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Grace Past – Present – Future Titus 2:11-15. Salvation by Grace through Faith “For by grace you have been saved through faith” (Ephesians 2:8)“For by.

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1 Grace Past – Present – Future Titus 2:11-15

2 Salvation by Grace through Faith “For by grace you have been saved through faith” (Ephesians 2:8)“For by grace you have been saved through faith” (Ephesians 2:8) “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2)“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2) 2

3 False Doctrines about Grace Give False Hope New revelations, Galatians 1:6-9New revelations, Galatians 1:6-9 Legalism (saved by works), Romans 4:2-4 (11:6)Legalism (saved by works), Romans 4:2-4 (11:6) Keeping the Law of Moses, Galatians 2:21; 5:3-4Keeping the Law of Moses, Galatians 2:21; 5:3-4 Irresistible and cannot fall from, Galatians 5:4Irresistible and cannot fall from, Galatians 5:4 Grace-unity movement, 2 John 9Grace-unity movement, 2 John 9 All-inclusive diversity / non-judgmental, Jude 3-4, 7All-inclusive diversity / non-judgmental, Jude 3-4, 7 3

4 Titus 2:11-15… 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. 15 Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you. 4

5 Past: Grace has Appeared Titus 2:11 (14) Fullness of grace, John 1:14-17Fullness of grace, John 1:14-17 –Grace in OT, Genesis 6:8; Deut. 7:7-11 –Jesus embodied redemptive grace, Genesis 12:3; Romans 3:24 –Fullness of grace explained, Ephesians 2:1-10 5

6 Past: Grace has Appeared Titus 2:11 (14) Gospel brought grace to sinners, Colossians 1:5-6; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 20:24Gospel brought grace to sinners, Colossians 1:5-6; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 20:24 Sinners are saved by grace when they obey the gospel through faith, Ephesians 2:8; Romans 1:5; 16:25- 26Sinners are saved by grace when they obey the gospel through faith, Ephesians 2:8; Romans 1:5; 16:

7 Present: Grace is Teaching Us Titus 2:12 Grace teaches what pleases God, Romans 5:20-6:2, 12-15Grace teaches what pleases God, Romans 5:20-6:2, Word of His grace builds us up, Acts 20:32Word of His grace builds us up, Acts 20:32 –Purpose of education in God’s word: In order to conform to God’s will (“instructing us, to the intent that…”, ASV) 7

8 Present: Grace is Teaching Us Titus 2:12 When we were saved by grace we denied:When we were saved by grace we denied: –Ungodliness, Romans 3:18 (Psalm 36:1) –Worldly lusts, 1 John 2:16 When saved by grace we were taught to:When saved by grace we were taught to: –Live soberly, Titus 2:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:6 –Live righteously, 1 Thessalonians 2:10 –Live godly, 2 Timothy 3:12; Titus 2:14 8

9 Future: Looking for the Hope of Christ’s Appearance, Titus 2:13 Why we live by the word of His graceWhy we live by the word of His grace –We wait expectantly, 2 Peter 3:12-14 –We rejoice in hope of the glory of God, Romans 5:2; Colossians 3:4; 1:27 Authority of Christ fully supports this message of grace, Titus 2:15Authority of Christ fully supports this message of grace, Titus 2:15 –Speak…exhort…rebuke 9

10 The True Grace of God 1 Peter 5:12 Grace is available to all who believeGrace is available to all who believe –Grace has appeared –Grace is teaching us –Grace will reward the faithful 10


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