TITUS–was another friend and helper of Paul. He had traveled with Paul on some of his missionary journeys. Now he was working as the leader of the church on Crete. This letter is much like the two letters to Timothy. Paul wanted to teach Titus how to be a good leader of the church. He told him how God’s people should behave and what his own responsibilities were.
PHILEMON–was a leader of the church at Colosse and a friend of Paul. Philemon’s slave, Onesimus, had stolen money from Philemon and had run away to Rome. While he was there he met Paul and became a Christian. Paul sent Onesimus back to Philemon with this letter. He begged Philemon to forgive Onesimus and to treat him as a brother in Christ instead of a runaway slave.