Ephesians 2

Ephesians 2 (KJV)

OUR PRIOR SINFUL STATE

1And you hath he quickened, who were dead G3498 in trespasses G3900 and sins; G266 2Wherein in time past G4218 ye walked G4043 according to the course G165 of this world, G2889 according to the prince G758 of the power G1849 of the air, G109 the spirit G4151 that now worketh G1754 in the children G5207 of disobedience:G543 3Among whom also we all had our conversation G390 in times past G4218 in the lusts G1939 of our flesh, G4561 fulfilling G4160 the desires G2307 of the flesh G4561 and of the mind; G1271and were by nature G5449 the children G5043 of wrath, G3709 even as others. 4But God, G2316 who is rich G4145 in mercy,G1656 for his great G4183 love G26 wherewith he loved G25 us, 5Even when we were dead G3498 in sins, G3900 hath quickened us together with G4806 Christ,G5547 (by grace G5485 ye are saved;) G4982

Ephesians 2:1-5 Paul reminds us of what it was like before Christ. We were dead in trespasses and sins, walking after the prince of the power of the air according to the course of this world, and our conduct was after the lusts of our flesh and mind. We were children of disobedience and children of wrath like everyone else. But Christ, by the mercy and love of God, has taken us from our dead state and made us alive in Him by His grace.

Compare “hath he quickened” and “hath quickened us” to: Psa 71:20, 119:50,93, John 5:21,24 6:63, Rom 4:17, 1 Cor 15:45, Col 2:13, 1 Pet 3:18

Compare “prince of the power of the air” to John 12:31, Acts 26:18

Compare “children of disobedience” and “children of wrath” to: Deu 9:7-8,22, Eph 5:6, Col 3:6

Compare “by grace ye are saved” to: Acts 15:11, Eph 2:8, 2 Tim 1:9

OUR NEW STATE

6And hath raised us up together, G4891 and made us sit together G4776 in heavenly G2032 places in Christ G5547 Jesus: G2424 7That in the ages G165 to come he might shew G1731 the exceeding G5235 riches G4149 of his grace G5485 in his kindness G5544 toward G1909 us through Christ G5547 Jesus. G2424

Ephesians 2:6-7 Christ has not only spiritually resurrected us, but has raised us up to sit in heavenly places in the future. By doing this, He will be able to show the exceeding riches of His grace because we will see everyone Christ has redeemed.

Compare “in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace” to: Isa 64:4, Mark 10:30, Luke 18:30, 1 Cor 2:9 

HOW HE SAVES US

8For by grace G5485 are ye saved G4982 through G1223 faith; G4102 and that not of yourselves: it is the gift G1435 of God: G2316 9Not of works, G2041 lest any man should boast. G2744

Ephesians 2:8-9 We have faith in God and He saves us by the gift of His grace. Nothing within ourselves, like our works, can save us because otherwise we would boast about it.

Compare “through faith” to: Deu 32:30, Hab 2:4, Mark 11:22, Luke 7:50, 18:42, Acts 20:21, Rom 1:17, 3:27-28,31, 4:5,14-16, 5:1-2, Gal 3:24, Heb 6:12, 10:38, 11:6, 1 John 5:4 

Compare “not of works” to: Gal 2:16,20, 3:11-12

Compare “gift of God” to: John 4:10, Acts 8:20, Rom 6:23

WHY HE SAVES US

10For we are his workmanship, G4161 created G2936 in Christ G5547 Jesus G2424 unto good G18 works, G2041 which God G2316 hath before ordained G4282 that we should walk G4043 in them. G846

Ephesians 2:10 Christ saves us because we are His workmanship and were originally created to do good works. Therefore, now that we are saved, we are to do good works.

