* Saved by grace – “He saved us, but not because of anything we had done to gain His approval. Instead, because of his mercy He saved us” (Titus 3:5). * Saved for good works – “God’s saving kindness … trains us to avoid ungodly lives filled with worldly desires so that we can live […]Read More Saved By Grace, Saved For Good Works, Saved To Be A Witness
“But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, 5he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Saviour, 7 so that, […]Read More When the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared …
Titus 1:1-2:10 How are we to live? We are not to be ‘empty talkers’, people who ‘profess to know God’ and ‘deny Him by their deeds’(1:10,16). We must give no one the opportunity to ‘speak evil of God’s Word’. We must be ‘a model of good deeds’, showing ‘the beauty of the teachings about God […]Read More How are we to live? – We live by the grace of God.
We begin with some great verses from Titus – “Jesus Christ … gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds” (Titus 2:13-14); “He saved us, not because of deeds dine by us in righteousness, but in virtue […]Read More The Kingdom Of God: 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus
Titus When we live in a Christlike way, ‘those who oppose’ Christ and His Gospel will be ‘put to shame, having nothing evil to say of us’ (2:8). God wants us to live as ‘a people of His own who are zealous for good deeds’ (2:14). If we are to be ‘zealous for good deeds’, […]Read More Journey through the New Testament: Titus & Philemon
Good News of great joy for all nations and all generations The prophecy has been spoken – ‘To us a Child is born, to us a Son is given…’. The prophecy has been fulfilled – ‘Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you: He is Christ the Lord’. Jesus Christ […]Read More The Nativity of the Lord, Midnight: Isaiah 9:1-8; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14