comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions."

Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. What I have said of his Greek Testament applies equally to Alford’s New Testament for English Readers,* which is also a standard work." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

Mp3, Study Guide, Study Notes

This material is very helpful if you are preaching or teaching through Titus. 

Click for Mp3's of Lessons on Titus

  1. Titus 1:1-4 – study 1  39:26
  2. Titus 1:5-9 – study 2  42:53
  3. Titus 1:10-16 – study 3  43:34
  4. Titus 2:1-10 – study 4  43:27
  5. Titus 2:11-15  – study 5  41:05
  6. Titus 3:1-7 – study 6  41:04
  7. Titus 3:8-11 – study 7  41:06
  8. Titus 3:12-15 – study 8 41:35

Titus Teacher Notes

Titus Lecture Notes - note used to prepare the "Teacher Notes" - includes comments, illustrations, etc

Commentary in Pdf

Recommended Resource

Daily Study Bible
Commentary on Titus

James Rosscup: This is a lucid and well-organized exposition of the epistles with many helpful lists on different facets of truth John can have in mind at different points as on “light” and “darkness” in 1 John 1:5. There is stimulating background material and warm application. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works).

D Edmond Hiebert - Prints the author's own translation. A series of popular studies whose strong point is word study. Contains good illustrative material. Part of the author's interpretation follows a liberal position. Barclay holds that Christ's descent into Hades gave those who there heard Him a second chance.

Comment: I appreciate Barclay's unique insights on Greek words, but clearly his teaching about a "second chance" is NOT sound doctrine! Be an Acts 17:11 Berean with Barclay. See discussion of his orthodoxy especially the article "The Enigmatic William Barclay".

Commentary Notes on Titus

James Rosscup writes that Barnes "includes 16 volumes on the Old Testament, 11 on the New Testament. The New Testament part of this old work was first published in 1832–1851. Various authors contributed. It is evangelical and amillennial...Often the explanations of verses are very worthwhile." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

C H Spurgeon "Albert Barnes is a learned and able divine, but his productions are unequal in value, the gospels are of comparatively little worth, but his other comments are extremely useful for Sunday-school teachers and persons with a narrow range of reading, endowed with enough good sense to discriminate between good and evil....Placed by the side of the great masters, Barnes is a lesser light, but taking his work for what it is and professes to be, no minister can afford to be without it, and this is no small praise for works which were only intended for Sunday-school teachers." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

Sermon Notes on Titus
Calvary Chapel, Murrieta

Titus Commentary Notes
Gnomon of the New Testament

Spurgeon comments on the goal to make Bengel's Gnomon (listed above) more accessible -- "Such is the professed aim of this commentary, and the compilers have very fairly carried out their intentions. The whole of Bengel’s Gnomon is bodily transferred into the work, and as 120 years have elapsed since the first issue of that book, it may be supposed that much has since been added to the wealth of Scripture exposition; the substance of this has been incorporated in brackets, so as to bring it down to the present advanced state of knowledge. We strongly advise the purchase of this book, as it...will well repay an attentive perusal. Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely...to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament" (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

F W Farrar writes that Bengel's "Gnomon is a mine of priceless gems. It contains sentence after sentence exquisitely terse and finished, and throbbing with spiritual light. Few writers have so admirably succeeded in expressing in a few words the inmost purpose of each of the Epistles. A generation crowded with writers whose theology abounded in mutual anathemas is yet redeemed from the charge of sterility which has produced such a theologian as Bengel. His work must continue to have its value so long as men can recognise the richest fruits of a noble intellect, a pure spirit, and a blameless life. "Lord Jesus, unto Thee I live, unto Thee I suffer, unto Thee I die; Thine I am, living or dying." These words were repeated to him in his last moments, and on hearing them he pointed with his right hand to his heart, and fell asleep in peace." (Amen!) (History of Interpretation: Eight Lectures Preached Before the University of Oxford in the Year 1885).

John Wesley said of Bengel "I know of no commentator on the Bible equal to Bengel" and referred to him as "The great light of the Christian world."

Titus Commentary Notes
The Critical English Testament

Similar to above but less Greek

C H Spurgeon wrote that Bengel's NT commentary "is the Scholar's delight! Bengel condensed more matter into a line than can be extracted from pages of other writers."

James Rosscup writes "This work (Gnomon), originally issued in 1742, has considerable comment on the Greek, flavoring the effort with judicious details about the spiritual life. It has much that helps, but has been surpassed by many other commentaries since its day." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Joseph Exell, Editor

Multiple Resources from Various Older Writings

Sermon Notes on Titus
Edgewood Baptist Church


D Edmond Hiebert - Westminster Commentaries. London: Methuen & Co. (1917). A concise, conservative, phrase-by-phrase interpretation by a missionary in India who understands the positions of Timothy and Titus in the light of his own missionary experience.

Commentary on Titus

James Rosscup - Calvin was not only a great theologian but also a great expositor, and his insight into Scripture contributed to his grasp of doctrinal truth. His commentaries are deep in spiritual understanding, usually helpful on problem passages, and refreshing in a devotional sense to the really interested reader. He usually offers good help on a passage. The present work skips Judges, Ruth, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, II and III John and Revelation. Calvin is amillennial on long-range prophecy, but in other respects usually has very contributive perception on passages and doctrinal values edifying to the believer. He also can be very wordy, but the serious and patient glean much. 

D Edmond Hiebert - Valuable for insights into Reformation day views.

Commentary Notes on Titus
A. E. Humphreys

D Edmond Hiebert - The introduction adequately treats the critical problems from a conservative position. Full and informative notes on the text; valuable appendixes.


D Edmond Hiebert - Greek text. The introductions provide a satisfactory study of the problems connected with the Pastorals from a conservative viewpoint. The exegetical notes on the text of the epistles are thorough, thoughtful, and scholarly.

Cyril Barber - This....1886 commentary from the Cambridge Greek Testament series readily interacts with critical issues raised by the publication of the NT texts of Tischendorf and Tregelles. Plummer then treats these letters in a most commendable way, providing some unique insights into the thought of the apostle and the nuances of the original text. (The Minister's Library, Volume 2)

James Rosscup writes "Though old, this is a good study from the Greek text which will be helpful in any more advanced study of the epistles. There are other works more highly recommended, however." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Commentary on Titus (1906)

"Designed for Pastors and Sunday Schools"

Commentary on Titus
Flagstaff Christian Fellowship

Excellent Exposition

Expository Notes on Titus

W A Criswell
Sermon Notes on Titus

Sermon Notes on Titus

Commentary Notes on Titus

Sermon Notes on Titus

on Titus

Commentary Notes on Titus

Charles J Ellicott - editor H. D. M. Spence - author

Teacher Helps on Titus

Tom Nettles, et al authors.

2 Timothy Commentary
Alfred Plummer

Titus Commentary
Newport J D White

Rosscup - This is a thorough exegesis of the Greek text. It is considered to be one of the standard tools for exegetical study.

Commentary on Titus

James Rosscup - This dispensationally oriented work is not verse-by-verse, but deals with the exposition on a broader scale, treating blocks of thought within the chapters. Cf. also Arno C. Gaebelein, Gaebelein’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible (I Volume, Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux, 1985), the Annotated Bible revised. The author was a popular evangelical Bible teacher of the first part of the century, much like H. A. Ironside in his diligent but broad, practical expositions of Bible books. Gaebelein was premillennial and dispensational, and editor for many years of Our Hope Magazine.


James Rosscup - Gill (1697–1771), a pastor of England, wrote these which are two-column pages, ca. 900–1,000 pages per volume, Originally they were 9 volumes, folio. He also wrote Body of Divinity, 3 volumes, and several other volumes. His commentary is evangelical, wrestles with texts, is often wordy and not to the point but with worthy things for the patient who follow the ponderous detail and fish out slowly what his interpretation of a text is. He feels the thousand years in Revelation 20 cannot begin until after the conversion of the Jews and the bringing in of the fullness of the Gentiles and destruction of all antiChristian powers (volume 6, p. 1063) but in an amillennial sense of new heavens and new earth coming right after Christ’s second advent (1064–65), and the literal thousand years of binding at the same time. He feels the group that gathers against the holy city at the end of the thousand years is the resurrected wicked dead from the four quarters of the earth (i.e. from all the earth, etc. (1067).  

Spurgeon - Beyond all controversy, Gill was one of the most able Hebraists of his day, and in other matters no mean proficient...His ultraism is discarded, but his learning is respected: the world and the church take leave to question his dogmatism, but they both bow before his erudition. Probably no man since Gill’s days has at all equalled him in the matter of Rabbinical learning.

