The Oread Center seeks to create opportunities for the historic Christian faith to be seriously considered through thoughtful examinations of faith, calling and culture for the flourishing of the University and its community.
From this passage of Titus 1:1-4, Bill focused on a portion of verse 2 - 'in hope of eternal life'. We see throughout the scriptures that hope and faith and love are intertwined. Faith is believing and trusting in that which is true and hope is joyful expectation that that which was promised will come to fruition. In this passage, Paul wants us to recognize that our hope in Jesus is guaranteed; we are hoping in Jesus who never lies. We can be confident of eternal life because God, who never lies, planned this before the foundations of the earth. Hope is necessary for our perseverance; it inspires, motivates and compels. We have hope in our God who never lies and keeps his promises. We have hope for the promise of eternal life.