Exegetical Notes: Titus 1

Titus 1.1-16


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.

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