A Brief Outline of Paul’s Letter to Titus

Some explanations have been added.

I. Greeting and Purpose Statement (1:1-4)

  • Purpose Statement: “…for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life…” Titus 1:1b-2a
  • Definitions
      Godliness – devotion to God. The fruit of godliness is right living, or godly living. However, the root of godliness is a heart directed toward God in devotion to him.
      Hope – This is not like our statement, “I hope so…” It is certainty or confidence.

II. Godly Elders (1:5-16)

Or: Gospel-Transformed Elders

A. Godly Elders (1:5-9)

B. False Teachers (1:10-16)

III. Godly Church Members (2:1-15)

Or: Gospel-Transformed Church Members

IV. Godly Evangelism (3:1-11)

Or: Evangelism Fueled by Gospel-Transformation.

The greatest tool in evangelism is godliness. The greatest hindrance to evangelism is ungodliness.

V. Final Instructions and Farewell (3:12-15)

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