1&2 Timothy

The Message of the Pastoral Epistles

12 February, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from The Pastoral Epistles for the Practical Messianic a summary for Messianic teaching and preaching The texts of Scripture which are commonly known as the Pastoral Epistles, composing the letters of 1&2 Timothy and Titus, frequently go unaddressed in today’s Messianic community.[1] Perhaps unlike letters such as Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, or even 1 Corinthians—where Messianics typically already know that some more detailed investigation and consideration is required for background and linguistic points—many already believe that they know what these three letters communicate. This is not necessarily the case in Biblical Studies over the past two to three decades, where […]


Titus 3:9

12 January, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Titus 3:9: We are not to be concerned about obedience to Jewish laws. “But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.” While we are not told many of the specifics about what the Cretan troublemakers have done, what we can assess for certain from Paul’s letter to Titus is that whatever they were doing was associated with a considerable misuse of God’s Torah, and was a cause of ridiculous fights and conflicts in the assembly. Paul’s word to Titus is clear: […]


Titus 3:5 & 7

12 January, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Titus 3:5: He did not save us according to our deeds, but according to His mercy. “He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.” Paul’s ministry associate Titus was charged by him to sort out some of the issues present among a burgeoning group of Messiah followers on the island of Crete (Titus 1:5). This included not only the appointment of new leaders for the Believers (Titus 1:6-9), but […]


Titus 1:14-16

22 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “[N]ot paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth. To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.” 1:14[1] What the troublemakers in Crete are said to have been pushing were “Jewish myths or…merely human commands” (TNIV). This would not be referring to the Torah itself, nor […]


Epistle of Paul to Titus

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 63-65 C.E. Time period: growing pains of new Messiah followers in Mediterranean basin Author: the Apostle Paul with Luke (secretary) Location of author: Macedonia or Nicopolis Target audience and their location: Titus in Crete Theological Summary: The author of the Epistle to Titus is identified in the text as being the Apostle Paul (Titus 1:1). Genuine Pauline authorship is not challenged by conservatives, neither was it doubted by the Second Century Church. Pauline authorship is doubted by liberals, who often believe that Titus was composed by […]