Sunday, Jun 10, 2018
The Pressing Situation
Passage: Titus 1:10-14
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In view of the need for qualified elder-overseers, Paul describes the pressing situation in Crete in two stages.

  1. THE DANGER OF RELIGIOUS HYPOCRITES (1:10–13a)

      1.1 There are many (1:10)

      1.2 They are insubordinate (1:10)

      1.3 They are empty talkers (1:10)

      1.4 They are deceivers (1:10)

      1.5 They have a put-on piety (1:10)

      1.6 They pose an imminent threat (1:11a)

      1.7 They have a mode (1:11b–11d)

reason of 1.6    1.7.1  Overturning whole families

means             1.7.2  Teaching things they mustn’t

purpose           1.7.3  For shameful gain

      1.8They have a self-righteous façade (1:12–13a)

  1. THE TASK OF THE ELDER-OVERSEER (1:13b–14)

       2.1 His obligation (1:13b)

       2.2 His goal (1:13c–14)