Titus, Pastor and Confessor

January 26, is set aside to remember Titus, Pastor and Confessor of the faith.

On his third missionary journey Paul learned of problems in Corinth.  He sent Titus ahead to check out the reports.  Titus reported that the Corinthians were repentant and longed to see Paul.  Paul sent Titus back to Corinth to continue his pastoral work and to encourage them to participate generously in the collection for the relief of the Christians in Jerusalem and Judea.

Later, in 2 Tim. 4:10 we learn that Titus is in Dalmatia, which is in present day Croatia on the east side of the Adriatic Sea across from Italy.

The letter Paul wrote to Titus contains qualifications for church leaders.  Christian life is based on the grace of God shown in Jesus Christ who is our Savior and has redeemed us.

According to tradition Titus died on the island of Crete in 96 AD having served the church there as bishop.

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