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derived from a knowledge of the Holy Scriptures ; and what was his opinion of their authority and use to mankind ?
15. From a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Cbrist Jesus.
16. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God; and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in rightcousness ;
17. Tbat the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
PAUL'S CONCLUDING CHARGE TO TIMOTHY.-~AIS SPIRITUAL
What was Paul's concluding charge to Timothy ?
1. I charge thee, therefore, before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2. Preach the word ; be instant in season, out of season ; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all long suffering and doctrine :
3. For the time will come, when they will not endure sound doctrine ; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5. But watch thou in all things; endure afilictions; do the work of an Evangelist ; make full proof of thy ministry.
Repeat the expressions of holy confidence in which the apostle exulted at the approach of death.
6. I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
7. I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith.
8. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE
PAUL SALUTES TITUS. DESCRIBES THE QUALIFICATIONS OF A
How does Paul salute Titus in the commencement of his Epistle ?
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.
What was the chief purpose for which Paul left Titus at Crete ?
5. For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldst set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee.
What qualifications did Paul point out as indispensable in a bishop, or minister of the Gospel ?
7. A bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre.
8. But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, boly, temperate ;
9. Holding fast the faithful word as he bath been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
COUNSEL TO TITUS CONCERNING DOCTRINE AND CONDUCT.
DUTY OF SERVANTS.GOD'S GRACE UNIVERSAL
Paul in his address to Titus particularly adverts to the subject of Christian conduct. Read what he points out as necessary to old and young
1. Speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
2. That the aged inen be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. ; 3. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness ; not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things : : 4. That they may teach the young wonien to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own busbands ; tbat the word of God be not blasphemed.
6. Young men likewise exhort to be soberminded.
What counsel does he give to Titus respecting his own conduct?
7. In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works : in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
8. Sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
What does he say concerning servants?
9. Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again,
10. Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity ; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
How does Paul describe the extent of the grace of God, and its tendency to produce holiness in this life, and hope toward that which is to come ?
11. The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men;
12. Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world ;
13. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ;