In a small cemetery of a parish churchyard in Olney, England, stands a granite tombstone with this inscription: “John Newton, clerk [pastor], once an infidel and Libertine, a servant of slavers in Africa, was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, preserved, … More
As we live day in and day out sometimes our feet begin to drag. The fact is that we cannot trust ourselves to always be steadfast or faithful. We can muster up courage to the best of our ability and yet fail. This is why it is so marvelous that something has been given to help us, that being the grace of God.
God’s manifestation His grace began with Christ’s incarnation but includes His life, death and resurrection. The person recipients of this grace are those who have personally accepted His grace for salvation (v. 11). After salvation it is His desire to continue teaching us, much as a parent does a child (v. 12). In his child training process instruction plays a prominent part but every parent knows that the process at times also requires rebuke and chastisement.
Am I ready and willing to admit that I cannot live the Christian life in my own strength but must call upon the Lord who saved me to keep me from failing Him?
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age....
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Titus 1:6-9Qualifications Of a Christian Leader
Titus 1:10-11Don’t Pretend to Be Something You Are Not
Titus 1:12-14False Doctrine Will Spread Rapidly
Titus 1:15-15Nothing is Pure For an Unbeliever
Titus 1:16-16Profession Does Not Mean Possession
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Titus 2:3-5Instructions For Women
Titus 2:6-8Young Men Are to Be Good Examples
Titus 2:9-10Common Sins of Christian Employees
Titus 2:11-12Only by God’s Grace Can we Live The Christian Life
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Titus 2:14-15Made a New Creation in Christ Jesus
Titus 3:1-3Doing Helpful Things
Titus 3:4-7The Basis For Our Salvation
Titus 3:8-8How to Show That You Are a Christian
Titus 3:9-9Stop Fighting Other Christians
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Titus 3:14-15How to be Productive For The Lord