He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. 

Commentary on Titus


Spurgeon - A Christian man wishing for the cream of expository writers could not make a better purchase. Ministers, as a rule, should not buy condensations, but get the works themselves.

James Rosscup - This evangelical work, devotional in character, has been in constant demand for about 280 years. Its insight into human problems is great, but it often does not deal adequately with problems in the text. The one-volume form eliminates the Biblical text and is thus less bulky. It has sold very well. The late Wilbur M. Smith, internationally noted Bible teacher, seminary professor and lover of books, tabbed this “The greatest devotional commentary ever written”. Henry was born in a Welch farmhouse, studied law, and became a Presbyterian minister near London. He wrote this commentary in the last 13 years before he died at 52 in 1714. The first of six volumes was published in 1708. He completed through Acts, and the rest of the New Testament was done by 14 clergymen. (Ed: Thus James are not the comments of Matthew Henry).

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Philip H Towner

James Rosscup - Favoring authorship by Paul (30–32), Towner provides a succinct, lucid commentary that sometimes explains verses or parts of them, sometimes ignores things (as “especially those who believe,” 4:10; “save both yourself and your hearers,” 4:16; or 2 Tim. 4:8, where the words do not really resolve Towner’s idea that a faithful life is necessary for receiving a crown, final righteousness, with this being of grace and not earned). Overall, the work seems below average, a mixture of being of some help and of little help, this depending on which verse. It will be of mediocre benefit only to those wanting a cursory, yet easily flowing guide. It grew out of Towner’s Ph. D. dissertation under I. Howard Marshall at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, but does not approach Marshall’s usual kind of serious explanation.

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Walter Lock

D Edmond Hiebert -    Lock, Walter, "A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles." The International Critical Commentary. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark (1924). Greek text. Lock leans to the conservative view but makes no pronouncements on the vexing critical problems. The notes on the Greek text are rather thin. Not up to the high standard of this series.

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James Rosscup - He is staunchly evangelical, showing good broad surveys based on diligent study, practical turns, even choice illustrations. In prophecy he is premillennial dispensational....Many preachers have found that Ironside works, read along with heavier books on details of exegesis, help them see the sweep of the message and prime their spirits for practical relevance.

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Rosscup - This is a helpful old set of 1863 for laypeople and pastors to have because it usually comments at least to some degree on problems. Though terse, it provides something good on almost any passage, phrase by phrase and is to some degree critical in nature. It is evangelical. There is also a 1-volume edition, briefer at some points (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1961). Especially in its multi-volume form this is one of the old evangelical works that offers fairly solid though brief help on many verses. Spurgeon said, “It contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed this and used it diligently” (Commenting and Commentaries, p. 3). Things have changed greatly since this assessment! It is primarily of help to pastors and lay people looking for quick, though usually somewhat knowledgeable treatments on verses.

Spurgeon - A really standard work. We consult it continually, and with growing interest. Mr. Fausset’s portion strikes us as being of the highest order. 

My Comment - This is one of the best older (Pre-1800) works on interpretation of prophecy as it tends to interpret the text literally and not allegorically. 

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John Cereghin - A careful exposition by a voluminous Plymouth Brethren scholar of the 19th century.

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D Edmond Hiebert -  Oosterzee, J. J. Van, "The Pastoral Letters," J. P. Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Translated from the German.  (1863). The abundant material is in three sections: exegetical and critical; doctrinal and ethical; homiletical and practical. A full evangelical treatment by a Dutch Reformed minister and theologian of the past century.

James Rosscup - The treatments of books within this evangelical set vary in importance. Generally, one finds a wealth of detailed commentary, background, and some critical and exegetical notes. Often, however, there is much excess verbiage that does not help particularly. On the other hand, it usually has something to assist the expositor on problems and is a good general set for pastors and serious lay people though it is old.


D Edmond Hiebert - A scholarly, conservative work (published in 1901) giving a comprehensive discussion of the Pastorals as a group as well as the individual epistles. A verse-by-verse exposition characterized by spiritual warmth and practical appeal.

Sermons on Titus

Cyril Barber (commenting on MacArthur's printed commentary which is similar to his sermons) - This homiletic exposition ranks as one of the best on Paul’s letter to Titus. It is thorough, practical, and vitally related to the needs of both people and the church. Pastors as well as lay people will appreciate the writer’s insights. Recommended. (The Minister's Library - Volume 3)

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D Edmond Hiebert - Greek text. A full exegetical treatment of these epistles by an evangelical German scholar of the past century (1893). Scholarly and technical, providing references to scholarly views of the authors own times.

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GENE GETZ - principles from the respecitive passages

Cyril Barber on Getz's written work on Titus - Published first in 1978 by Zondervan. This practical study now takes its place alongside the author's other "Measure of" books. It is a pleasing series of meditations on Paul's letter to his youthful prot6# and edifies as well as instructs the reader. (The Minister's Library - Volume 2)

  • Titus 1:1-4; Trustworthy Coworkers: All spiritual leaders should have dedicated coworkers whom they can trust to fulfill difficult ministry assignments. Video
  • Titus 1:5-6; Interpreting Scripture Accurately: When using the qualities Paul outlined for selecting leaders, we must be sure to define and interpret each quality accurately. Video
  • Titus 1:7-9; Doctrine of Character: When using Paul's criteria for selecting spiritual leaders, we should allow a certain amount of freedom so as to be culturally relevant, but we should never compromise God's standards for maturity. Video
  • Titus 1:10-16; Bold Confrontation: Spiritual leaders should confront false teachers with patience and gentleness, but when there is no positive response, they are to take more direct and decisive action. Video
  • Titus 2:1-10; Knowing and Living: We must not assume that teaching believers biblical truths about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, and the second coming of Christ will cause them to live in God's will. Video
  • Titus 2:11-14;  Motivated by God's Grace: To help Christians live godly lives, we should motivate them by clearly teaching the wonder of God's saving grace. Video
  • Titus 2:15-3:7;  Conquering Evil with Good: Without compromising our own faith, we are to do everything we can to demonstrate Christlike qualities to unbelievers. Video
  • Titus 3:13-15; Ample Honorarium: As local church communities, we are to care for the economic needs of faithful men and women who have been appointed to serve us. Video






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PATRICK FAIRBAIRN - The Pastoral Epistles , 1874

John Cereghin - What a good translation, full defense of the apostolic authorship of the epistles, fruitful comments and profitable dissertations, this volume is as complete a guide to the smaller epistles as one could desire. This old, standard treatment shows how pastors may use the Greek text to aid their exposition. A fine work in spite of its age. Uses Tischendorf's Greek text. Holds that Christ was a substitutionary ransom for sin (117); stresses the divine inspiration of Scripture (379); concludes with three appendixes on problem passages (405ff). Very thorough commentary on the Greek text. Defends Pauline authorship (1- 19); favors view that Jesus Christ is called "our great God and Saviour" (283); attacks the idea of baptismal regeneration (295); has a special appendix on the treatment of slavery in the New Testament (432). 

D Edmond Hiebert - Uses the Greek text of Tischendorf and the author's translation on facing pages. A voluminous (nearly 450 pages) exposition by a conservative Scottish theologian. Still worth consulting but devoid of the results of recent scholarship.









James Rosscup - This old, conservative Wesleyan Methodist work is good devotionally and aggressive for righteous living. Laypeople can find it still valuable today. It is Arminian in viewpoint and thus helpful, for example, in showing the reader how this approach deals with texts involving the eternal security question. The work contains much background material from many sources on all books of the Bible.

Spurgeon - Adam Clarke is the great annotator of our Wesleyan friends; and they have no reason to be ashamed of him, for he takes rank among the chief of expositors. His mind was evidently fascinated by the singularities of learning, and hence his commentary is rather too much of an old curiosity shop, but it is filled with valuable rarities, such as none but a great man could have collected....If you have a copy of Adam Clarke, and exercise discretion in reading it, you will derive immense advantage from it, for frequently by a sort of side-light he brings out the meaning of the text in an astonishingly novel manner. I do not wonder that Adam Clarke still stands, notwithstanding his peculiarities, a prince among commentators. I do not find him so helpful as Gill, but still, from his side of the question, with which I have personally no sympathy, he is an important writer, and deserves to be studied by every reader of the Scriptures.




  • "The knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness."  Titus 1:1
  • Doctrine is nothing, dissociated from deed. 
  • Abstract truth is poor, compared to living principle.











