“PAUL, A bond servant of God and an apostle (a special messenger) of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) to stimulate and promote the faith of God’s chosen ones and to lead them on to accurate discernment and recognition of and acquaintance with the Truth which belongs to and harmonizes with and tends to godliness, [Resting] in the hope of eternal life, [life] which the ever truthful God Who cannot deceive promised before the world or the ages of time began. And [now] in His own appointed time He has made manifest (made known) His Word and revealed it as His message through the preaching entrusted to me by command of God our Savior;” Titus 1:1-3 [AMP] -> me: Well, I started Titus today and only get 3 verses in. This salutation by Paul is the longest of his letters. I believe it fully envelops the charge of the church and its teachers. 1) Bond Servants who carry a message from God Himself -> Not arrogant men but humble servants of the Most High God and chosen teachers of the inerrant word of His hand. 2) Teaching the body of Christ straight from the word of God so that they are equipped to discern and recognize TRUTH which produces godliness. 3) Teaching the church that their hope is in eternity; not in this life under the sun. 4) Teaching that God’s promise of eternity to us is genuine and forever. 5) That the gospel has power; it is God’s perfect plan of redemption. Our duty while here on this earth, is to share this good news and pray that God would call those who hear it, to Himself.