Murals (2008) by PHANTAST - Graffiti - Cultural Music & Art Association inc. - 98 Milne St. Benleigh


People flocked to hear Paul's teaching. Educated, articulate, motivated, and filled with the Holy Spirit, this man of  faith faithfully prclamed the Good News throughout the Roman empire. But Paul knew that the Church must be built on Christ, not on a person. And he knew that eventually he would not be there to build, encourage, discipline, and teach. So he trained young pastors to assume  leadership in the church after he was gone. Paul urged them to centre their lives and preaching on the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16) and to train others to carry on the ministry (2 Timothy 2:2).

Titus was a Greek believer. Taught and nurtured by Paul, he stood before the leaders of the Church in Jerusalem as a living example of what Christ was doing among the Gentiles (Galatians 2:1). Like Timothy, he was one of Paul's trusted traveling companions and closest friends. Later he became Paul's special ambasador (2 Chorinthians 7:5) and eventually the bishop of the churches on Crete  (Titus 1:5). Slowly and carefully. Paul developed Titus into a mature Christian and a responsible leader. The letter to Titus was a step in this discipleship process. As with Timothey, Paul told Titus how to organize and lead the churches.

At the time of Paul's suffering in Rome, Titus was there, and buried the body of his teacher ans spiritual father. He returned to Crete, where he had great succes in baptising the pagans, and wisely governed the Churches to great old age. He entered into rest at the age of ninety-four.

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