The Book of Titus
"...According to His Mercy He Saved Us..."
  (Titus 3:5

J. Deering,

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Brief Outline
D. Edmond Hiebert (1)

The Salutation, 1:1-4
    1.  The Writer, 1:1-3
        a.  The designation of his position, 1:1a
        b.  The nature of his office, 1:1b
        c.  The basis of his office, 1:2-3a
        d.  The function of his office, 1:3b
    2.  The Reader, 1:4a
    3.  The Greeting, 1:4b

I.  Concerning Elders and Errorists in Crete, 1:5-16
    1.  The Appointment of Elders in the Cretan Churches, 1:5-9 
        a.  The duties of Titus in Crete, 1:5
        b.  The qualification of elders in the congregations, 1:6-9
            1)  The community and domestic qualifications of the elder, 1:6
            2)  The personal qualifications of the bishop, 1:7-8
            3)  The doctrinal qualifications of the bishop, 1:9
    2.  The Refutation of the False Teachers in Crete, 1:10-16
        a.  The picture of the false teachers, 1:10-13
            1)  The character of the false teachers, 1:10
            2)  The necessity to silence the false teachers, 1:11a
            3)  The nature of their seductive work, 1:11b
            4)  The justification for the demand, 1:12-13a
        b.  The exhortation to the churches in view of the false teachers, 1:13b-14
            1)  The condemnation from the test of character, 1:15
            2)  The condemnation from the test of conduct, 1:16

II.   Concerning the Natural Groups in the Congregations, 2:1-15
    1.  The instructions to the Groups as to Character and Conduct, 2:1-10
        a.  The duty of Titus properly to instruct the members, 2:1
        b.  The instructions relative to various age groups, 2:2-6
            1)  The instructions concerning the old men, 2:2
            2)  The instructions concerning old women, 2:3
            3)  The instructions concerning the young women, 2:4-5
            4)  The instructions concerning the younger men, 2:6
        c.  The personal example of Titus, 2:7-8
        d.  The exhortation to the slaves, 2:9
            1)  The attitude enjoined upon the slaves, 2:9a-b
            2)  The conduct of the slaves, 2:9c-10a
            3)  The motive for the conduct, 2:10b
    2.  The Grace of God as the Motive Power for the Christian Life, 2:11-14
        a.  The manifestation of the grace of God, 2:11
        b.  The instruction of the grace of God, 2:12
        c.  The expectation of Christ's return, 2:13
        d.  The purpose of Christ's redemption, 2:14
    3.  The Restatement of the Duty of Titus, 2:15

III.  Concerning Believers Among Men Generally, 3:1-11
    1.  The Obligations of Believers as Citizens, 3:1-2
        a.  The obligations in relation to government, 3:1
        b.  The obligations in relation to citizens generally, 3:2
    2.  The Motives for Such a Godly Life, 3:3-8
        a.  The motive from our past life, 3:3
        b.  The motive from our present salvation, 3:4
            1)  The source of the salvation, 3:4
            2)  The basis of the salvation, 3:5a
            3)  The means of the salvation, 3:5b-6
            4)  The results of the salvation, 3:7
    3.  The reaction to Spiritual Truth and Error, 3:8b-11
        a.  The evaluation of "these things," 3:8b
        b.  The attitude of Titus to spiritual error, 3:9-11
            1)  His attitude toward false teaching, 3:9
            2)  His attitude toward a factious person, 3:10-11
The Conclusion, 3:12-15
    1.  The Personal Matters, 3:12-14
        a.  The direction to Titus personality, 3:12
        b.  The instructions concerning Zenas and Apollos, 3:13
        c.  The instructions concerning the Cretan Christians, 3:14
    2.  The Salutations, 3:15a
    3.  The Benediction, 3:15b

(1) D. Edmund Hiebert, Titus and Philemon, Moody Press, Chicago, 1957