Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
March 31, 2019
Central Passage
Titus 2:11-15
Subject
AM Sermon
Description

MARCH 31, 2019 A.M. SERVICE

GRACE AND HOPE

TITUS 2:11-15

INTRODUCTION:

  A.  Those in Christ have the hope of eternal life; Titus 1:1-2

        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 text points us to “Grace and Hope” go hand-in-hand for those who obey God

I. “LOOKING FOR THAT BLESSED HOPE”: Titus 2:13

    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 3:12

   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 exhorted; 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? James 2:19

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