Titus 1:2 - LOOK upon all the Lord's covenant dealings with you as but preparatory to your approaching emancipation from all sin, suffering, and sorrow. Welcome your trials—they are sent by your Father. Welcome the stroke of His rod—it is a Parent smiting. Welcome whatever detaches you from earth, and wings your spirit heavenward. Welcome the furnace that consumes the dross and the tin, and brings out the precious gold and silver, to reflect in your soul, even now, the dawnings of future glory. Oh! be submissive, meek, and quiet, under God's chastening and afflicting hand, and receive all His dispensations as only tending to fit you more perfectly for "the inheritance of the saints in light." Let his "hope of eternal life" cheer and comfort the bereaved of the Lord, from whose hearts have fled the loved and sanctified ones of earth, to the eternal heaven. Oh! how full of consolation is this prospect! Where have the departed fled, who sleep in Jesus? They have but exchanged the region of darkness and shadow for the regions of light and glory. They have gone from the scene of impurity, defilement, and sin, to the place of perfect holiness, complete sanctification, and eternal love. Then dry your tears—then press the consolations of the gospel to your sorrowing heart, and look up with that eye of faith that pierces the penetrates the dark clouds that intervene between them and you, and behold them now "partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light." And oh! yourselves anticipate the blessed moment when the Savior shall send, not an enemy, but a friend—for such is death to the Christian—to open the cage that imprisons your spirit, and let you escape to the abodes of eternal glory. Oh! anticipate and, by anticipating, be preparing, day by day, for its realization; anticipate the happy moment which releases you from "the body of sin and death," and ushers you into the full enjoyment of "eternal life." Such is heaven, and such is the consummation of the inner life. As that life descended from God so to God it shall ultimately and finally return. It shall never, never die. Not a spark shall be quenched, nor shall a pulse cease to beat—not a thought that it has conceived, nor a desire it has cherished, nor a prayer it has breathed, nor a work it has accomplished, nor a victory it has won, shall die; all, all shall survive in ever-growing, ever-enduring glory.

The babe in grace shall be there! The young man, strong in overcoming the wicked one, shall be there! The father, matured in experience, and laden with the golden fruits of age, shall be there! All, all shall reach heaven at last—the end and the consummation of the life of God in their souls. Oh, to have this heaven in our hearts now! Heaven is love—the place of love—the perfection of love. And what is God's love in our hearts but the foretaste of heaven—the foretaste of heaven—the first gatherings of the vintage—the pledge and earnest of all that is to come?













Titus 1:16 (cf Lk 6:46, 2 Ti 2:19)  A professed atheist—is a monster that we do not often meet with. But the more absurd and astonishing phenomenon of a practical atheist; one who is orthodox in principle—but an infidel in practice—we find wherever we turn!






























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JOHN FLAVEL - "The Method of Grace"

Titus 2:10  Your duty is to adorn the gospel by your life. The words signify to deck or adorn the gospel, to make it attractive and lovely to the eyes of beholders. When there is a beautiful harmony and lovely proportion between Christ’s doctrine  and our practice—then do we walk suitably to the Lord of glory.


Titus 2:10 - Christ enjoined upon every one of His disciples to study Him, to learn of Him, and to imitate His example. A true Christian is the representative of Christ in this world — the only embodiment of gospel teaching and influences, that is presented in human society. How vitally important is it, then, that those of us who profess and call ourselves Christians, should make our Christianity attractive! Multitudes of people know very little and think very little about the Lord Jesus; nearly all the ideas they get of His religion — is what they see in those who profess it!

An attractive Christian is the one who hits the most nearly that golden mean between love on the one hand — and firmness on the other hand. He is strict — but not censorious. He is sound — and yet sweet and mellow, as one who dwells much in the sunshine of Christ's countenance. He never incurs contempt by compromising with wrong — nor does he provoke others to dislike of him by doing right in a very harsh or hateful or bigoted fashion. 

Our Master is our model. What marvelous example of gentleness, forbearance, and unselfish love adorned His life! What He was — we, in our imperfect measure, should pray and strive after. Study Jesus, brethren. Get your souls saturated with His spirit. His grace imparted to you and His example imitated — can turn your deformity into beauty, and adorn your lives with those things which are true and honest and lovely. We must make our daily religion more winsome!







  • Titus 2:10 Winning Church Membership - Article
  • Devotional - "So that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive." Titus 2:10
    Martin Luther's insignia was a rose; in the rose a heart; in the heart a cross. 
    The rose suggests fragrance and beauty — a Christian life should be beautiful, winning, attractive. It should be sweet, pouring forth the fragrance of holy love wherever it goes. 
    The heart in the rose suggests that all true living for Christ is from the heart.
    But at the center of all was the cross. Until we have Christ, we can have neither fragrance nor beauty. We must never forget that nothing but the self-sacrificing love of Christ in our hearts can transform our lives. 
    We sometimes sing, "Take the world, but give me Jesus" — but do we really mean it? It is a very sweet hymn, but do we mean it? Are we ready to have the prayer answered, fully, wholly — whatever it may cost? 
    We expect to be like Christ in Heaven, but do we think earnestly about being like Him here and now? Would we exchange our poor, meager measure of Christlikeness today — for Christ to have the complete control of our lives? It would make a tremendous change in our lives, at least, in some of our lives. "If any want to become My followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow Me." Luke 9:23
  • Devotional - It makes no difference what a man believes, or what doctrines he holds
    "It makes no difference what a man believes, or what doctrines he holds — it is only his conduct that counts." 
    That is the way some people talk, as they sneer at Bible doctrines. But it does matter what one believes. Wrong believing leads to wrong living. The heathen worships a god conceived of as lustful, cruel, and unholy. The Christian worships a God, who is revealed as holy, righteous, pure, and good, and becomes holy, righteous, pure, and good. 
    Beliefs shape our lives. It is important, therefore, that we know the truths about the character and will of Christ, as our conception of Christ will imprint itself upon our life.
    "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly" Colossians 3:16 
    "He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it." Titus 1:9 
    "You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine." Titus 2:1











  • Titus 2:14 All true sanctification
  • Titus 2:13 The Glory of the Redeemer in His Second Coming
  • Titus 2:13 Consider Jesus– in His Second Appearing
  • Titus 2:13 Looking For the Blessed Hope - Let us now contemplate the appropriate and spiritual posture in which it behooves all, and especially Christ's church, to be found in view of so glorious and near an event as the second coming of Jesus. For "behold the Lord comes, with ten thousand of his saints." Faith in the doctrine of a coming Savior is the basis of a holy posture of expectation. Without a belief of this truth, there can be no looking for this blessed hope. "When the Son of man comes, will He find faith"—in this doctrine—"on the earth?" No, it is to be feared that many in the church will be found sadly wanting here. They had believed in the coming of death, but they had not believed in the coming of Him who "abolished death." They had expected with trembling the "king of terror," but had not expected with joy the "King of glory." They had hoped to go to Christ, but they had not hoped that Christ would come to them. But the "glorious appearing" of Jesus, and not the death of the saints, is the "blessed hope" of the church of God. On this one grand event the eye of faith is bade to rest, as the pole-star of the soul, "until the day-star arise in your hearts." And how much more soothing to a believing mind is such an object of faith than the terrific monster—Death! To look up upon the "bright and morning Star," and not down in to the misty vault of the grave—to anticipate the glorious coming of the great Captain of my salvation, and not the gloomy and subtle approach—perhaps by slow and lingering steps—of the "last enemy of my being—to hope for the coming of the Conqueror, and not to live in dread expectation of the foe—surely is more strengthening to faith, animating to hope, and stimulating to love.

    Faith, thus firmly grasping the doctrine that reveals, will inspire the hope that expects the event. The child of God, first believing it, will then be found looking for it. Resembling the faithful and affectionate wife, who frequently retires to read over the letters of her long-absent and far-distant husband, lingering with especial interest and delight over the assurances of his certain and speedy return to her again, love will constrain you to dwell upon the promise—"I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, you may be also." Thus a quickening power and holy exercise are given to these sister graces of the Spirit, faith, hope, and love. Faith believes it; hope expects it; love desires it.

