I, Paul, am God's slave and Christ's agent for promoting the faith among God's chosen people, getting out the accurate word on God and how to respond rightly to it.
My aim is to raise hopes by pointing the way to life without end. This is the life God promised long ago - and he doesn't break promises!
And then when the time was ripe, he went public with his truth. I've been entrusted to proclaim this Message by order of our Savior, God himself.
Dear Titus, legitimate son in the faith: Receive everything God our Father and Jesus our Savior give you!
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)