Today we are continuing our Friday messages with Experiencing the Great Salvation of God” this series will enlarge or concepts of what God has provided for us in and through Jesus.
He came to do something more than just give us a ticket to heaven.
This week we are talking about.
Salvation in this present day.
Titus 2:11 (ESV)
11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,
Titus 2:11014 (ESV
Paul rejoiced greatly over God’s free salvation that he has provided for the benefit of all people of all time.
Paul was so filled with gratitude that he had an inner compulsion to proclaim his faith to the ends of the earth.
In the words that follow our text, Paul described the nature of this great salvation.
He declared that “it teaches us to say No to ungodliness and world passions, and to live self controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age” (Titus 2:12)
Verses 12-15 set forth some things that our salvation teaches us.
These verses contain God’s plan for our great salvation from the power and practice of sin in the present.
- “The grace of God……has appeared.”
The Greek meaning of this word refers to favour conferred freely upon a friend by a friend.
B. Grace in the New Testament has a distinct meaning.
Through Christ, God has freely conferred His favour, kindness, and mercy on those who have rebelled against Him and fallen short of glory.
This type of grace was demonstrated by a father who offered forgiveness to a man who had driven drunk and killed his son.
The father urgently requested that the man give his heart to Jesus and be changed.
2. “Grace… that brings salvation has appeared to all men.”
A. God’s gracious salvation is available to everyone without respect of persons.
It is available for the old, young, and middle aged regardless of race or nationality.
B. This great salvation comes from the impartial and unlimited love and grace of God.
C. This great salvation has appeared to all for the salvation of all sinners, no matter how they have sinned.
3. God’s great salvation instructs us.
A. A disciple is a learner who needs training.
B. A disciple is born as an infant into God’s family and needs growth and education.
C. Discipleship is a process of becoming what God wants us to be.
It requires self discipline as we seek to develop into people who are more like Christ.
Paul wrote to the Philippians in Philippians 3:13-14 (ESV)
13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
4. Our salvation “teaches us to say No to ungodliness and world passions”
- There are some considerable negatives in the life of discipleship.
Most of us would say no to the offer of a brown snake for a pet.
Most of us would say no to the offer of exposure to a contagious disease.
Most of us would say no to the offer of a drink of poison.
B. To what should we say no?
We should say no to the ungodly and unworldly life that appeals to the flesh and to values that are significant only in this world.
We should refute those attitudes or ways that are contrary to God’s will but were once considered normal.
Titus 3:3 (ESV)
3 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.
5. There are some great positives in the life of discipleship.
Our salvation teaches us to say yes to good things.
- In relationship to ourselves, we should live with self control under the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
True followers of Christ do Things His way not their own way.
B. In relationship to others, we should be just, honest, helpful, and dependable.
We are to be people of genuine integrity motivated by a caring concern for the welfare of others.
C. We should be submissive, responsive, and open to God’s will.
We are to live in view of the hope of our Lord’s return.
He gave Himself for us, dying to redeem us from all iniquity.
He arose to purity for Himself a special people who are eager to do good.
Our great salvations not limited to something that is yet to happen.
God wants our salvation to be in process at the present time.
Until next time
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