For the next eight weeks we will be studying the 46 verses that make up the book of Titus. Paul wrote this letter to Titus, who was a church leader in Crete. Titus is mentioned throughout the New Testament, but we don't know a whole lot about him personally. We do know that Paul and Titus were close in that Paul refers to Titus as his "true child in a common faith" (Titus 1:4). This letter is full of practical insight. It gives instruction on church leadership, how to be an older or younger man in the church, how to be an older or younger woman in the church, and exhortations to cling to sound doctrine. Our hope is that this letter, helps us to become a healthier church. Health in the church is remembering our foundation and then living that out well. A great picture of this foundation is found in Titus 3:4-6;
" But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of our works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life."We pray that this foundation of the Gospel is what spurs us on to learn from God as we go through the book of Titus.