Compare “we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus” to: Eze 11:19, 18:31, 36:26, 2 Cor 5:17, Gal 6:15, Col 3:10

Compare “unto good works” to: Mat 5:16, John 10:32, Acts 9:36, 2 Cor 9:8, Col 1:10, 1 Tim 2:9-10, 3:1, 5:9-10,25, 6:18, 2 Tim 2:21, 3:17, Titus 2:7,14, 3:1,8,14, Heb 10:24, 13:21, James 2:17-26

Compare “that we should walk in them” to: Gen 5:24, 6:9, 17:1, 48:15, Exo 16:4, 18:20, Lev 18:4, 26:3-4, Deu 5:33, 8:6, 10:12, 11:22, 13:4, 19:9, 28:9, 30:16, Jos 22:5, 1 Kings 2:3-4, 3:14, 6:12, 8:58,61, 9:4, 11:38, 2 Kings 20:3, 23:3, 2 Chr 6:14, 17:14, 34:31, Psa 15:2, 84:11, 119:1-2, 128:1, Pro 14:2, 28:18, Isa 33:15-16, 38:3, Jer 7:23, Eze 11:19-20, 20:19-20, Hos 14:9, Luke 1:5-6, Acts 9:31, 21:24, Rom 6:4, 8:1,4, Gal 5:16,25, Eph 5:2,8, Col 2:6, 1 John 1:7, 2:6, 2 John 1:4,6, 3 John 1:3-4

RECALL OUR OLD LIFE

11Wherefore remember, G3421 that ye being in time past G4218 Gentiles G1484 in the flesh, G4561 who are called Uncircumcision G203 by that which is called the Circumcision G4061 in the flesh G4561 made by hands; G5499 12That at that time G2540 ye were without Christ, G5547 being aliens G526 from the commonwealth G4174 of Israel, G2474 and strangers G3581 from the covenants G1242 of promise, G1860 having no hope, G1680 and without God G112 in the world: G2889

Ephesians 2:11-12 As saints, we are still to remember that we used to be Gentiles in the flesh, having no hope, without God, uncircumcised of the heart, aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise. This is also a good reminder as we witness to others knowing that they are also in this state.

Compare “Gentiles in the flesh” to: Gen 10:5, Mat 6:31-32, Acts 14:27, 15:3,14,17, 26:20,23, 28:28, Rom 2:14, 9:30, 1 Cor 10:20, 12:2, Eph 4:17, 1 The 2:16, 4:5, 1 Pet 4:3

Compare “covenants of promise” to: Gen 9:9-17, 15:18-21, 17:7-14, Exo 19:3-8, 24:7-8, 31:12-17, 34:27-28, Isa 59:21, Jer 31:31-33, Mat 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24, Luke 1:67-79, 22:13-20, Acts 3:25-26, Rom 9:3-4, Gal 3:13-18, Heb 8, 10:15-17

RESULT OF OUR SALVATION

13But now in Christ G5547 Jesus G2424 ye who sometimes were far off G3112 are made nigh G1451 by the blood G129 of Christ. G5547 14For he is our peace, G1515 who hath made both one, G1520 and hath broken down G3089 the middle wall G3320 of partition G5418 between us; 15Having abolished G2673 in his flesh G4561 the enmity, G2189 even the law G3551 of commandments G1785 contained in ordinances; G1378 for to make G2936 in himself of twain G1417 one G1519 G1520 new G2537 man, so making peace; G1515 16And that he might reconcile G604 both unto God G2316 in one G1520 body G4983 by the cross, G4716 having slain G615 the enmity G2189 thereby:

Ephesians 2:13-16 When we were in our sinful state, we were far from God. Christ, who is our peace, makes peace by bringing us near to God by His blood on the cross making us one instead of two. A similar thing happens in marriage. Christ has broken down the separation, or enmity, which is the law of commandments contained in ordinances. What are these laws of commandments contained in ordinances?

Compare “made nigh by the blood of Christ” to: Mat 26:28, Mark 14:24, Luke 22:20, Heb 9:14, 1 Pet 1:2, 1 John 1:7, Rev 1:5

Compare “the enmity” to: Rom 8:7, James 4:4

OUR RELATION TO GOD

17And came G2064 and preached G2097 peace G1515 to you which were afar off, G3112 and to them that were nigh. G1451 18For through G1223 him we both have access G4318 by one G1520 Spirit G4151 unto the Father. G3962 19Now therefore ye are no more strangers G3581 and foreigners, G3941 but fellowcitizens G4847 with the saints, G40 and of the household G3609 of God; G2316

Ephesians 2:17-19 Christ came and preached peace to the Jews and to the Gentiles. It’s because of Christ that we have access to God the Father through the Holy Spirit. God now declares that we are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with all those who are called saints in the household of God.

