Monday, March 4, 2013

Titus 2:11-15

The grace of God saves and that is apparent to everyone.

The grace of God 
  • instructs us to defy wickedness and fascination with the world, and
  • guides us to pursue self-disciplined, virtuous, and holy living in these current evil times
as we are waiting for the ordained expectation = 
the triumphant return of our Almighty Maker and Deliverer, Messiah

  • the One who sacrificed Himself to redeem the Father's chosen ones from evil, and
  • cleanse those He's been given to make them His personal possession 

so that they would be enthusiastically dedicated to doing what is right.

The principles from verse 1 through 14 are what ought to be taught. 

We are to persuade and inspire with full authorization.

We are to exhort and admonish with full authorization.

We ought not allow anybody to treat us with contempt.

Titus 2:11-15  (NIV1984)

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.

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