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Tit 1.1-4; Introduction; Paul gives his credentials as an apostle and greets Titus with grace and peace.

Tit 1.5-16; Teaching-Instruction; Paul instructs Titus to appoint elders in the churches giving needed qualifications. He warns Titus away from the insubordinate, including the circumcision party who must be silenced. They seem to impose purity laws on Gentiles. Paul instructs, to the pure all things are pure.

Tit 2.1-15; Instruction-Teaching; Paul passes on instructions for older men, older women and young men. He is to show himself a model of good works showing integrity in his teaching that cannot be condemned. Bondservants are to serve their masters well promoting the gospel. The grace of God trains believers to renounce evil.

Tit 3.1-11; Instruction-Teaching; They should be submissive to rulers and ready for good works. They were once foolish and disobedient. But when the goodness and kindness of God appeared they were saved, not because of their works or righteousness, but according to his mercy. So that made righteous they will become heirs. They are to avoid foolish controversies and quarrels about the law.

Tit 3.12-15; Close; Instruction-Close; Paul will send Artemas and Tychicus. They are to meet at Nicopolis. He reminds the people again to devote themselves to good works. Final greetings with grace.