THE BUILDING OF GOD

20And are built G2026 upon the foundation G2310 of the apostles G652 and prophets, G4396 Jesus G2424Christ G5547 himself being the chief corner G204stone; 21In whom all the building G3619 fitly framed together G4883 groweth G837 unto an holy G40 temple G3485 in the Lord: G2962 22In whom ye also are builded together G4925 for an habitation G2732 of God G2316 through the Spirit. G4151

Ephesians 2:20-22 Jesus Christ is our chief cornerstone, the apostles and prophets are the foundation, and the building is the saints which form a holy temple which becomes the habitation of God through the Holy Spirit. This is a great comparison to the city of God that we read in Revelation 21.

Compare “Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone” to: Psa 118:22, Isa 28:16, Mat 21:42, Mark 12:10, Luke 20:17, Acts 4:10-12, 1 Pet 2:6-7

Challenge Questions:

Are we sitting in heavenly places now or does it take place in the future?

If we once were ‘strangers of the covenants of promise,’ then what does that make us now?

What is the ‘middle way of partition,’ ‘the enmity,’ and ‘the law of commandments contained in ordinances?’

If we are built upon the foundation of the apostles and the prophets, does that mean they we don’t have apostles and prophets today?

 

Titus 3

Titus 3 (KJV)

MORE ADVICE FOR BISHOPS

3 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, 2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

Titus 3:1-2 Paul continues his advice to Titus that he needs to tell the bishops to be submissive to the government, to always do the right thing, to speak no evil of anyone, and to be gentle showing meekness. These are servant-leaders who are not supposed to flaunt their position or use their position as a form of power against others.

3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

Titus 3:3 Paul reminds Titus that every person used to do the things that we preach against. This why we must express gentleness when exhorting others.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SALVATION

4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Titus 3:4-7 It is not be our righteousness that we are saved, but rather by the kindness, love and mercy of God through the death of Jesus Christ that we can be justified by grace and attain eternal life. Paul lists out three things: mercy, regeneration, and renewal. When we put our faith and trust in Christ after confessing our sins, God grants His mercy on us. When we are baptized by immersion, we are washed by regeneration. When the Holy Spirit enters our life, we are renewed.

HANDLING HERTICS

8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

Titus 3:8 This truth needs to always be affirmed so that believers will maintain good works. This is what benefits mankind the most.

9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

Titus 3:9 Throughout this process, there may be some distractions. These should be avoided. Paul gives a few examples but with each generation, more items could be added to this list.

10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; 11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

Titus 3:10-11 A heretic is one who follows a false doctrine. If you have admonished this person twice, don’t continue. He is condemning himself. This can be a hard pill to swallow for the Messianic believer who truly has a heart for the lost. But this is the advice Paul gives.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FRIENDS

12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.

Titus 3:12 When Paul sends Artemas or Tychicus to Titus, Titus is to meet Paul in Nicopolis, Greece since he’ll be there all winter.

Nicopolis

13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

Titus 3:13 When Titus leaves Crete, he is also to bring with him Zenas and Apollos so that they are not without anything.

14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

Titus 3:14 Paul wants these men to also maintain good works and produce good fruit. Performing good works by obeying sound doctrine is a main theme of this letter.

BENEDICTION

15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

Titus 3:15 Paul ends his letter by saying there are several people with him and all of them salute Titus. He encourages Titus to greet all fellow-believers and wishes grace to be with Titus and those in his company.

