Kentucky Baptist Convention
A Transformational Call
Titus 1:1-4 CSB
Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness, 2 in the hope of eternal life that God, who cannot lie, promised before time began. 3 In his own time he has revealed his word in the preaching with which I was entrusted by the command of God our Savior:
4 To Titus, my true son in our common faith.
Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
Big Idea: A transformational leader will make transformational followers.
What is transformational leadership?
“Transformational leaders motivate their followers to do more than the follower originally intended and thought possible. The leader sets challenging expectations and achieves higher standards of performance. Transformational leadership looks to higher purposes.” Bernard Bass
I. Paul understands his identity and influence (v. 1).
a. Identity—I am a slave and an apostle (v. 1a)
b. Influence—I am a disciple-maker (v. 1b)
II. Paul accepts God’s love and trust (vv. 2-3)
a. Titus was Greek follower of Jesus who lived in a corrupt and callous culture.
b. God is incapable of lying because he embodies truth (v. 2)
c. God’s people are trusted for truth (v. 3)
III. Paul shows Titus affection and affirmation (v. 4)
a. God is breaking down barriers
b. God is building up the body