    With this firm belief in the doctrine of the Lord's coming, the truth itself will be found an eminently influential one. Is it asked, of what practical use is this blessed hope to the church of God? We answer, "much every way." Chiefly in the emptiness and nothingness to which it reduces all worldly glory, and in the holy elevation which it gives the believer above all sublunary enjoyments. And is this no great attainment in holiness? The grand duty of the believer is to live above the world: he is not of the world, even as Christ was not of it. But we require powerful motives to influence us to this. We are moved by motive, and the religion of Jesus is preeminently a religion of motive. The certain and speedy coming of Christ to glorify His church, oh, what a motive is here! Were you to rise in the morning impressed with this truth, how sweetly would it carry you through the day!—how effectually would it dim the luster of the world's pomp, deaden its joys, soothe your sorrows, dry your tears, lighten your burdens, reconcile you to poverty, to crosses, to losses, yes, to whatever your Lord ordains! You would feel, "What have I do with the world's vanities, its smiles, and its glories? I am waiting, expecting, looking, hoping, praying, for that blessed hope, the appearing of my Redeemer." Oh, what an eminent Christian would you be! What a burning and shining light! What vigorous faith, what lively hope, what fervent love, what a holy living for God, for Christ, and for eternity, would henceforth distinguish you!








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  • Titus 3:5-6 Not By Works of Righteousness - The conversion of a sinner to God is a convincing and precious evidence that Jesus is alive. In the regeneration wrought in the soul by the Holy Spirit, the life of Jesus is imparted. He breathes into the soul morally dead the breath of life, and it becomes a living soul. Until, in the exercise of His distinct office, this Divine Person of the adorable Trinity convinces of sin, quickens and brings the soul to Christ for acceptance, risen with Christ though that soul mystically is, it yet remains totally dead to, and insensible of, its great privilege—an utter stranger to that new life which springs from oneness with the "second Adam." The new nature which the Eternal Spirit now imparts is nothing less than the creation of the life of Christ in the soul; yes, even more than this, it is the bringing of Christ Himself into the soul to dwell there the "hope of glory" through time, and glory itself, through eternity. 

    Here, then, is an evidence that Jesus is alive, to a renewed mind the most convincing and precious. Thus quickened by the Eternal Spirit, believers become temples of Christ. Jesus lives in them. "I in them." "Know you not that Christ is in you?" "Christ lives in me." "Christ in you the hope of glory." Thus every believer is a living witness that Jesus is alive, because he bears about with him the very life of Jesus. By the indwelling of the Spirit, and realized by faith, Christ abides in the believer, and the believer abides in Christ. "I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; that they also may be one in us." 

    We have already stated that this glorious entrance of Christ within the soul transpires at the period of the new birth. What, then, is every new conversion, every fresh trophy of redeeming grace, but a new manifestation to the universe of the life of Jesus? I see the sinner pursuing his mad career of folly, rebellion, and guilt. Suddenly he is arrested, I see him bowed to the earth, his heart broken with sorrow, his spirit crushed beneath the burden of sin. He smites upon his breast; acknowledges his transgression, confesses his iniquity, deplores it in the dust. Presently I see him lift his eye, and rest it upon a bleeding Savior; he gazes, wonders, believes, adores—is saved! By whom is this miracle of grace wrought?—The Spirit has descended to testify that Jesus is alive. That newly-converted soul, so lately dead in sins, but now quickened with Christ—that sinner but recently dwelling among the tombs, whom no human power could tame, now sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind—demonstrates that Christ is in heaven, and is alive, for evermore. Oh, it is the heaven-descending life of Jesus. Show me, then, a soul just passed from death unto life, and I will show you an evidence that Jesus is alive at the right hand of God. 















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  • Titus 1 Exposition - scroll down for following homilies
  • Titus 1:1-16 The Ministry of Character
  • Titus 1:1 Christian Ministry
  • Titus 1:1 Truth and Life
  • Titus 1:1-4 Redemptive Truth
  • Titus 1:2 The Immortal Hope
  • Titus 1:2 The Immortal Hope
  • Titus 1:2 The Divine Veracity
  • Titus 1:2 The Divine Foresight
  • Titus 1:3 The Divine Proclamation
  • Titus 1:4 Believed in Everywhere
  • Titus 1:5-9 Church Order
  • Titus 1:5 Apostolic Preparation
  • Titus 1:6,7 The Character of Bishops-Negative Qualifications
  • Titus 1:7-9 The Overseers
  • Titus 1:8 Bishops' Positive Qualifications
  • Titus 1:8 Bishops' Qualifications as to Doctrine
  • Titus 1:10-13 The Character of the Adversaries at Crete
  • Titus 1:10-14 The Sins of the Sect and the Sins of the Tribe
  • Titus 1:13,14 The Necessity of Godly Rebuke
  • Titus 1:15 A Great Counter-Principle Against this Ascetic Tendency
  • Titus 1:15 Pure Heartedness
  • Titus 1:15 Inner Defilement
  • Titus 1:15, 16 The Supreme Importance of Moral Character
  • Titus 1:16 The Great Contradiction
  • Titus 2 Exposition - scroll down for following homilies
  • Titus 2 Practical Godliness the End (Goal) of Spiritual Doctrine
  • Titus 2:1 Special Instructions as to Titus' Own Preaching
  • Titus 2:1-10 Genuine Morality
  • Titus 2:2 The Duty of Aged Men
  • Titus 2:2 Aged Christian Men
  • Titus 2:3 Aged Christian Women
  • Titus 2:3-5 The Duties of Aged Women
  • Titus 2:4,5 Counsels to Young Women
  • Titus 2:6 Counsels to Young Men
  • Titus 2:6 The Duty of Young Men
  • Titus 2:7,8 A Teacher's Influence
  • Titus 2:7,8 Titus Himself a Pattern of Good Works
  • Titus 2:9,10 The Duties of Servants
  • Titus 2:9,10 Counsels to Slaves
  • Titus 2:11 Christ For Every Man
  • Titus 2:11-15 The Soul Culture of the World
  • Titus 2:12 True Self Denial
  • Titus 2:11-13 The Grace of God the True Ground of All Sanctification
  • Titus 2:13 The Coming Day
  • Titus 2:14 The Giving of Self
  • Titus 2:14 The Purport and Extent of Christ's Saviorship
  • Titus 2:15 The Cultivation of Respect
  • Titus 2:15 Pastoral Work and Authority
  • Titus 3 Exposition - scroll down for following homilies
  • Titus 3:1 Political Duties
  • Titus 3:1-3 Duty
  • Titus 3:1, 2 Subjection to the State
  • Titus 3:1-7 Mercy Begetting Mercy
  • Titus 3:2 The Right Deportment of Christians
  • Titus 3:3 A Humbling Retrospect
  • Titus 3:4-7 Salvation, Not of Works, but of Grace
  • Titus 3:4-7 The Origin, Nature, Means and End of Salvation
  • Titus 3:5 The Mercy of God
  • Titus 3:7, 8 Justification, Faith, Works
  • Titus 3:8 The Necessary Connection Between Gospel Doctrine and Good Works
  • Titus 3:8, 14 Christian Character
  • Titus 3:8-15 Pearls Before Swine
  • Titus 3:9-15 The Worthless, the Pernicious, and the Desirable in Social Life
  • Titus 3:9 A Warning Against Frivolous and Disputative Teaching
  • Titus 3:10, 11 The Right Attitude of Christian Ministers Toward Divisive Errorists
  • Titus 3:12,13 Personal Directions
  • Titus 3:14 A Last Reminder Concerning Good Works
  • Titus 3:15 Salutation and Conclusion

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D Edmond Hiebert -  Simpson, E. K., The Pastoral Epistles. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. (1954). Greek text. Presents a robust defense of Pauline authorship. The notes on the text are designed to give an adequate understanding of the original message, reinforced by a wealth of classical learning.

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SEVEN WONDERS. Titus 2:11-14

The novelty hunters are very numerous; like the Athenians they are always grasping for something new. But the greatest wonder in the world is the Bible. Its origin, teaching, and power are all superhuman.

I. A Wonderful Exhibition. "The grace of God that brings salvation to all men has appeared." This is an exhibition of the grace of God. This means all the attributes of God, flowing out in order to save men. An exposition of the goodness of God. This is seen at the Cross of Calvary, in the Son of God's love, bleeding and dying for guilty men. The great "World's Fair" was only a heap of rubbish compared with this.

II. A Wonderful Character. Jesus is here called "The Great God and our Savior." You may say Jesus Christ was only a man. Paul declares that He was the Great God. "His Name shall be called Wonderful—the Mighty God." What consolation is here for the Christian! Your Savior is the Great God—fear not. What encouragement is here for the anxious! The great God is a Savior— fear not to trust Him. What consternation is here for the self-righteous. You hope to save yourself, how fruitless your effort. It takes the Great God to save a soul.

