This mid-first century pastoral letter from the apostle Paul to Titus was intended to offer encouragement and wisdom as Titus endured ongoing opposition from the ungodly and from legalists within his contregations. Paul instructed Titus to complete his assigned job o establishing elders for the churches under his care. He described what sort of people these leaders should be, and how both leaders and other believers should ive in relation to each other as well as in their interactions with nonbelievers. Proper Christian behavior is based on the fact that “the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people” and therefore those who believe in him are to “live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives” as they await his return (2:11-13). Marquis reads from the ESV Bible.
Total running time: 6 minutes.