Strong’s # and TransliterationStrong’s DefinitionUse of this word in TItus
Strong's G2316 – theos
(12 times)
I. a god or goddess, a general name of deities or divinities
II. the Godhead, trinity
A. God the Father, the first person in the trinity
B. Christ, the second person of the trinity
C. Holy Spirit, the third person in the trinity
III. spoken of the only and true God
. refers to the things of God
A. his counsels, interests, things due to him
IV. whatever can in any respect be likened unto God, or resemble him in any way
. God's representative or viceregent
i. of magistrates and judges
Titus 1:1 servant of God…faith of God’s elect
Titus 1:2 which God that cannot lie
Titus 1:3 commandment of God
Titus 1:4 from God the Father
Titus 1:7 the steward of God
Titus 1:16 profess that they know God
Titus 2:5 the word of God
Titus 2:10 the doctrine of God
Titus 2:11 grace of God
Titus 2:13 glorious appearing of the great God
Titus 3:4 love of God
Titus 3:8 believed in God
Strong's G2424 – Iēsous
(4 times)
I. Jesus = "Jehovah is salvation"
A. Jesus, the Son of God, the Saviour of mankind, God incarnate
B. Jesus Barabbas was the captive robber whom the Jews begged Pilate to release instead of Christ
C. Joshua was the famous captain of the Israelites, Moses' successor (Ac. 7:45, Heb. 4:8)
D. Jesus, son of Eliezer, one of the ancestors of Christ (Lu. 3:29)
E. Jesus, surnamed Justus, a Jewish Christian, an associate with Paul in the preaching of the gospel (Col. 4:11)
Titus 1:1 of Jesus Christ
Titus 1:4 the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour
Titus 2:13 our Saviour Jesus Christ
Titus 3:6 Jesus Christ our Saviour
Strong's G5547 – Christos
(4 times)
I. Christ = "anointed"
A. Christ was the Messiah, the Son of God
B. anointed
Titus 1:1 of Jesus Christ
Titus 1:4 the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour
Titus 2:13 our Saviour Jesus Christ
Titus 3:6 through Jesus Christ our Saviour
Strong's G4102 – pistis
(6 times)
I. conviction of the truth of anything, belief; in the NT of a conviction or belief respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, generally with the included idea of trust and holy fervour born of faith and joined with it
A. relating to God
i. the conviction that God exists and is the creator and ruler of all things, the provider and bestower of eternal salvation through Christ
B. relating to Christ
. a strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God
C. the religious beliefs of Christians
D. belief with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence) whether in God or in Christ, springing from faith in the same
II. fidelity, faithfulness
. the character of one who can be relied on
Titus 1:1 faith of God’s Elect
Titus 1:4 after the common faith
Titus 1:13 sound in the faith
Titus 2:2 sound in faith
Titus 2:10 showing all good fidelity
Titus 3:15 love us in the faith
Strong's G1680 – elpis
(3 times)
I. expectation of evil, fear
II. expectation of good, hope
A. in the Christian sense
i. joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation
III. on hope, in hope, having hope
. the author of hope, or he who is its foundation
A. the thing hoped for
Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life
Titus 2:13 that blessed hope
Titus 3:7 according to the hope of eternal life
Strong's G166 – aiōnios
(3 times)
I. without beginning and end, that which always has been and always will be
II. without beginning
III. without end, never to cease, everlasting
Titus 1:2 hope of eternal life…before the world began
Titus 3:7 hope of eternal life
Strong's G2222 – zōē
(2 times)
I. life
A. the state of one who is possessed of vitality or is animate
B. every living soul
II. life
. of the absolute fulness of life, both essential and ethical, which belongs to God, and through him both to the hypostatic "logos" and to Christ in whom the "logos" put on human nature
A. life real and genuine, a life active and vigorous, devoted to God, blessed, in the portion even in this world of those who put their trust in Christ, but after the resurrection to be consummated by new accessions (among them a more perfect body), and to last for ever.
Titus 1:2 hope of eternal life
Titus 3:7 hope of eternal life
Strong's G3056 – logos
(5 times)
I. of speech
A. a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea
B. what someone has said
i. a word
ii. the sayings of God
iii. decree, mandate or order
iv. of the moral precepts given by God