III. A Wonderful Gift. "He gave Himself for us." For a man to lay down his life for his friend is wonderful. This is man at his best. But while we were yet enemies, Christ died for us. This is Divine. This is the only example the history of the world has ever given us of one willingly dying for his own murderers. He gave Himself for you. What have you given for Him? Oh, you say, "I have no time." What, no time to thank your God for such a Gift.

Room and time now give to Jesus,
Soon will pass God's day of Grace;
Soon your heart be cold and silent,
And your Savior's pleadings cease.

IV. A Wonderful Work. The work of Christ as here stated was to redeem and to purify, to purchase and to cleanse. When a woman buys a set of china, she does not think them fit for use until they are washed. They are bought, then washed. The Lord uses us, not because we are great and gifted; not because we are clever, but because we are clean. It is not enough that we be redeemed. If God is to be glorified in us we must be cleansed.

V. A Wonderful People. The redeemed and the purified are to be "a peculiar people." Some Christians are afraid of being peculiar, lest they should be talked about. They wish to mar the very works by which they ought to be known. Christians are a peculiar people. They have a peculiar citizenship. Their citizenship is in Heaven, because they have been born from above. Such a birth is not a thing to be ashamed of. They speak a peculiar language. The ungodly don't care about their conversation any more than for one speaking in a foreign tongue.

VI. A Wonderful Life. The life of the redeemed man is to be a resisting life. "A denying of ungodliness." It is to be a sober life, not only a teetotal life. This is implied, but much more. Be sober in your eating, in your clothing, in your speech. It is to be a righteous life. The Christian should be the most punctual business man, the most trustworthy of all men. It is to be a godly life. A life beaming with the gentleness and truthfulness of Jesus, reflecting back on a dark world the image of the invisible God. It is to be an active life, "zealous of good works."

VII. A Wonderful Prospect. "Looking for His glorious appearing." That the sun will rise tomorrow is not more certain than that Christ will come again. It may seem strange that He should say, "Behold, I come quickly," nineteen hundred years ago, and not to have come yet. But we must remember that 1000 years are with the Lord as but one day, so that two days have not yet passed according to His reckoning. He will come. Are you ready for His appearing? God grant that you may be prepared for that great day.


It is easy to say that there is fullness of water in the ocean, fullness of wealth in the earth, and fullness of light in the sun; but can the richness of this fullness be reckoned up? So there is fullness of salvation in the grace of God, but that fullness can only be realized in the ages of the ages. In the above Scripture we see what might be termed seven steps into a full salvation.

I. An Honest Confession. "We ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, and slaves of sin" (v. 3). Confession is the opening of the windows of the heart to the light of Heaven: an acknowledgment before God of our guilt and need of His mercy. God is faithful and just to forgive every sincere confessor (1 John 1:9).

II. A Divine Revelation. Of the "kindness and love of God our Savior toward men" (v. 4). God's kindness and love, as revealed in Christ Jesus, is the greatest and most precious discovery any sinful man ever made. To him it is a fountain opened, where streams of mercy flow for all his sin and impurity. When seen and trusted, constraining him to make this other confession: "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins" (1 John 4:9, 10).

III. A Complete Justification. "Being justified by His grace" (v. 7). As we have sinned against God, God alone can justify. This He does by His own free, unmerited favor, through Jesus Christ. "It is not by works, lest any man should boast" (Galatians 2:16). When God justifies the believer in Jesus it is an evidence that his forgiveness has been full and complete.

IV. An Entire Regeneration. "He saved us by the washing of regeneration" (v. 5). Suppose it were possible to be justified from all sin, and yet not be changed in heart, or made a new creature How soon this justified one would be like the sow that was washed returning again to the mire. "Whom God justified, them He also glorified" (Romans 8:30). Justification sets us right with God for further blessing. Regeneration makes us like God in character for holy service. It would not be a full salvation without being "born from above."

V. A Daily Renovation. To meet this need there is "the renewing of the Holy Spirit which He shed on us abundantly" (vv. 5, 6). This is the Divine remedy for spiritual staleness. "Be renewed in the spirit of your mind" (Ephesians 4:23). Along life's rough path there is much to tear and wear the energy of the soul; but the Holy Spirit can renew our freshness and fitness by His quickening influence. "It is the Spirit that quickens." Here the flesh profits nothing. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Our Lord said: "He that believes on Me out of his inner man shall flow rivers of living water: this spoke He of the Spirit" (John 7:37). "Believe and you shall see."

VI. An Eternal Possession. "Made heirs of the life of the ages" (v. 7). Our Heavenly Father has such vast possessions that every child "born of God" becomes an heir—not merely of eternal existence, that is seen, without being "born again;" but of the abundant life that is in Jesus Christ, throughout all the coming ages. Thus we have fullness of mercy to begin with, fullness of grace to continue in, and at last fullness of life to glory in through all eternity. "He who has the Son has life" (1 John 5:11). "He is able to save to the uttermost."

All of Spurgeon's Sermons on Titus

C H Spurgeon
Expositional Commentary
All Spurgeon's Expository Notes on Titus

Devotional on Titus

"Adventuring Through the Bible"

Titus Commentary

Paradoxically "Third Millennium" has an amillennial perspective. These are the old notes.

Titus 1 Commentary Notes

Titus 2 Commentary Notes

Titus 3 Commentary Notes


Titus Devotionals
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New Testament Word Studies on Titus

