1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, 

and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;

2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, 

which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, 

and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, 

and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:

- Titus 1:1-5 KJV

 The Story of Titus 


February 23, 2024


Reverend Danny Rhoades

Greetings, my fellow Brothers and Sisters. In today’s devotional, I shall delve into "The story of Titus" as described in the Book of Titus from the King James Bible KJV. It is a story of compelling narrative of faith, leadership, and the pursuit of godliness. Titus, a trusted disciple of the apostle Paul, played a crucial role in establishing order and leadership in the early Christian community of Crete. Through the guidance of Paul, Titus learned the qualities of a godly leader and was tasked with addressing challenges such as false teachings and promoting sound doctrine and good works. This devotional will delve into the key themes and teachings found in the Book of Titus, offering insights into living a life of wisdom, godliness, and the hope of eternal life.

Titus, a Greek believer, stood out as a trusted companion and co-worker of the apostle Paul. His unwavering faith and dedication made him a valuable asset in spreading the message of Christianity.

With a heart set on serving God, Titus played a vital role in Paul's ministry, aiding in the establishment and nurturing of early Christian communities. His zeal and commitment shone brightly in the darkest of times.

Crete was a land in need of spiritual guidance and order. Titus, undaunted by the challenge, stepped in to bring structure and leadership to this turbulent region, ready to make a difference.

With wisdom and discernment, Titus appointed capable leaders and worked tirelessly to restore order and unity in Crete. His actions spoke volumes about his dedication to uplifting the community.

Titus exemplified the qualities of a godly leader, showcasing traits such as humility, compassion, and unwavering faith. His leadership style inspired many to walk the path of righteousness.

For Titus, integrity and sound doctrine were non-negotiable. He understood the significance of upholding the truth and guiding others with wisdom rooted in the teachings of Christ. 

In the face of false teachings and deceptive doctrines, Titus stood firm in his commitment to the Gospel. He was vigilant in identifying and addressing anything that threatened the purity of the faith.

With courage and conviction, Titus fearlessly confronted false teachers, correcting their misguided ways and rebuking any attempts to distort the truth. His bold stance against falsehoods was a testament to his unwavering dedication to the Gospel.

In the Book of Titus, it is emphasized that sound doctrine is crucial for building a strong foundation in faith. Titus is encouraged to teach and uphold the truth of the Gospel, ensuring believers are rooted in the core principles of Christianity.

Titus is urged to emphasize the importance of good works and living a life that reflects the teachings of Jesus Christ. Believers are called to be fruitful in their actions, showing love and kindness to others as a tangible expression of their faith.

The Book of Titus instructs believers to pursue wisdom and godliness in their daily lives. By seeking to grow in knowledge and righteousness, individuals can deepen their relationship with God and make positive impacts in their communities.

Titus provides practical advice on how believers should conduct themselves in various aspects of life. From relationships to work ethics, the book offers guidance on living in a manner that honors God and reflects His love to those around us.

Titus highlights the incredible grace of God in offering salvation to all through faith in Jesus Christ. This grace is a gift that brings forgiveness, redemption, and the promise of eternal life to those who believe.

The Book of Titus instills hope in believers by emphasizing the assurance of eternal life through Jesus Christ. By placing their trust in Him, individuals can look forward to a future filled with the joy of being in His presence for eternity.

As the book draws to a close, final instructions are given to Titus and the believers to encourage them in their faith journey. These words serve as a reminder to stay steadfast in the truth and continue living out their faith with boldness.

The book concludes with warm greetings and blessings to Titus and the believers as they continue their walk with Christ. It serves as a reminder of the importance of community and the support found in fellow believers as they strive to live out their faith in a world that desperately needs the light of Christ.

Brothers and Sisters now let's review what we just learned, from today's devotional.

First, we learn that Titus was an early Christian missionary and church leader, a companion and disciple of Paul the Apostle. He played a significant role in establishing churches and promoting sound doctrine.

Second, we learn that Titus faced challenges in establishing order and leadership in Crete due to false teachers, cultural issues, and undisciplined lifestyles among the Cretans.

Third, we learn that Titus confronted false teachers by appointing qualified elders, instructing people to live sensibly, and emphasizing godly behavior based on the gospel.

Fourth, we learn about effective leadership, the importance of sound doctrine, and the transformational power of faith in Christ. Titus exemplifies commitment to the local church and genuine Christian living.

Brothers and Sisters in conclusion, "The Story of Titus" serves as a timeless example of leadership, faith, and dedication to living a life according to God's will. Through the teachings and guidance found in the Book of Titus, we are reminded of the importance of sound doctrine, good works, and the pursuit of godliness in our daily lives. As we reflect on the grace of God and the hope of eternal life, may we be inspired to follow in the footsteps of Titus, embodying the virtues of a godly leader and living out our faith with wisdom and integrity.

Friends, I want to express my gratitude for allowing me to share this devotional with you. The Story of Titus, in the New Testament from the KJV Bible scriptures, serves as a timeless guide for Christians, providing practical wisdom and profound insight. 

As you continue your journey of faith, I would love to hear from you, so I'm inviting you to join me in my ministry Rhoades Well Traveled Ministry, and share your passion for spiritual growth and service, with me.

Friends as always, I hope and pray that you have enjoyed and gained some great knowledge reading my devotional today as I have and enjoyed researching and writing about it. 

May we carry the light of compassion, the strength of faith, and the warmth of community with us as we step out into the world. Have a great and blessful day ahead. Amen.

Reverend Danny Rhoades



All I ask is, “Grace, Mercy, and Peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.” In Jesus's name, Amen

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