The people of Crete lived in hopeless spiritual darkness—until Paul shared the Good News at just the right time. As they discovered, Christian faith involves both the heart and the mind; it enables us to feel deeply, think properly, and live godly lives. We grow in faith, teaches Alistair Begg, when preaching is God-ordained, Spirit-led, and Bible-filled. With perfect timing, God will give us knowledge of the truth and promises believers eternal life.
1Paul, a servant1 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, 2in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began2 3and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior;
4To Titus, my true child in a common faith:
Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
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