v. Old Testament prophecy given by the prophets
vi. what is declared, a thought, declaration, aphorism, a weighty saying, a dictum, a maxim
C. discourse
. the act of speaking, speech
i. the faculty of speech, skill and practice in speaking
ii. a kind or style of speaking
iii. a continuous speaking discourse - instruction
D. doctrine, teaching
E. anything reported in speech; a narration, narrative
F. matter under discussion, thing spoken of, affair, a matter in dispute, case, suit at law
G. the thing spoken of or talked about; event, deed
II. its use as respect to the MIND alone
. reason, the mental faculty of thinking, meditating, reasoning, calculating
A. account, i.e. regard, consideration
B. account, i.e. reckoning, score
C. account, i.e. answer or explanation in reference to judgment
D. relation, i.e. with whom as judge we stand in relation
. reason would
E. reason, cause, ground
III. In John, denotes the essential Word of God, Jesus Christ, the personal wisdom and power in union with God, his minister in creation and government of the universe, the cause of all the world's life both physical and ethical, which for the procurement of man's salvation put on human nature in the person of Jesus the Messiah, the second person in the Godhead, and shone forth conspicuously from His words and deeds.
Titus 1:3 manifested his word through preaching
Titus 1:9 the faithful word
Titus 2:5 the word of God
Titus 2:8 Sound speech
Titus 3:8 a faithful saying
Strong's G4100 – pisteuō
(2 times)
I. to think to be true, to be persuaded of, to credit, place confidence in
A. of the thing believed
i. to credit, have confidence
B. in a moral or religious reference
. used in the NT of the conviction and trust to which a man is impelled by a certain inner and higher prerogative and law of soul
i. to trust in Jesus or God as able to aid either in obtaining or in doing something: saving faith
ii. mere acknowledgment of some fact or event: intellectual faith
II. to entrust a thing to one, i.e. his fidelity
. to be intrusted with a thing
Titus 1:3 which is committed unto me
Titus 3:8 they which have believed in God
Strong's G4990 - sōtēr
(6 times)
saviour, deliverer, preserverTitus 1:3 our Saviour
Titus 1:4 our Saviour
Titus 2:10 our Saviour in all things
Titus 2:13 our Saviour Jesus Christ
Titus 3:4 our Saviour
Titus 3:6 our Saviour
Strong's G5485 - charis
(4 times)
I. grace
A. that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness: grace of speech
II. good will, loving-kindness, favour
. of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues
III. what is due to grace
. the spiritual condition of one governed by the power of divine grace
A. the token or proof of grace, benefit
i. a gift of grace
ii. benefit, bounty
IV. thanks, (for benefits, services, favours), recompense, reward
Titus 1:4 Grace, mercy, and peace
Titus 2:11 the grace of God
Titus 3:7 justified by his grace
Titus 3:15 Grace be with you all
Strong's G1656 - eleos
(2 times)
I. mercy: kindness or good will towards the miserable and the afflicted, joined with a desire to help them
A. of men towards men: to exercise the virtue of mercy, show one's self merciful
B. of God towards men: in general providence; the mercy and clemency of God in providing and offering to men salvation by Christ
C. the mercy of Christ, whereby at his return to judgment he will bless true Christians with eternal life
Titus 1:4 Grace, mercy, and peace
Titus 3:5 according to his mercy he saved us
Strong's G3007 - leipō
(2 times)
I. to leave, leave behind, forsake, to be left behind
A. to lag, be inferior
B. to be destitute of, to lack
II. to be wanting, to fail
Titus 1:5 the things that are wanting
Titus 3:13 that nothing be wanting unto them
Strong's G4103 - pistos
(3 times)
I. trusty, faithful
A. of persons who show themselves faithful in the transaction of business, the execution of commands, or the discharge of official duties
B. one who kept his plighted faith, worthy of trust
C. that can be relied on
II. easily persuaded
. believing, confiding, trusting
A. in the NT one who trusts in God's promises
i. one who is convinced that Jesus has been raised from the dead
ii. one who has become convinced that Jesus is the Messiah and author of salvation
Titus 1:6 having faithful children
Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word
Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying
Strong's G3956 - pas
(14 times)
I. individually
A. each, every, any, all, the whole, everyone, all things, everything
