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By the Grace of God Titus 3:4-8. Grace and Works Grace is a gift, undeserved and unmerited Grace is a gift, undeserved and unmerited Grace and works greatly.

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1 By the Grace of God Titus 3:4-8

2 Grace and Works Grace is a gift, undeserved and unmerited Grace is a gift, undeserved and unmerited Grace and works greatly misunderstood Grace and works greatly misunderstood – Grace and works designed to merit salvation do not coexist – Grace and faith at work do coexist Works are of two sorts: Works are of two sorts: – Works of merit, Rom. 11:5-6 (4:4); Eph. 2:8-9 – Works of faith, Tit. 2:11-12; Gal. 5:6 (4) 2

3 False Doctrines about Grace 3 Give comfort and cover to sin, Jude 4 Example: “You can never be good enough to earn yourself a home in heaven.” (Nobody here says you can!) – False comfort to a Christian: “Sin no longer affects your eternal life in Christ.” – False cover for sin: “Nobody’s perfect” and “everybody sins…” – Truth: Sin brings death! Rom. 6:21-23 GRACEGRACEGRACEGRACE

4 Some False Doctrines 4 Saved by grace alone (irresistible), Josh. 24:15; Matt. 11:28 Cannot fall from grace, Gal. 5:4 Continuous cleansing, Rom. 6:1-2; 1 Jno. 1:7-9 – Imputation of the righteousness of Christ Truth: Christians stand in and rejoice in the “true grace of God” through obedient faith, Lk. 17:9-10 (Rom. 5:2) GRACEGRACEGRACEGRACE

5 By the Grace of God 5 Sinners are saved, Eph. 2:1, 4-7, 8-9 – By grace: God is the source, giving the gift of salvation (mercy and love) – Through faith: The sinner’s faith, produced by the gospel (Rom. 10:17) – Not of yourselves: Salvation is God’s gift, not man’s meritorious expectation GRACEGRACEGRACEGRACE

6 By the Grace of God 6 We are justified, Rom. 3:24 (Tit. 3:7) – Condition: “through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” Redemption through His blood, Eph. 1:7 His blood is shed in His death By faith, the sinner is baptized into His death, Rom. 6:3 – Access in to grace: By faith (not the law of Moses), Rom. 5:1-2 Baptism is a “work of faith” (faith at work) that save sinners by God’s grace! GRACEGRACEGRACEGRACE

7 By the Grace of God 7 We are accepted in the Beloved, Eph. 1:6 – Grace is only granted in Christ – By God’s grace we are made gracious “In the Beloved” we are encompassed with favor, Eph. 1:3 (1:7; Rom. 3:24) Only accepted in Christ: Baptized into Christ, Gal. 3:26-27 – Grace is applied when the sinner is baptized, Titus 3:4-5, 7 GRACEGRACEGRACEGRACE

8 By the Grace of God 8 I am what I am, 1 Cor. 15:10 – Paul was appointed to be an apostle (gift, Eph. 4:7-8, 11) Note that grace labors (it works)! – Abundant grace saves the lost, 1 Tim. 1:12-16; Eph. 1:7 GRACEGRACEGRACEGRACE

9 Not by the Grace of God 9 Make it impossible to fall away, Gal. 5:3-7; 1:6-9 – Grace is greater than sin (Rom. 5:20- 21) – But, grace does not prevent the choice of sin, Rom. 6:1-2; Jas. 5:19-20 – Trusting God’s grace means continuing to live by faith and keeping away from sin, 1 Cor. 10:11-13 GRACEGRACEGRACEGRACE DOESDOES NOT NOTDOESDOES NOT NOT

10 Not by the Grace of God 10 Turn sin into righteousness, Rom. 6:1-2 – Trusting in God’s grace means you make a choice that sin will not reign over you, Rom. 6:11-14; Gal. 2:17-18 GRACEGRACEGRACEGRACE DOESDOES NOT NOTDOESDOES NOT NOT

11 Not by the Grace of God 11 Turn sin into righteousness – Grace does not… Turn vain worship into true worship, Lev. 10:1-2 (Jno. 4:24) Turn immorality into purity, 1 Cor. 6:9-11 Turn error into truth, Acts 20:32; Gal. 2:20-21 GRACEGRACEGRACEGRACE DOESDOES NOT NOTDOESDOES NOT NOT

12 Not by the Grace of God 12 Sanction fellowship with sin or with those who endorse it – Heart is established by grace, not by doctrines that bind where God does not, Heb. 13:9 – Going beyond what the Lord has bound forfeits grace, 2 John 9 – Those who stand in grace will choose not to have fellowship with those who go beyond the doctrine of Christ, 2 John GRACEGRACEGRACEGRACE DOESDOES NOT NOTDOESDOES NOT NOT

13 By the Grace of God Grace will not save you in spite of your sins Grace will not save you in spite of your sins Grace has appeared and offers salvation to every sinner (Tit. 2:11) Grace has appeared and offers salvation to every sinner (Tit. 2:11) The gospel of the grace of God calls the lost to salvation by grace through faith, Col 1:5-6 The gospel of the grace of God calls the lost to salvation by grace through faith, Col 1:5-6 Believe and obey to be saved, Mk. 16:15-16 Believe and obey to be saved, Mk. 16:


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