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Summary: Grace, God’s wonderful gift to man.

Titus 2:11-15 The Grace of God

Intro: There are many definitions of Grace. The one I

like is:”God’s unmerited favor unto men”. A man dies

and goes to heaven. Of course, St. Peter meets him at

the pearly gates. St. Peter says, "Here’s how it works.

You need 100 points to make it into heaven. You tell

me all the good things you’ve done, and I give you a

certain number of points for each item, depending on

how good it was. When you reach 100 points, you get


"Okay," the man says, "I was married to the same woman

for 50 years and never cheated on her, even in my


"That’s wonderful," says St. Peter, "that’s worth three


"Three points?" he says. "Well, I attended church all my

life and supported its ministry with my tithe and


"Terrific!" says St. Peter, "that’s certainly worth a


"One point? Golly. How about this: I started a soup

kitchen in my city and worked in a shelter for homeless


"Fantastic, that’s good for two more points," he says.

"TWO POINTS!!" the man cries, "At this rate the only

way I get into heaven is by the grace of God!"

"Come on in!"

Copyright 1999 Gibson Productions

[11]”For the Grace of God that brings salvation has

appeared to all man.” This refutes the idea of limited

grace and grace controlled by the Church. It is given

to any person who will trust Christ. Let’s take a look

at Titus and see what God’s grace can teach us...

I. The Grace of God has Appeared to TEACH All


A. It teaches us to deny ungodliness-ungodliness

is the failure to recognize and honor God in your plans and activities of life.

B. It teaches us to deny wordly lusts.

[rd][I Jn. 2:15-17]

C. It teaches us to live right.

1. soberly, 2. righeously, 3. godly.

II. The Grace of God has Appeared to Cause All

Men to LOOK for That Blessed Hope.[13]

A. Our Hope is the hope of Salvation-”the blessed

hope” [rd Col.1:5,23]

B. Our Hope is the hope of His appearing and

seeing Him-”glorious appearing of our great

God and Savior Jesus Christ.”

III. The Grace of God has Appeared to PURCHASE

to Himself a people.[14]

A. The PRICE of this was Himself-”Who gave

Himself for us, that He might redeem us from

every lawless deed”[rd I Tim. 2:6]

B. The PURPOSE was a Purified and Peculiar

people-”purify for Homself His own special

people”[rd. I Pet. 2:9]

C. The PECULIARITY of His people is their zeal

of good works-”zealous for good works”

1. Witnessing.

2. Using the Gifts.

3. Tithing.

4. Missions.

Con:”Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all


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