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1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; 2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; 3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour; 4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour. 5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: 6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. 7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; 8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; 9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. 10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. 12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. 13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; 14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. 15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. 16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

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1 angela h = "Paul begins his letter to Titus asserting his calling as a servant of God and apostle(delegate) of Jesus. "
2 angela h = "God intended for us to live eternally before He created the world. Mankind die only because their fall into sin. (Genesis 3) The phrase "which God, that cannot lie" affirmed in Numbers 23:19 where we are told that God is not like us and has no reason to lie."
3 angela h = "God makes His will known through preaching. Paul is called of God to be a preacher of the gospel."
4 angela h = "Paul refers to Titus as his son. This means that Titus was converted under the preaching of Paul, not that he is his actual son."
5 angela h = "Paul left Titus in Crete so that Titus could straighten a few things out in the church there. One of the jobs Paul left to Titus was to ordain (appoint) elders (leaders) in the churches."
6 angela h = "We see  here a list of qualifications of a deacon/bishop/elder in the church. It is noteworthy that this office is not for public praise; the office of deacon/bishop/elder is one of service to God and fellow church members.Not only are they held to a high standard in their personal life, but in their spiritual life as well. They are to know the word of God and be able to apply it to every situation encountered.We see this list in 1 Timothy 3 as well."
7 angela h = "Paul tells Titus why he is held more accountable than others. He has give the truth to those who are being deceived and to those who are deceiving others."
8 angela h = "Tough love here...."rebuke them sharply", to make them what they ought to be. Hold them accountable."
9 angela h = "Obey God and give no credence to "Jewish fables" and what men say. Men have a tendency to "add" to the commandments of God, as if what God says isn't enough. Grace is God's way. It is a gift and cannot be gotten by works. (Ephesians 2)Works is man's way. We tend to think we can somehow be good enough, but scripture tells us that is not possible. (Isaiah 64:6 Romans 3:10;23)"
10 Cary W = "We must continually renew our minds and hearts in the Spirit and the word of truth, so that we may behold the purity that is God in His creation."
11 angela h = "If we are in Christ "all things are lawful unto us". We rely on the Holy Spirit of God to guide us as to what is right and wrong for us. (1 Corinthians 6:12; Galatians 5:18)"
12 angela h = "These are those who say they are in Christ but are always critical. They always complain about what others are doing but never, themselves,  do anything for the church."