“FEW portions of the New Testament excel this chapter. It may well form the creed, system of ethics, and text book of every Christian preacher. Does any man inquire what is the duty of a Gospel minister? Send him to the second chapter of the Epistle to Titus for a complete answer.” (Adam Clarke)
This week we will look at Titus’ command to teach sound doctrine, what to teach and to whom, and the place of grace in the Christian life.
The Place of Grace in the Christian Life
Saving Grace (2:11)
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,”
What Grace Teaches Us (2:12-13)
“Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;
The Heart of the God of Grace (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.”
The Messengers of Grace (2:15)
“These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.”
Salvation appeared to all men. Jesus Christ gave Himself to redeem mankind. Go tell others.
Go with the authority of God. Go boldly. Ours is a life changing message.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001