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The Epistle as a whole.
pp. 27 - 31
Before we proceed with the study of the epistle, we will set forth its structure so that
we get the Divine outline to guide us as we seek to unfold its truth.
One thing stands out clearly is the six references to good works in the members
marked B. In fact it would be true to say that the whole epistle revolves around the
question of works, first of all in its relationship to those who are called to lead, like
Timothy and Titus, and then to those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ whatever their
sphere of witness and work for the Lord.
The next thing we would draw attention to is the way the title Saviour is used in this
epistle. It occurs six times and is distributed as follows:
1: 3. Commandments of God our Saviour.
| 1: 14. Grace from the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
2: 10. Adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour.
| 2: 13. Appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ (R.V.).
3: 4. Love of God our Saviour.
| 3: 6. Through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
These occur in the members marked "A" in the structure and it will be noticed that
they alternate between God and Christ.