God's Grace and the Hope It Brings
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Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
August 27, 2017
Central Passage
Titus 2:11-15
Subject
P.M. Sermon
Description

INTRODUCTION:

            A.         Those in Christ have the hope of eternal life; Titus 1:1-22    

                                   1.              Salvation is through the grace of God; Titus 2:11

                         2.         Grace comes through the preaching of the gospel; Titus 1:4

                         3.         Grace teaches us how to act in this present world; Titus 2:12

            B.          Hope is the anchor of the soul; Hebrews 6:18-19

            C.          Our lesson is a study of  “God’s Grace and the Hope It Brings” to all who obey Him

 

I.          “LOOKING FOR THAT BLESSED HOPE”; Titus 2:12

            A.        “Looking for” – “To await (with confidence or patience)

                         1.         Jude wrote that we should look for the mercy of God which leads to eternal life; Jude 1:21

                         2.         The faithful wait for the coming of the Lord with longing; II Peter 3:19

             B.        Our hope lies in Christ Jesus who gave himself for us; Hebrews 12:1-2;

                        Titus 2:11-12

II.        LOOKING FOR THE GLORIOUS APPEARING OF GOD AND CHRIST:

            A.         The promise of His coming; John 14:1-3

                         1.          Paul wrote; I Corinthians 15:51-57; I Thessalonians 4:13-18

                         2.          Peter encouraged; II Peter 3:10-14

            B. With these thoughts in mind we must be workers together with God; Titus 2:14

 

III.       GOD’S PEOPLE MUST BE TRUE TO HIM:

            A.        Zealous of good works; Titus 2:14

                        1.         Faith demands that we be workers; Galatians 5:6

                        2.         The Hebrew writer stated that we are raised to serve God; Hebrews 9:14

                        3.         James tells us; James 2:14, 17, 24, 26

            B.        Faith works to fill the needs of others; James 2:14-17

 

CONCLUSION:

            A.       What has your faith prompted you to do?

            B.        Are you longing for the coming of the Lord?