Emphasis on Greek Word Study



A Servant of God Dean Church. Titus 1:1
Christian Ministry W.M. Statham Titus 1:1
God's Elect T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:1
High Office Means Chief Service in the Church T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:1
Lessons F. Wagstaff. Titus 1:1
On the Gospel Being the Truth After Godliness R. South, D. D. Titus 1:1
Redemptive Truth D. Thomas, D. D. Titus 1:1
The Doctrine of the Gospel T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:1
The Grandest End and Means of Life Homilist Titus 1:1
The Honour of Being a Servant of God T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:1
Truth and Life W.M. Statham Titus 1:1
Truth as a Medium of Godliness T. W. Jenkyn, D. D. Titus 1:1
Willing Service   Titus 1:1
Apostolic Address and Salutation T. Croskery Titus 1:1-4
Redemptive Truth D. Thomas Titus 1:1-4
All the Promises, Promises to Christ H. Melvill, B. D. Titus 1:2
Christianity a Hope-Inspiring Promise Homilist Titus 1:2
Eternal Life G. Clayton, M. A. Titus 1:2
God Cannot Lie   Titus 1:2
Hope Reaching Beyond the Revolutions of Time Homilist Titus 1:2
Lessons F. Wagstaff. Titus 1:2
The Covenant -- its Deathless Life and Hope C. J. Brown, D. D. Titus 1:2
The Divine Foresight W.M. Statham Titus 1:2
The Divine Veracity W.M. Statham Titus 1:2
The Grace of Hope T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:2
The Immortal Hope W.M. Statham Titus 1:2
The Inspiration of Hope   Titus 1:2
What God Cannot Do C. H. Spurgeon., T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:2
A Timely Revelation F. Wagstaff. Titus 1:3
God's Word Manifested Through Preaching W. Lucy. Titus 1:3
Preaching in God's Name J. G. Ryle. Titus 1:3
Salvation Revealed T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:3
The Best Ally in Christian Work T. H. Hunt. Titus 1:3
The Christian Ministry T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:3
The Divine Proclamation W.M. Statham Titus 1:3
Believed in Everywhere W.M. Statham Titus 1:4
Grace Bringing Peace T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:4
Lessons F. Wagstaff. Titus 1:4
Peace Through Christ Preacher's Lantern. Titus 1:4
Spiritual Children   Titus 1:4
Spiritual Parentage T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:4
An Embertide Sermon J. G. Carleton, B. D. Titus 1:5
Apostolic-Preparation W.M. Statham Titus 1:5
Church Order D. Thomas, D. D. Titus 1:5
Directions Regarding the Appointment of Elders A. Plummer, D. D. Titus 1:5
Ministers as Moral Leaders F. Wagstaff. Titus 1:5
Perfecting the Order of the Church T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:5
Titus Left in Crete W. Burkitt, M. A. Titus 1:5
Titus's Commission in Crete T. Croskery Titus 1:5
Church Order D. Thomas Titus 1:5-9
A Man of Scandalous Life is Unfit to be a Minister T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:6
Importance of Good Ministerial Character   Titus 1:6
Lessons F. Wagstaff. Titus 1:6
Rules to Keep a Man Unreprovable T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:6
The Husband of One Wife W. Graham, D. D. Titus 1:6
The Secret of a Blameless Life Conybeare and Howson. Titus 1:6
The Character of Bishops - Their Negative Qualifications T. Croskery Titus 1:6, 7
Church Order D. Thomas Titus 1:5-9
The Character of Bishops - Their Negative Qualifications T. Croskery Titus 1:6, 7
A Faithful Steward S. Cook, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
An Ideal Bishop Archdeacon Farrar. Titus 1:7-9
Drunkenness W. Graham, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
Frowardness Most Dangerous in a Minister T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
Good Companionship W. Graham, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
Good Ministerial Qualities W. Graham, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
Hastiness to Anger a Great Blot in a Minister T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
Hospitality in Ministers T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
Means to Repress Rash Anger T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
Ministerial Stewardship T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
No Striker Adam Clarke. Titus 1:7-9
Qualifications for the Eldership J. O. Dykes, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
Rules for the Subduing of Covetous Desires T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
Sound Doctrine and Faithful Exhortation T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
Stewards of God   Titus 1:7-9
The Bible Inflexible in its Requirements T. Champness. Titus 1:7-9
The Characteristics of a Successful Preacher F. Wagstaff. Titus 1:7-9
The Faithful Word T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
The Faithful Word to be Improved T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
The Lover of the Good A. Raleigh, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
The Overseers W.M. Statham Titus 1:7-9
The True Hospitality W. Graham, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
Victory Through Preaching Sound Doctrine   Titus 1:7-9
Why a Minister Should not be Addicted to Wine T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:7-9
The Bishop's Positive Qualifications T. Croskery Titus 1:8
The Bishop's Qualification as to Doctrine T. Croskery Titus 1:9
Danger from False Teachers   Titus 1:10-11
Faithful Teachers Must Oppose Seducers T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:10-11
Hindrances to Religion F. Wagstaff. Titus 1:10-11
Stopping Foolish Speech   Titus 1:10-11
The Characteristics of False Teachers T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:10-11
The Silencing of Evil Talkers W. Graham, D. D. Titus 1:10-11
The Character of the Adversaries At Crete T. Croskery Titus 1:10-13
The Sins of the Sect and the Sins of the Tribe D. Thomas Titus 1:10-14
A Classical Quotation H. R. Reynolds, D. D. Titus 1:12-13
A Sharp Rebuke   Titus 1:12-13
Bestiality in Men T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:12-13
Christian Reproof F. Wagstaff. Titus 1:12-13
Different Modes of Dealing with Different Sins T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:12-13
Falsehood T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:12-13
Fidelity in Administering Reproof   Titus 1:12-13
Like a Beast T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:12-13
Ministers Must not be Discouraged from Their Duty T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:12-13
Sharp Rebukes Sometimes Needed W. R. Burkitt, M. A. Titus 1:12-13
Sharply H. R. Reynolds, D. D. Titus 1:12-13
The Character of the Cretians H. R. Reynolds, D. D. Titus 1:12-13
The Gospel Offered to the Worst W. Graham, D. D. Titus 1:12-13
The Object of Rebukes T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:12-13
The Punishment of Liars   Titus 1:12-13
The Reproof of a Good Man   Titus 1:12-13
The Necessity of Godly Rebuke T. Croskery Titus 1:13, 14
Jewish Fables to be Rejected T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:14
Rules to Preserve Us from Being Turned from the Truth T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:14
The Perverting Power of Trivialities F. Wagstaff. Titus 1:14
A Great Counter-Principle Against This Ascetic Tendency T. Croskery Titus 1:15
A Pure Conscience Cast Aside Old Curiosity Shop. Titus 1:15
Defilement of Mind and Conscience H. R. Reynolds, D. D. Titus 1:15
Inner Defilement W.M. Statham Titus 1:15
Pollution of Mind and Conscience T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:15
Pure-Heartedness W.M. Statham Titus 1:15
Purity F. W. Robertson, M. A. Titus 1:15
Purity T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:15
Purity W. M. Statham, M. A. Titus 1:15
Purity of Mind Indispensable A. Fuller. Titus 1:15
The Faithlessness of Conscience J. Foot, D. D. Titus 1:15
The Pure in Heart Charles Kingsley Titus 1:15
The Supreme Importance of Moral Character D. Thomas, D. D. Titus 1:15
The Supreme Importance of Moral Character D. Thomas Titus 1:15, 16
Conventional Christians Homilist Titus 1:16
Hypocrites in the Church T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 1:16
Inconsistencies of Christians T. Guthrie, D. D. Titus 1:16
Of the Name of God Hugh Binning Titus 1:16
Professing God, But Denying Him W. Burkitt, M. A. Titus 1:16
Religion not to be Rejected Because of Hypocrites T. Seeker. Titus 1:16
The Great Contradiction T. Croskery Titus 1:16
The Judgment of Hypocrisy F. Wagstaff. Titus 1:16