II. collectively
. some of all types
Titus 1:15 all things are pure
Titus 1:16 unto every good work
Titus 2:7 In all things
Titus 2:9 please them well in all things
Titus 2:10 but shewing all good fidelity
Titus 2:11 hath appeared unto all men
Titus 2:14 redeem us from all iniquity
Titus 2:15 rebuke will all authority
Titus 3:1 to be ready to every good work.
Titus 3:2 shewing all meekness unto all men.
Titus 3:15 All that are with me…Grace be with you all.
Strong's G2041 - ergon
(7 times)
I. business, employment, that which any one is occupied
A. that which one undertakes to do, enterprise, undertaking
II. any product whatever, any thing accomplished by hand, art, industry, or mind
III. an act, deed, thing done: the idea of working is emphasised in opp. to that which is less than work
Titus 1:16 but in works they deny him…every good work
Titus 2:7 a pattern or good works
Titus 2:14 zealous of good works
Titus 3:1 ready to every good work
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness
Titus 3:8 be careful to maintain good works
Titus 3:14 to maintain good works
Strong's G545 - apeithēs
(2 times)
I. impersuasible, not compliant, disobedient, contumaciousTitus 1:16 and disobedient
Titus 3:3 disobedient
Strong's G18 - agathos
(4 times)
I. of good constitution or nature
II. useful, salutary
III. good, pleasant, agreeable, joyful, happy
IV. excellent, distinguished
V. upright, honourable
Titus 1:16 unto every good work
Titus 2:5 good,
Titus 2:10 but shewing all good fidelity
Titus 3:1 to every good work
Strong's G5293 - hypotassō
(3 times)
I. to arrange under, to subordinate
II. to subject, put in subjection
III. to subject one's self, obey
IV. to submit to one's control
V. to yield to one's admonition or advice
VI. to obey, be subject
Titus 2:5 obedient to their own husbands
Titus 2:9 Exhort servants to be obedient
Titus 3:1 to be subject to principalities
Strong's G987 - blasphēmeō
(3 times)
I. to speak reproachfully, rail at, revile, calumniate, blaspheme
II. to be evil spoken of, reviled, railed at
Titus 2:5 the word of God be not blasphemed.
Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man
Strong's G2570 - kalos
(5 times)
I. beautiful, handsome, excellent, eminent, choice, surpassing, precious, useful, suitable, commendable, admirable
A. beautiful to look at, shapely, magnificent
B. good, excellent in its nature and characteristics, and therefore well adapted to its ends
i. genuine, approved
ii. precious
iii. joined to names of men designated by their office, competent, able, such as one ought to be
iv. praiseworthy, noble
C. beautiful by reason of purity of heart and life, and hence praiseworthy
. morally good, noble
D. honourable, conferring honour
E. affecting the mind agreeably, comforting and confirming
Titus 2:7 a pattern of good works
Titus 2:14 zealous of good works.
Titus 3:8 be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable
Titus 3:14 learn to maintain good works
Strong's G1731 - endeiknymi
(2 times)
I. to point out
A. to show, demonstrate, prove, whether by arguments or by acts
II. to manifest, display, put forth
Titus 2:10 but shewing all good fidelity
Titus 3:2 shewing all meekness
Strong's G2014 - epiphainō
(2 times)
I. to show to or upon
A. to bring to light
II. to appear, become visible
. of stars
III. to become clearly known, to show one's self
Titus 2:11 hath appeared to all men.
Titus 3:4 our Saviour toward man appeared.
Strong's G1939 - epithymia
(2 times)
I. desire, craving, longing, desire for what is forbidden, lustTitus 2:12 and worldly lusts
Titus 3:3 serving divers lusts and pleasures
Strong's G5023 - tauta
(2 times)
I. theseTitus 2:15 These things speak
Titus 3:8 These things are good
Strong's G4291 - proïstēmi
(2 times)
I. to set or place before
A. to set over
B. to be over, to superintend, preside over
C. to be a protector or guardian
i. to give aid
D. to care for, give attention to
. profess honest occupations
Titus 3:8 be careful to maintain good works
Titus 3:14 also learn to maintain good works
Strong's G3544 - nomikos
(2 times)
I. pertaining to the law, one learned in the law
II. in the NT an interpreter and teacher of the Mosaic law
Titus 3:9 strivings about the law
Titus 3:13 Zenas the lawyer

Challenge Questions:

Have you ever had to exhort someone more than one time on a particular issue?

Why do you think that Paul consistently asks us to maintain good works?

 

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