Tim Minge
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The Sadducees foolishly challenge the Word of God about the Word of God!
Matthew 22:23-33
The King's first call to the wedding feast is pure grace; the second call is pure mercy.
Matthew 22:1-14
Right worship involves prayer and praise.
Matthew 21
Once again, we see that the Messianic priorities are not what people think they are.
Matthew 20:29-34
Do you really know God? What you know of God will determine how you worship him.
Psalms 100
How can God be both truly just in judgment and full of mercy and forgiveness?
Psalms 99
What event inspired Isaac Watts' famous hymn Joy to the World?
Psalms 98
We know that we are supposed to worship God, but do we know the reasons why we should do this?
Psalms 96
What exactly does it mean that God is holy? And what effect does it have on our worship?
Failure to trust in God's sovereign care and provision is failure to worship.
Psalms 95
The grace that saves is the grace that sanctifies.
Titus 2:11-15
This life isn't all there is; and it's not even the best part. Trust in God who alone can ransom a soul from death.
Psalm 49
Is our identity founded in this world or in God’s city?
Psalm 87
Who may be God’s guest and enjoy his hospitality?
Psalms 15
Does our attitude in worship say that God needs us or that we need God?
Psalms 50
We can say that we trust God, but how do we show it? How does someone prove or reveal that they truly trust God in troublesome times?
Psalms 3
Praise God through fear (1-4), song (5-7), and submission (8-9).
Psalms 47
How can anyone who recognizes his own depravity and sinfulness before a holy God expect to be declared innocent?
Three Voices of Psalm 19
When the psalmist considers the wonder of God’s creation, he recognizes his privileged place in it and turns to God in humility and praise.
Psalms 8
Regardless of my present circumstances, my future hope in God can battle fear and despair today.
Fear and Faith
I can and must forgive because I have been forgiven.
Matthew 18:21-35
Who are the little ones and how are we treating them?
Matthew 18
Respond joyfully to trials and ask God for wisdom to endure them, for blessing comes when we endure by receiving and obeying his Word.
James 1:1-27
Being religious is more than thinking that you are.
Arcing—Assignment 9
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Titus 1:1-4
Paul’s apostleship and the purpose for writing this letter was for the sake of the elect in the areas of faith, knowledge, and godliness.
Published October 14th, 2019
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Paul's role in God's plan is to serve God and His Church by promoting, protecting, and proclaiming the message of the gospel.
Titus 1:1-4
Paul, a servant 1 of God
Παῦλος δοῦλος θεοῦ,
I, Paul, am a slave of God
Paul, a a bond-servant of God
and a an apostle of Jesus Christ,
ἀπόστολος δὲ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ
and an apostle of Jesus who is the Messiah,
and an b apostle of Jesus Christ,
for the sake of the faith of God’s elect
κατὰ πίστιν ἐκλεκτῶν θεοῦ
I am God's slave and apostle for the sake and benefit of the faith of those chosen by God , his elect people,
1 for the faith of those c chosen of God
and b their knowledge of the truth,
καὶ ἐπίγνωσιν ἀληθείας τῆς
and for the sake of their knowledge of the truth,
and d the knowledge of the truth
c which accords with godliness ,
κατ’ εὐσέβειαν
which leads to godliness , that is Christ-like behavior. (see Eph 4:11-14)
which is e according to godliness,
d in hope of eternal life,
ἐπ’ ἐλπίδι ζωῆς αἰωνίου,
Both my apostleship and the faith and knowledge of the elect are grounded in the confident expectation of gaining eternal life,
in a the hope of eternal life,
which God, e who never lies ,
ἣν ἐπηγγείλατο ὁ ἀψευδὴς θεὸς
which our God , who is unable to lie (see Heb 6:18) but is the truth,
which God, b who cannot lie,
f promised g before the ages began 1
πρὸ χρόνων αἰωνίων
both promised before the beginning of time
c promised 1 d long ages ago,
and h at the proper time manifested in his word
ἐφανέρωσεν δὲ καιροῖς ἰδίοις, τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ
and revealed his Gospel/word at the appointed time
but a at the proper time manifested, even His word,
i through the preaching
ἐν κηρύγματι
through the preaching and proclamation of the Gospel
in b the proclamation
j with which I have been entrusted k by the command of God our Savior;
ὃ ἐπιστεύθην ἐγὼ κατ’ ἐπιταγὴν τοῦ σωτῆρος ἡμῶν θεοῦ,
that is, the proclamation trust, the ministry of preaching God's Word that was entrusted to me by the command of Jesus who is our Savior and God.
c with which I was entrusted d according to the commandment of e God our Savior,
To Titus, l my true child in m a common faith:
Τίτῳ γνησίῳ τέκνῳ κατὰ κοινὴν πίστιν·
To you, Titus, who is my true son in our mutually shared faith that crosses all cultural and ethnic borders .
To a Titus, b my true child 1 in a c common faith:
n Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
χάρις ⸀ καὶ εἰρήνη ἀπὸ θεοῦ πατρὸς καὶ ⸂ Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ ⸃ τοῦ σωτῆρος ἡμῶν.
I write desiring that you will be blessed with grace and peace from God our Father and Jesus our Savior.
d Grace and peace from God the Father and e Christ Jesus our Savior.
Phil 3:11-12 2Tim 1:1 hope: Rom 8:22-25
Eph 4:11-14
2 Tim 1:8-10
That God is revealing the hope of eternal life at a certain and proper time implies that it is not speaking of the Bible but the Gospel revealed at the proper time (see 1Tim 2:6)
Salvation/redemption of man (the elect) is based on God's election/choosing (1c), God's faithfulness/truthfulness (2a), God's eternal decree and purpose (2c-3)
This could be Series or Ground (that the hope of eternal life is grounded on the faith and knowledge) or Id/Exp. What v2 modifies is not unanimously agreed upon. Either it modifies Paul's apostleship and is the reason he is an apostle (which is not incorrect) or it modifies the Christian faith, knowledge, and godliness).
1 - Paul is the slave and apostle of God for the benefit of all those chosen by God
2-3 - The hope of eternal life, which is the basis for Christianity, was promised by God and revealed by God in the gospel.
Titus is Paul's son in the faith as well as his equal in the faith. (There is no Jew or Greek)
Paul's desire in sending this letter is that God may bless Titus with grace and peace.
Paul's purpose for apostleship and for writing this letter was to build up of the faith, knowledge, godliness, and hope of the elect through the preaching of the gospel.
Application Questions: As the elect, are we growing in faith and knowledge? Are we taking advantage of the opportunities before us? Is our knowledge leading to godliness? Is our spiritual education yielding a Godlier life? Is hope our basis for living the Christian life? As a teachers/shepherds, are we doing our part in the building up the church in faith and knowledge?
Disclaimer: The opinions and conclusions expressed on this page are those of the author and may or may not accord with the positions of Biblearc or Bethlehem College & Seminary.