Connexion with Previous Chapter T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:1
Dealing with Individuals   Titus 2:1
Genuine Morality D. Thomas, D. D. Titus 2:1
Healthy Teaching J. Halsey. Titus 2:1
Lessons for Hearers T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:1
Lessons for Ministers T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:1
Sound Doctrine L. Adamson, D. D. Titus 2:1
Special Instructions as to Titus's Own Preaching T. Croskery Titus 2:1
The Minister's Directory F. Wagstaff. Titus 2:1
Wholesome Doctrine Must be Applied to the Several Ages and Conditions of Men T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:1
Genuine Morality D. Thomas Titus 2:1-10
Aged Christian Men W.M. Statham Titus 2:2
Behaviour Suitable for the Aged W. Attersoll. Titus 2:2
If Age be Blended with Naughtiness, the Older the Worse T. Adams. Titus 2:2
Suitable Characteristics for the Aged H. R. Reynolds, D. D. Titus 2:2
The Duties of Aged Men T. Croskery Titus 2:2
The Duty of Old Men T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:2
The Limit of Law and Reason J. O. Dykes, D. D. Titus 2:2
The Temptations and Duties of Old Men F. Wagstaff. Titus 2:2
The Theological Use of Old Age J. Halsey. Titus 2:2
Aged Christian Women W.M. Statham Titus 2:3
A Faithful Wife D. Webster. Titus 2:3-5
A Heartless Mother Reproved by a Sparrow G. W. McCree. Titus 2:3-5
A Husband Endeared   Titus 2:3-5
A Sermon to Young Wives J. H. Hitchens, D. D. Titus 2:3-5
A Worker At Home Christian Age Titus 2:3-5
Another's Love   Titus 2:3-5
Apostolic Advice to the Aged Women H. R. Reynolds, D. D. Titus 2:3-5
Christian Home Life Dean Church. Titus 2:3-5
Christianity At Home C. H. Spurgeon. Titus 2:3-5
Discretion T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:3-5
Early Christian Women   Titus 2:3-5
False Accusation E. L. Magoon. Titus 2:3-5
Holiness Consists of Little Duties   Titus 2:3-5
Home the Place for Women T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:3-5
Influence of a Good Wife   Titus 2:3-5
Pastoral Dealings with Young Women J. O. Dykes, D. D. Titus 2:3-5
Religious Home Life F. Wagstaff Titus 2:3-5
Rules to Avoid False Accusing T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:3-5
The Bloom of the Aged Great Thoughts Titus 2:3-5
The Dangers and Duties of Women F. Wagstaff Titus 2:3-5
The Duties of Aged Women and Young Women T. Croskery Titus 2:3-5
The Education of Young Women W. Graham, D. D. Titus 2:3-5
The Highest Motive to Duty H. R. Reynolds, D. D. Titus 2:3-5
True Marriage J. G. Pilkington. Titus 2:3-5
Counsels to Young Women W.M. Statham Titus 2:45
Counsels to Young Men W.M. Statham Titus 2:6
Discretion the Safeguard of Youth F. Wagstaff. Titus 2:6
Exhortation to Sober Mindedness J. Clayton. Titus 2:6
Exhortation to Young Persons B. Kennet, D. D. Titus 2:6
Hints to Young Men T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:6
On Sober Mindedness J. Foster. Titus 2:6
Our Young Men   Titus 2:6
Rules for Young Men   Titus 2:6
Self-Control   Titus 2:6
Sober Mindedness Matthew Henry, D. D. Titus 2:6
Sober Mindedness R. C. Pritchett. Titus 2:6
Sober Mindedness W. Peddle. Titus 2:6
Sober Mindedness as Opposed to Excitement Dean Vaughan. Titus 2:6
Sober-Minded Youth D. Moore, M. A. Titus 2:6
Sobriety of Mind Urged on Young Men T. D. Woolsey. Titus 2:6
The Duty of Young Men T. Croskery Titus 2:6
A Consistent Christian Major Mathers. Titus 2:7-8
A Good Example T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:7-8
A Scoffer Silenced Prof. Graham. Titus 2:7-8
A Teacher's Influence W.M. Statham Titus 2:78
Lessons T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:7-8
Titus Himself a Pattern of Good Works T. Croskery Titus 2:78
Adorning James Wells. Titus 2:9-10
Adorning the Doctrine of God H. W. Beecher. Titus 2:9-10
Adorning the Truth C. Wadsworth, D. D. Titus 2:9-10
All-Round Christianity W. Ewen, B. D. Titus 2:9-10
Christians Making the Gospel Beautiful A. Maclaren, D. D. Titus 2:9-10
Counsels to Slaves W.M. Statham Titus 2:910
Duties of Servants T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:9-10
Fidelity in a Servant   Titus 2:9-10
Gospel Adornment C. H. Spurgeon. Titus 2:9-10
Honesty in Little Things T. Chalmers, D. D. Titus 2:9-10
Living Ornaments W. Birch. Titus 2:9-10
Not Answering Again   Titus 2:9-10
Religion Adorned W. Birch. Titus 2:9-10
Servants Adorning the Gospel T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:9-10
Slaves Adorning the Doctrine of God A. Plummer, D. D. Titus 2:9-10
The Duties of Servants T. Croskery Titus 2:910
The Duties of Servants F. Wagstaff. Titus 2:9-10
The Duty of Adorning Our Christian Profession J. Benson. Titus 2:9-10
The Duty of Advancing the Christian Religion J. Lambe. Titus 2:9-10
The Grammar of Ornament W. L. Watkinson. Titus 2:9-10
Christ for Every Man W.M. Statham Titus 2:11
The Grace of God the True Ground of All Sanctification T. Croskery Titus 2:11-13
A Perfect Redemption T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
A Threefold Description of Christians G. A. Sowter, M. A. Titus 2:11-14
All Men Must Come to the Grace of Salvation   Titus 2:11-14
An Acquaintance with Christ the Foundation of Experimental and Practical Religion J. Benson Titus 2:11-14
Christ Must be Received T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
Christ the Promoter of the Right Homilist Titus 2:11-14
Christ's Gift of Himself T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
Christ's Gift of Himself for Our Redemption A. Alexander, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
Christ's Gift of Himself for Us Local Preacher's Treasury Titus 2:11-14
Christ's Gift to Us, and Ours to Him A. Mclaren, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
Cleansing Through Christ's Death T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
Duty to Our Father in Heaven Must be United with Duty to Our Brother on Earth J. Halsey. Titus 2:11-14
Everyday Life H. R. Reynolds, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
Expectation of Christ's Coming J. King, B. A. Titus 2:11-14
Genuine Christianity Jas. Foster, B. A. Titus 2:11-14
Godliness Must Calculate the Resisting Element C. H. Parkhurst, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
God's Family, a School of Good Works Plain Sermons by Contributors to, Tracts for the Times Titus 2:11-14
Good Works H. Thorpe. Titus 2:11-14
Good Works C. H. Spurgeon. Titus 2:11-14
Grace and its Lessons J. A. Alexander, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
Grace Our Teacher W. H. M. H. Aitken, M. A. Titus 2:11-14
In This Present World T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
Love Made Visible A. Maclaren, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
Our State of Expectation and the Reasons for It Abp. Magee. Titus 2:11-14
Our Teacher's Mode of Teaching W. H. M. H. Aitken, M. A. Titus 2:11-14
Peculiar But not Eccentric W. H. M. H. Aitken. Titus 2:11-14
Present Day Christian Life F. G. Peabody, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
Redemption and its Obligations J. C. Miller, M. A. Titus 2:11-14
Right Living R. S. MacArthur, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
Sobriety and Righteousness T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
The Appearing of Christ The Pulpit Titus 2:11-14
The Blessed Hope A. Maclaren, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
The Blessed Hope of Grace W. H. M. H. Aitken. Titus 2:11-14
The Christian's Blessed Hope Wm. Best. Titus 2:11-14
The Christian's Business H. Cadell, M. A. Titus 2:11-14
The Coming of Christ F. Wagstaff. Titus 2:11-14
The Consecrating Saviour and the Consecrated People F. Wagstaff. Titus 2:11-14
The Denial of Worldly Lust W. H. M. H. Aitken. Titus 2:11-14
The Duty of Using One's Life for Others H. W. Beecher. Titus 2:11-14
The Effects of the Grace of God W. Graham, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
The Epiphany and Mission of Grace W. H. M. H. Aitken, M. A. Titus 2:11-14
The Extensiveness of the Gospel Offers T. Bissland, M. A. Titus 2:11-14
The Future State Homilist Titus 2:11-14
The Glorious Appearing of Christ J. M. Sherwood, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
The Glorious Expectation Weekly Pulpit Titus 2:11-14
The Godly Life W. H. M. H. Aitken. Titus 2:11-14
The Gospel Described W. Burkitt, M. A. Titus 2:11-14
The Gospel for All Sorts of Men T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
The Gospel of the Grace of God T. Raffles, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
The Grace of God T. Manton, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
The Grace of God T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
The Grace of God in Bringing Salvation to All Men J. Burns, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
The Grace of Salvation Appearing to All Men A. Ross, M. A. Titus 2:11-14
The Great Redemption The Evangelist Titus 2:11-14
The Happy Hope A. Maclaren, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
The Hope of the Church Under the Gospel Dispensation F. Hewson, M. A. Titus 2:11-14
The Hope of the Resurrection Dean Alford. Titus 2:11-14
The Lessons that Grace Teaches T. Manton, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
The Necessity of Positive Duty or Actual Goodness W. Lupton, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
The Negative Teaching of Grace W. H. M. H. Aitken, M. A. Titus 2:11-14
The Practical Effects of the Grace of God J. Benson. Titus 2:11-14
The Practical Result of the Teaching of Grace W. H. M. H. Aitken. Titus 2:11-14
The Purpose of the Discipline of Grace A. Maclaren, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
The Redemption from Lawlessness W. H. M. H. Aitken. Titus 2:11-14
The Revisers' Rendering of This Passage A. Plummer, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
The Righteous Life W. H. M. H. Aitken. Titus 2:11-14
The Second Advent of Christ Homilist Titus 2:11-14
The Sober Life W. H. M. H. Aitken. Titus 2:11-14
The Soul Culture of the World D. Thomas, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
The Soul's Rest   Titus 2:11-14
The Tonic of Hopeful Life   Titus 2:11-14
The True Value of Morality H. W. Beecher. Titus 2:11-14
The Two Appearings, and the Discipline of Grace C. H. Spurgeon. Titus 2:11-14
The Universal Offer of Salvation F. Wagstaff. Titus 2:11-14
The Zeal of God's People for Good Works D. Charles. Titus 2:11-14
Waiting the Coming of Christ D. McEwan. Titus 2:11-14
Why Believers are Called a Peculiar People T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
Zeal in Good Works T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:11-14
Zeal in Works and Worship E. Garbett, M. A. Titus 2:11-14
The Soul-Culture of the World D. Thomas Titus 2:11-15
True Self-Denial W.M. Statham Titus 2:12
The Coming Day W.M. Statham Titus 2:13
Christ's Marvellous Giving Charles Haddon Spurgeon Titus 2:14
God's True Treasure in Man Alexander Maclaren Titus 2:14
The Giving of the Self W.M. Statham Titus 2:14
The Purport and Extent of Christ's Saviorship T. Croskery Titus 2:14
A Sermon to Ministers of the Gospel C. F. Deems, D. D. Titus 2:15
A Summary of the Things Titus was to Speak H. R. Reynolds, D. D. Titus 2:15
Care in Presentment of Divine Truth   Titus 2:15
Cultivation of Respect W.M. Statham Titus 2:15
Despising the Preacher F. Wagstaff Titus 2:15
Hints to Ministers F. Wagstaff. Titus 2:15
Lessons J. A. Alexander, D. D. Titus 2:15
Ministers to be Preserved from Contempt T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:15
Pastoral Work and Authority T. Croskery Titus 2:15
Teaching Out of the Scriptures T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 2:15
The Causes of Disrespect in the Character of a Clergyman A. Donnan. Titus 2:15
The Duties of the Episcopal Function R. South, D. D. Titus 2:15


