The Bible is not some story book. It tells us real stories about real people who really got used by God to His glory. If those men and women were real, then the things they did are things God calls us to as well, because WE are real people too.
When walking with Christ, we face a lot of opposition. It can sometimes be difficult to keep our focus on what's truly important. Paul addresses where we should keep our focus, what we should remember, and when we have to part ways with friends.
Before Christ we are many things--but good is not one of them. After we encounter the One True God--Jesus, we are made into new creations. If Christ is the Catalyst to our lives, the Chemical Reaction is going to be epic.
If you plan on being More Than Mild, and you want to get the recipe right, there are a few key ingredients and actions to take to make sure we send off the right fragrance to those around us. Submission to authorities isn't easy, but its what God has called for the More Than Mild believer.
The church in Crete was young in the faith and didn't have a mentor to lead their growth and church function--so Titus was sent. As young believers in the faith, we must seek out those further along in their walk, and as older believers, we should seek the younger to care for, encourage, and guide them in theirs.
Introduction to the book of Titus. Who is Paul, who is Titus, and who is this letter for? If you want to be a follower of Christ, you've been called to be More Than Mild--we aren't mildly interested in Christ or following him.