- BUILD UP BELIEVERS 1.1-4
1 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,
- “a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ” – these designations give Paul authority to write to Titus.
- Notice Paul did not use his position as an apostle as a tool of leverage, but he understands apostleship as service.
- See Matt. 23.1-11.- 11 The greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
- “Jesus Christ” – Paul understood himself to be a servant because he correctly knew that Jesus was the one and only Lord.