Political Duties T. Croskery Titus 3:1
Avoiding Evil Speaking W. Baxendale. Titus 3:1-2
Christian Duty T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:1-2
Christian Gentleness T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:1-2
Christian Meekness T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:1-2
Christian Usefulness J. Burns, D. D. Titus 3:1-2
Christians Should be Taught Good Citizenship Professor B. Pierce. Titus 3:1-2
Civil Duties J. O. Dykes, D. D. Titus 3:1-2
Contention to be Avoided T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:1-2
Cure for Evil Speaking A. W. Hare, M. A. Titus 3:1-2
Detraction W. Moodie, D. D., T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:1-2
Duty D. Thomas, D. D. Titus 3:1-2
Evil Speaking Archbishop Tillotson. Titus 3:1-2
Evil Speaking Isaac Barrow, D. D. Titus 3:1-2
Gentleman Defined J.C. Hare. Titus 3:1-2
Honouring Authority H. W. Beecher. Titus 3:1-2
Meekness   Titus 3:1-2
Ministers Remembrancers T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:1-2
Obedience to Civil Magistrates N. Emmons, D. D. Titus 3:1-2
On Evil Speaking J. Jortin, D. D. Titus 3:1-2
Readiness to Good Works Explained and Recommended J. Benson. Titus 3:1-2
Sin of Evil Speaking F. W. Robertson, M. A. Titus 3:1-2
Subjection to Civil Rulers Henry Dove, D. D. Titus 3:1-2
Subjection to the State W.M. Statham Titus 3:1, 2
The Authority of Law F. Wagstaff. Titus 3:1-2
The Christian Citizen C. S. Robinson, D. D. Titus 3:1-2
The Christian Citizen Monday Club Sermons Titus 3:1-2
The Christian's Loyalty to Secular Government D. C. Hughes, M. A. Titus 3:1-2
The Might of Meekness J. O. Dykes, D. D. Titus 3:1-2
The Subject's Duty John Cleaver, M. A. Titus 3:1-2
To the Active Christian G. Brooks. Titus 3:1-2
Duty D. Thomas Titus 3:1-3
Of Evil-Speaking in General Isaac Barrow Titus 3:2
The Right Deportment of Christians Toward All Men T. Croskery Titus 3:2
A Significant Contrast J. O. Dykes, D. D. Titus 3:3
An Humiliating Retrospect T. Croskery Titus 3:3
Before Conversion and After T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:3
Foolish T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:3
Frowardness T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:3
Living in Malice and Envy, Hateful, and Hating One Another T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:3
Lusts and Pleasures T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:3
Malice T. Watson. Titus 3:3
Malice and Rancour G. Crabb. Titus 3:3
Malice Self-Destructive   Titus 3:3
The Difference Between the Present and the Past of Life T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:3
The Slavery of Sin Bp. Moberly. Titus 3:3
The Transforming Power of the Gospel F. Wagstaff. Titus 3:3
Transforming Power of the Holy Spirit J. Lawson. Titus 3:3
Various Kinds of Deceived Persons T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:3
Abundant Supply of Grace T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:4-7
Eminent Holiness The Evangelist Titus 3:4-7
God's Kindness   Titus 3:4-7
God's Kindness Only Partially Seen by the Soul   Titus 3:4-7
God's Love Incomparable John R. Miller. Titus 3:4-7
God's Love to Men Richard Newton. Titus 3:4-7
God's Method of Justification J. Bunting. Titus 3:4-7
Good Work, no Ground of Acceptance with God Major Whittle. Titus 3:4-7
Good Works not to be Relied On T. Secker. Titus 3:4-7
Heirs of Eternal Life T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:4-7
Looking for the Hope of Eternal Life Mrs. Bottome. Titus 3:4-7
Regeneration Weekly Pulpit Titus 3:4-7
Regeneration H. Quick. Titus 3:4-7
Relation of Justification to Regeneration R. W. Hamilton, D. D. Titus 3:4-7
Salvation O. McCutcheon. Titus 3:4-7
Salvation by Grace Expository Outlines Titus 3:4-7
Salvation Viewed from God's Side Bp. Jackson. Titus 3:4-7
Salvation, not of Works, But of Grace Homilist Titus 3:4-7
Salvation, not of Works, But of Grace D. Thomas Titus 3:4-7
Spiritual Washing   Titus 3:4-7
St. Paul's Gospel J. O. Dykes, D. D. Titus 3:4-7
That Being Justified by His Grace D. Thomas, D. D. Titus 3:4-7
The Difficulty of Removing the Pollution of Sin   Titus 3:4-7
The Disposition of God H. W. Beecher. Titus 3:4-7
The Finished Work of Christ   Titus 3:4-7
The Laver of Regeneration T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:4-7
The Laver of Regeneration A. Plummer, D. D. Titus 3:4-7
The Origin, Nature, Means, and End of Salvation T. Croskery Titus 3:4-7
The Power of God's Kindness J.W. Lance. Titus 3:4-7
The Renewing of the Holy Ghost D. Moore, M. A. Titus 3:4-7
The Renewing of the Holy Spirit E. H. Hopkins. Titus 3:4-7
The Source of Salvation F. Wagstaff. Titus 3:4-7
The Way of Salvation   Titus 3:4-7
Working Hard for Salvation   Titus 3:4-7
Of the Necessity of Divine Influences to Produce Regeneration in the Soul Philip Doddridge Titus 3:5
The Mercy of God W.M. Statham Titus 3:5
Justification; Faith; Works D. Thomas Titus 3:7, 8
Creed and Conduct A. Maclaren, D. D. Titus 3:8
Good Works J. King, B. A. Titus 3:8
Good Works T. B. Baker, M. A. Titus 3:8
Good Works T. Selden. Titus 3:8
Morality the Proper Subject of Preaching W. Enfield. Titus 3:8
On the Necessity of Christian Morality D. Stevenson. Titus 3:8
On the Necessity of Good Works Abp. Tillotson. Titus 3:8
Practical Christianity Homilist Titus 3:8
Some Hints to Preachers F. Wagstaff. Titus 3:8
The Connection of Faith and Good Works R. Ferguson, LL. D. Titus 3:8
The Maintenance of Good Works the Fruit of Faith W. Taylor. Titus 3:8
The Necessary Connection Between Gospel Doctrine and Good Works T. Croskery Titus 3:8
The Practice of Good Works Thos. Whincop, D. D. Titus 3:8
Christian Character W.M. Statham Titus 3:8, 14
A Warning Against Frivolous and Disputative Teaching T. Croskery Titus 3:9
Avoiding Unprofitable Questions Memoir of Dr. Brock. Titus 3:9
Controversy Foolish and Unprofitable T. Adams. Titus 3:9
Foolish Questions Reproved B. Beddome, M. A. Titus 3:9
It is Better not to Try to Understand Too Much T. Adams. Titus 3:9
Profitless Questions   Titus 3:9
Religious Disputes B. Calamy. Titus 3:9
The Polemical and the Practical Christian   Titus 3:9
The Right and Wrong Use of Genealogies T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:9
Unanswerable Questions to be Avoided Otto Funcke. Titus 3:9
The Worthless, the Pernicious, and the Desirable in Social Life D. Thomas Titus 3:9-15
Condemning of Himself Saturday Magazine Titus 3:10-11
Contagion of False Doctrine C. H. Spurgeon. Titus 3:10-11
Dilution of the Truth C. H. Spurgeon. Titus 3:10-11
Heresy Hunters H. W. Beecher. Titus 3:10-11
Heresy not to be Trifled With C. H. Spurgeon. Titus 3:10-11
The Right Attitude of Christian Ministers Toward Divisive Errorists T. Croskery Titus 3:10, 11
The Treatment of Heresy F. Wagstaff. Titus 3:10-11
Treatment of Heretics T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:10-11
Treatment of Heretics A. Plummer, D. D. Titus 3:10-11
Wilful Heresy James Foster., T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:10-11
Personal Directions T. Croskery Titus 3:12, 13
Christianity Enjoins Courtesy T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:13
Sermon to the Legal Profession T. De Witt Talmage, D. D. Titus 3:13
Titus' Duty to His Fellow Ministers G. Lawson, D. D. Titus 3:13
A Last Reminder Concerning Good Works T. Croskery Titus 3:14
Christianity Fruitful T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:14
Fruifulness the True Test Jonathan Edwards. Titus 3:14
The Mutual Property and Purpose of Good Men Homilist Titus 3:14
Christian Love T. Taylor, D. D. Titus 3:15
Christian Love   Titus 3:15
Salutation and Conclusion T. Croskery Titus 3:15
Shake Hands   Titus 3:15



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