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Paul's View of God's Worker
Titus 1:1-4
How does the Apostle Paul view a worker of God?
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Published July 15th, 2017; Updated July 16th, 2017
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Titus 1:1-4 Passage
1 From Paul, 1 a slave 2 of God and apostle of Jesus Christ, to further the faith 3 of God’s chosen ones and the knowledge of the truth that is in keeping with godliness, 2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the ages began. 4 3 But now in his own time 5 he has made his message evident through the preaching I was entrusted with according to the command of God our Savior. 4 To Titus, my genuine son in a common faith. Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior! (Titus 1:1-4, NET)
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1:1-4 Outline
Paul’s View of God’s Worker (Titus 1:1-4) God’s worker considers himself as a: slave of God (minister’s humble position before God) messenger of Jesus Christ (minister’s royal title before man) God’s worker serves for the sake of the elects’: faith (ministry’s focal point) = foundation knowledge of the truth (ministry’s essential substance) = doctrine/instruction that produces godliness (result of faith and knowledge of truth) = life/application God’s worker serves the elect in view of their eternal life that was: promised (promise of eternal life) by God who does not lie (assurance of the promise) before the ages began (pre-time reality of the promise) made known (revelation of eternal life) at the proper time (time for revealing God’s plan of eternal life) in God’s Word (instrument for revealing God’s plan of eternal life) through preaching (means for revealing God’s plan of eternal life) that was entrusted (minister’s commission) by a command from God (basis of minister’s commission) God’s worker acknowledges that only from God comes: grace peace
1:1-4 Phrasing
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Titus 1:1-4
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Paul & his roles
Paul
Παῦλος δοῦλος θεοῦ, ἀπόστολος δὲ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ κατὰ πίστιν ἐκλεκτῶν θεοῦ καὶ ἐπίγνωσιν ἀληθείας τῆς κατʼ εὐσέβειαν
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a {1} servant
Gk. δουλος (doulos) = slave
of God
and an {2} apostle
Gk. απόστολος (apostolos) = messenger
of Jesus Christ,
Purposes for apostleship
{1} for the sake
Marker of intention or goal, for the purpose of, for, to (BDAG)
of the {1a} faith
Purpose #1a of apostleship (1:1d)
of God’s elect
Object of faith (1:1g) & knowledge (1:1i)
and their {1b} knowledge
Purpose #1b of apostleship (1:1d)
of the truth,
which accords with godliness,
Outcome of faith and knowledge of truth (1:1g-j)
Regarding eternal life
{2} in hope of eternal life,
ἐπʼ ἐλπίδι ζωῆς αἰωνίου, ἣν ἐπηγγείλατο ὁ ἀψευδὴς θεὸς πρὸ χρόνων αἰωνίων,
Purpose #2 of apostleship (1:1d)
which God,
God as both designer (1:2d) and fulfiller (1:3b)
who never lies,
Assurance for the hope of eternal life (1:2)
{1} promised
God’s action #1 regarding eternal life (1:2)
before the ages began
Timing of promise of eternal life (1:2d)
and {2a} at the proper time
ἐφανέρωσεν δὲ καιροῖς ἰδίοις τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ ἐν κηρύγματι, ὃ ἐπιστεύθην ἐγὼ κατʼ ἐπιταγὴν τοῦ σωτῆρος ἡμῶν θεοῦ,
Timing for manifesting eternal life (1:3b)
{2} manifested
God’s action #2 regarding eternal life (1:2)
{2b} in his word
Instrument for manifesting eternal life (1:3b)
{2c} through the preaching
Means for manifesting eternal life (1:3b)
Paul’s calling
with which I have been entrusted
I = author
by the command of God
Compare with 1:4h-i (Jesus)
our Savior;
Same description for Jesus in 1:4h (our Savior)
Titus
{writes} To Titus,
Τίτῳ γνησίῳ τέκνῳ κατὰ κοινὴν πίστιν, χάρις καὶ εἰρήνη ἀπὸ θεοῦ πατρὸς καὶ Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ τοῦ σωτῆρος ἡμῶν.
Recipient
my true child
My = author
in a common faith:
Sources of grace & peace
{1} Grace
Greetings
and {2} peace
from {1} God
the Father
and {2} Christ Jesus
Compare with 1:3f-g (God)
our Savior.
Same description for God in 1:3g (our Savior)
Παῦλος δοῦλος θεοῦ, ἀπόστολος δὲ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ κατὰ πίστιν ἐκλεκτῶν θεοῦ καὶ ἐπίγνωσιν ἀληθείας τῆς κατʼ εὐσέβειαν
ἐπʼ ἐλπίδι ζωῆς αἰωνίου, ἣν ἐπηγγείλατο ὁ ἀψευδὴς θεὸς πρὸ χρόνων αἰωνίων,
ἐφανέρωσεν δὲ καιροῖς ἰδίοις τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ ἐν κηρύγματι, ὃ ἐπιστεύθην ἐγὼ κατʼ ἐπιταγὴν τοῦ σωτῆρος ἡμῶν θεοῦ,
Τίτῳ γνησίῳ τέκνῳ κατὰ κοινὴν πίστιν, χάρις καὶ εἰρήνη ἀπὸ θεοῦ πατρὸς καὶ Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ τοῦ σωτῆρος ἡμῶν.
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