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Summary: The wonders of God and His Word must be where allegiance and focus is to be placed.

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SEVEN WONDERS

Titus 2:11-14 (KJV)

11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

12 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 Saviour Jesus Christ;

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.

Introduction:

Novelty hunters are very numerous.

Like the Athenians of Acts 17:21 they are grasping for something new.

Acts 17:21 (KJV) For all the Athenians and strangers which were there

spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell,

or to hear some new thing.

The greatest wonder in the world is the Bible with Its superhuman

origin, teachings, and power.

Theme: The wonders of God and His Word must be where allegiance and

focus is to be placed.

I. The Magnificient Seven

A. Wonderful Exhibition, B. Wonderful Character, C. Wonderful Gift,

D. Wonderful Work, E. Wonderful People, F. Wonderful Life,

G. Wonderful Prospect

II. Wonderful Exhibition

A. Titus 2:11 (KJV) For the grace of God that bringeth salvation

hath appeared to all men,...

1. Grace teaches us obedience.

2. “Wherever the grace of God comes effectually,

it makes the loose liver deny the desires of the flesh;

it causes the man who lusted after gold to conquer

his greediness; it brings the proud man away from his

ambitions; it trains the idler to diligence, and it sobers

the wanton mind which cared only for the frivolities of life.

Not only do we leave these lusts, but we deny them.” (Spurgeon)

B. attributes of God flowing out to men

1. Natural

a. omniscience

b. omnipotence

c. omnipresence

d. eternity

2. Moral

a. holiness

b. righteousness

c. faithfulness

d. mercy

e. lovingkindness

f. love

3. quote: It will be well with thee, my heart, if thou canst always

hide thyself in the bulwarks of His glorious attributes,

all of which are guarantees of safety for those who put

their trust in Him. Blessed be the name of the Lord,...

_______Spurgeon’s Morning And Evening Devotionals

C. At Calvary God put his love on exhibition.

1. His son bleeding and dying in our place

2. The world’s great exhibits pale by comparison

III. Wonderful Character

A. Titus 2:13 (KJV) Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious

appearing of the great God and our Saviour

Jesus Christ;...

B. Jesus -- more than a mere man

1. Paul declares Him to be the Great God.

2. Paul says that He is Wonderful.

3. Paul assays Him to be the Mighty God.

4. Jesus’ character is a great consolation for the Christian.

C. It takes a Great God to save and sustain a soul.

1. Fear not.

2. Trust Him.

3. quote: Some trust in chariots, and some in horses:

but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

-The Bible (KJV): Psalms 20:7

D. Looking for indicates that Christians should live in active

expectation of the return of Jesus.

It should be precious for Christians to consider:

He came the first time to save the soul of man;

He will come a second time to resurrect the body.

He came the first time to save the individual;

He will come a second time to save society.

He came the first time to a crucifixion;

He will come a second time to a coronation.

He came the first time to a tree;

He will come a second time to a throne.

He came the first time in humility;

He will come a second time in glory.

He came the first time and was judged by men;

He will come a second time to judge all men.

He came the first time and stood before Pilate;

He will come a second time and Pilate will stand before Him.

____Selected

IV. Wonderful Gift

A. Titus 2:14 (KJV) Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem

us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a

peculiar people, zealous of good works.

B. Christ died while we were yet His enemies.

1. willing to die for His own murders

2. TAKE TIME TO THANK THE HEAVENLY FATHER FOR SUCH A GIFT!

C. Poem: "Room and time now give to Jesus,

Soon will pass God’s day of grace;

Soon thy heart be cold and silent,

And thy Saviour’s pleading cease."

___Selected

V. Wonderful Work

A. cleansed

B. John 15:3, Now ye are clean through the word

which I have spoken unto you.

C. Strong’s Greek #2513,

1. clean, pure physically

2. purified by fire

3. like a vine cleansed by pruning and so fitted to bear fruit

4. clean, the use of which is not forbidden, imparts no uncleanness

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