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