TITUS 1:1-4. 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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2 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, 2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began 3 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; 4 To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

3 . The gospel calls for saving faith (:). Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God s elect

4 . The gospel calls for saving faith (:). Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God s elect Acts 8:9-: 9 And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, 0 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people. And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

5 . The gospel calls for saving faith (:). Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God s elect

6 . The gospel calls for saving faith (:). Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God s elect 2 Timothy 2:0: Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

7 . The gospel calls for saving faith (:). Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God s elect

8 2. Saving faith requires true knowledge (:). 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

9 2. Saving faith requires true knowledge (:). 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 Timothy 2:4: [God] desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

10 2. Saving faith requires true knowledge (:). 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 Timothy 2:4: [God] desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 2:25: correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth.

11 2. Saving faith requires true knowledge (:). 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

12 2. Saving faith requires true knowledge (:). 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 John 8:3-32: 3 Jesus said If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

13 2. Saving faith requires true knowledge (:). 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 Ephesians 4:5: speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Christ.

14 2. Saving faith requires true knowledge (:). 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 2 Timothy 4:2-4: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

15 2. Saving faith requires true knowledge (:). 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 Timothy 3:4-5: 4 I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, 5 if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.

16 2. Saving faith requires true knowledge (:). 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

17 3. True knowledge produces godly character (:2). 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,

18 3. True knowledge produces godly character (:2). 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, The goal of Paul s apostleship is the personal response of faith, a faith based on an accurate knowledge of the truth of the gospel, and a faith that naturally and necessarily shows itself in godly behavior. William Mounce

19 3. True knowledge produces godly character (:2). 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,

20 4. Godly character feeds on eternal life (:2). 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, 2 in hope of eternal life

21 4. Godly character feeds on eternal life (:2). 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, 2 in hope of eternal life John 7:3: And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

22 4. Godly character feeds on eternal life (:2). 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, 2 in hope of eternal life John 7:3: And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 4:3-4: 3 Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 4 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.

23 4. Godly character feeds on eternal life (:2). 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, 2 in hope of eternal life

24 4. Godly character feeds on eternal life (:2). 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, 2 in hope of eternal life John 3:2-3: 2 Beloved, we are God s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

25 4. Godly character feeds on eternal life (:2). 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, 2 in hope of eternal life Colossians :3-5: 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, 5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven.

26 4. Godly character feeds on eternal life (:2). 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, 2 in hope of eternal life

27 5. Eternal life fulfills a timeless story (:2-3). 2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began 3 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.

28 5. Eternal life fulfills a timeless story (:2-3). 2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began 3 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. John 7:24: Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

29 5. Eternal life fulfills a timeless story (:2-3). 2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began 3 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.

30 Five Interwoven Principles

31 Five Interwoven Principles. The gospel calls for saving faith (:). 2. Saving faith requires true knowledge (:). 3. True knowledge produces godly character (:). 4. Godly character feeds on eternal life (:2). 5. Eternal life fulfills a timeless story (:2-3).

32 Five Potential Tears in the Fabric

33 Five Potential Tears in the Fabric. A gospel without faith.

34 Five Potential Tears in the Fabric. A gospel without faith. 2. Faith without knowledge.

35 Five Potential Tears in the Fabric. A gospel without faith. 2. Faith without knowledge. 3. Knowledge without character.

36 Five Potential Tears in the Fabric. A gospel without faith. 2. Faith without knowledge. 3. Knowledge without character. 4. Character without hope.

37 Five Potential Tears in the Fabric. A gospel without faith. 2. Faith without knowledge. 3. Knowledge without character. 4. Character without hope. 5. Hope without a story.

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