Today’s passage: Titus 1:1-4
- The Apostle Paul wrote this letter to Titus, most likely, between his first and second imprisonments in the mid-60’s AD. This would have been around the same time as the letter of 1 Timothy.
- Paul’s calling as an apostle was a calling to be a servant of God, for the sake of those who would hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and believe.
- True learning and knowledge of the truth produces godliness, change and growth in holiness.
- What Paul preached/taught (And what we continue to preach/teach) happened in world history at certain points, but was promised by God before creation came into being.
- What God wills, will be accomplished.
- What God has accomplished gives us all the more assurance that what has not yet come, will certainly happen.
Questions to consider:
- Why isn’t simply holding to a good doctrinal statement the measure of spiritual maturity? What does truly believing in good biblical doctrine produce in the life of a genuine believer?
- Paul is not the only servant in the church. We are all servants of the Lord in different ways. How have you been blessed to be able to serve others in the church?
- What are the gospel promises God has already fulfilled? What are the promises yet to be fulfilled to which we look forward?