follow the leader

Follow the Leader

For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers… (Titus 1:10) In the previous section of Titus, Paul told his associate the kind of men he should look for as he appointed leaders for churches spread out all over Crete (Titus 1:5-8). Then he told Titus what those leaders should do – “hold fast the […]

holding fast the word

Holding Fast

“Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught” (Titus 1:9) The Apostle Paul gave an extensive list of the character qualities that Titus was to look for in the men who should lead the churches on the island of Crete. That list (found in Titus 1:5-8) is helpful not only for selecting leaders, […]


Towards Others, God, and Self

“Just, holy, self-controlled…” (Titus 1:8) We have carefully considered Paul’s list of qualifications to look for in leaders among God’s people. Those who oversee the work of the church are not to be chosen according to charisma, talent, status, or other such qualities. We should look for character, the kind of men who can be described […]