A Ministry Resting On Hope
Titus 1:1-4
Paul introduces himself as a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, then describes the purpose of his apostleship.
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Paul introduces himself as a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, then describes the purpose of his apostleship. He has been given his mission for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth. He is being used by God to bring about the faith of those whom God has chosen, and to build up it up in the knowledge of the truth. This knowledge accords with godliness, that is, holy thinking produces holy living. Paul's life and mission rest on the hope of eternal life, without which his ministry would be in vain. The same is true of all believers. "If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied" (I Cor. 15:19). Paul shows that our hope is infallible, because 1) it is based on the promise of God, 2) God never lies, 3) the promise was made in eternity past, and 4) the promise was made within the Godhead. (If he promised it before the ages began, to whom did he promise it, if not to his Son.) This is a glorious thing, that before the ages began, he promised to present to his Son a redeemed people, to live with him forever.
10000000069313 69313 Notes 2011-02-23 08:15:04 2011-03-12 18:36:19 Paul introduces himself as a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, then describes the purpose of his apostleship. He has been given his mission for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth. He is being used by God to bring about the faith of those whom God has chosen, and to build up it up in the knowledge of the truth. This knowledge accords with godliness, that is, holy thinking produces holy living. Paul's life and mission rest on the hope of eternal life, without which his ministry would be in vain. The same is true of all believers. "If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied" (I Cor. 15:19). Paul shows that our hope is infallible, because 1) it is based on the promise of God, 2) God never lies, 3) the promise was made in eternity past, and 4) the promise was made within the Godhead. (If he promised it before the ages began, to whom did he promise it, if not to his Son.) This is a glorious thing, that before the ages began, he promised to present to his Son a redeemed people, to live with him forever. notes
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Paul,
a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ,
for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth,
which accords with godliness,
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in hope of eternal life,
which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began
and at the proper time manifested in his word
through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior;
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To Titus, my true child in a common faith:
Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
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