Titus 2:11-13 “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men…”
The grace of God is the very thing that brings Salvation to the sinful soul. Grace is God showing favor to an underserving people. This grace is found in the finished work of Jesus Christ. “God’s riches at Christ’s expense”
This grace has appeared to all men; it is not limited, God’s gift of grace is offered to all and anyone that is willing to repent and receive Christ by faith.
Paul said “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” – Romans 1:16
The grace of God should not be abused or misunderstood. As a matter of fact God’s grace teaches us some important lessons.
Titus 2:12 “Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts…”
A. To Leave certain things
God’s Grace teaches us to reject, abhor, detest, deny, and leave out some things in our life.
1. Ungodliness (Things that are against God) 2. Worldly lust (Lust of the eyes/flesh. Pride)
B. To Live in a certain way
Titus 2:12 “Teaching us that… we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world”
The Grace of God teaches us to live a certain way.
1. Soberly (Walk circumspectly with all wisdom) 2. Righteously (to be a light by doing right) 3. Godly (Christ-like, pleasing to God)
Jesus Said “… I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
C. To Look in a certain direction
Titus 2:13 “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.”
1. Promise of God (The blessed hope – Titus 1:2) 2. Person of God (Our great Saviour – Jesus Christ) 3. Purpose of God (His plan for blood-bought Christians)
Titus 2:14 “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”
God gave Himself for us and purchased us with His own blood for the purpose of:
a. Redeeming us from all iniquity b. Purifying unto Himself a peculiar people c. Being zealous of good works.
These lesson are very important to learn. They are so important that Paul specifically instructed Timothy, the young pastor, to:
Titus 2:15 “These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.”