26 December 2020

A Few Thoughts on Titus 2:13-14

Titus 2:13-14 NIV while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

A reason to come.

The gift of all gifts.

The past gift—His birth in Bethlehem.

The coming gift—His return for His church

It is a blessed hope.

B1 Hope is the expectant fulfillment of promise.

B2 Blessed is the happy, joys, relieving, satisfaction of God’s joy.

It is the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ

B1 Jesus is God

B2 Jesus is Savior

B3 Glory is the majesty, the admiration, the beauty of character and wisdom that is God’s. The one who will, in wisdom, holiness, and love, destroy evil and make all things new.

It is a giving of Himself.

B1 He is the propitiating sacrifice, that is, our Passover Lamb, the volunteer who is fully qualified to be the substitute.

B2 He did not have to this, He volunteered.

It is a redeeming of us.

B1 We were sold to sin.

B2 He paid the price to redeem us. This price was we would be sentenced to death. He died for us.

It is a redeeming of us.

B1 From the sin nature.

B2 To freedom to live the life God wants for us.

It is a purifying.

B1 From sin

B2 From sin’s guilt

It is a for a purpose.

B1 A people who are His own.

B2 A people to serve.

C1 Eager

C2 To do good

B3 A people whose lives bear much fruit (Galatians 5:22-23)

These blessings are eternal.

He is the best gift.

Merry Christmas.

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