READING THE NEW TESTAMENT: TITUS
The New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven books. All of the books come from the first followers of Jesus. Some of the books take only a few minutes to read. But before you read the books in the New Testament, it helps to know what each book is about.
When you see a word marked like *this, you will find the word explained in a Word List. You will find the list at the end of this article.
Here are a few words to help you to read the New Testament book of Titus. Titus is one of the books that Paul wrote. Paul was a leader in the early *church. He wrote many letters to help encourage the people of God. Paul wrote more letters than any other of the New Testament writers. The New Testament includes thirteen of those letters.
After you read what Titus is about, you will find some verses to read. These verses will help you understand how Paul wrote and what was important to him.
Titus was also a young helper of Paul. Paul sent him to Crete to help with a difficult church. Paul gives some good advice on how to help this *church in his letter. He tells Titus how to help people care for one another. He reminds Titus of God’s grace. Grace is a gift from God. He forgives people who do not deserve it. Because God has given Titus this gift, he must be thankful. He must help people to live in a way that pleases God.
Verses to Get You Started
Paul helps Titus choose good leaders.
Titus must tell people how to live well.
Christians are to do what is good.
Do not argue about foolish things.
Church: A group of people who follow and believe in Jesus Christ. A meeting of those who believe in Jesus Christ.
Grace: A gift of God that we should not get because of the bad things we have done; what God gives because he is so kind to us; the help and safe keeping from God. We cannot get grace*by working for it.