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Bible Commentaries

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary

Titus

- Titus

by Editor - Joseph S. Exell

The Preacher’s Complete Homiletic

COMMENTARY
ON THE EPISTLES OF ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE

I-II Timothy, Titus, Philemon


By the
REV. GEORGE BARLOW

Author of the Commentaries on Kings, Psalms (121–130), Lamentations, Ezekiel, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I and II Thessalonians

ON THE EPISTLE TO THE

Hebrews

AND THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF

James

By the REV. ROBERT TUCK, B.A.

Author of the Commentaries on I and II Peter, I, II, and III John, Jude, and Revelation


New York

FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY
LONDON AND TORONTO
1892

THE PREACHER’S COMPLETE HOMILETIC
COMMENTARY
ON THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
WITH CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY NOTES, INDEXES, ETC., BY VARIOUS AUTHORS

THE
PREACHER’S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY
HOMILIES FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Church Seasons: Lent, Hebrews 4:15-58.4.16; Hebrews 6:12; Hebrews 12:1; Hebrews 11:29; James 1:12-59.1.15; James 4:6. Good Friday, Hebrews 2:10; Hebrews 4:14-58.4.16; Hebrews 9:22; Hebrews 9:28; Hebrews 10:10. Whit Sunday, Hebrews 3:7.

Holy Communion: Hebrews 13:10; Hebrews 13:15.

Missions to Heathen: 1 Timothy 2:4-54.2.8. Bible Society, 2 Timothy 3:14-55.3.17; Hebrews 4:12-58.4.13; Hebrews 5:12.

Evangelistic Services: 1 Timothy 1:11; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Timothy 2:4; 1 Timothy 4:10; Titus 3:2-56.3.7. Hebrews 2:1-58.2.4; Hebrews 7:23-58.7.28.

Special: Ordination, 1 Timothy 1:3-54.1.4; 1 Timothy 3:1-54.3.13; 1 Timothy 4:13-54.4.16; 1 Timothy 5:17-54.5.22; 2 Timothy 2:23-55.2.26; 2 Timothy 4:1-55.4.8; 2 Timothy 4:6-55.4.8; Titus 1:5-56.1.9; Titus 2:1; Titus 3:9; Titus 3:15; Hebrews 5:1-58.5.10; Hebrews 10:24. Workers, 1 Timothy 1:18-54.1.20; 1 Timothy 3:8-54.3.13; 1 Timothy 4:6-54.4.7; 2 Timothy 3:10-55.3.13; Titus 1:6; Hebrews 3:14; Hebrews 10:24; James 1:27; James 5:19-59.5.20. Harvest, James 5:7-59.5.11. Young, Titus 2:4-56.2.8. Parents, 1 Timothy 5:4; 1 Timothy 5:8; 1 Timothy 5:16; Hebrews 12:16. Aged, Titus 2:1-56.2.3; Philemon 1:9. Young Men. 1 Timothy 4:8-54.4.11; Hebrews 12:7. Soldiers, 2 Timothy 2:3-55.2.4; James 4:1-59.4.2. Scientific men. 1 Timothy 6:20-54.6.21; Hebrews 11:1-58.11.3; James 4:17; James 5:17-59.5.18. Purity, Titus 1:15. Worship, 1 Timothy 2:1-54.2.3; Hebrews 10:25. Death. 2 Timothy 1:8; 2 Timothy 1:10; Hebrews 11:5-58.11.6; Hebrews 13:7; Hebrews 13:14; James 4:14.

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO

TITUS
INTRODUCTION

Titus.—Of all the companions who surrounded Paul, Titus seems to have been the most respected for his practical vigour and efficiency, though Luke and Timothy may have been more personally beloved. All that we know of him is that he was a Gentile convert who accompanied St. Paul to Jerusalem from Antioch, and made apparently a voluntary offer to become a Jew. This, and what we learn from allusions in the epistles, is all the information we have of him. Since Titus was made of sterner stuff than Timothy, St. Paul had on one occasion countermanded a mission of the latter to Corinth and had sent Titus in his place. Indeed, on three separate occasions Titus had been sent to introduce order and submission into that turbulent Church. Towards the close of St. Paul’s life he was despatched to Dalmatia. After this he disappears from history (Farrar).

Outline of the epistle.

Titus 1:1-56.1.4.

Greeting, containing an epitome of the gospel.

Titus 1:5-56.1.9.

Character of the elders to be appointed.

Titus 1:10-56.1.16.

The dangerous character of the Cretans, especially when united with Judaic Gnosticism.

Titus 2:1-56.2.5.

The teaching of Titus regarding the aged men and aged women, and what they in turn are to teach the younger women.

Titus 2:6-56.2.8.

The conduct of young men, to whom Titus is to be an example in works and doctrine.

Titus 2:9-56.2.10.

The conduct of slaves, for the gospel’s sake.

Titus 2:11-56.2.15.

All these precepts are rooted in the gospel.

Titus 3:1-56.3.2.

Attitude of Christians to authorities and all men.

Titus 3:3-56.3.7.

Based on the change effected by the gospel.

Titus 3:8-56.3.11.

By positive statement of truth Titus must counteract error—not by profitless argument or speculation.

Titus 3:12-56.3.15.

Personal messages and conclusion.