Summary: To show what GOD's Grace can do to us.
Is salvation offered to all men?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show what GOD's Grace can do to us.
Titus 2:11 (Amplified Bible)
2:11 For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind.
The Grace of GOD brings salvation to all men.
To all men
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: 64 A.D.
C. Purpose: To counsel and exhort Titus, a young pastor, relating to his ministerial duties and doctrines, with special maintenance of good works
D. To whom written: Titus, a Gentile
E. Main theme: good works
F. Keywords: good works
G. Key verses:
Titus 1:5 (Amplified Bible)
1:5 For this reason I left you [behind] in Crete, that you might set right what was defective and finish what was left undone, and that you might appoint elders and set them over the churches (assemblies) in every city as I directed you.
Titus 3:8 (Amplified Bible)
3:8 This message is most trustworthy, and concerning these things I want you to insist steadfastly, so that those who have believed in (trusted in, relied on) God may be careful to apply themselves to honorable occupations and to doing good, for such things are [not only] excellent and right [in themselves], but [they are] good and profitable for the people.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. The Grace of GOD
"For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing)"
Acts 15:11 (Amplified Bible)
15:11 But we believe that we are saved through the grace (the undeserved favor and mercy) of the Lord Jesus, just as they [are].
Romans 3:24 (Amplified Bible)
3:24 [All] are justified and made upright and in right standing with God, freely and gratuitously by His grace (His unmerited favor and mercy), through the redemption which is [provided] in Christ Jesus,
Romans 5:15 (Amplified Bible)
5:15 But God’s free gift is not at all to be compared to the trespass [His grace is out of all proportion to the fall of man]. For if many died through one man’s falling away (his lapse, his offense), much more profusely did God’s grace and the free gift [that comes] through the undeserved favor of the one Man Jesus Christ abound and overflow to and for [the benefit of] many.
B. Grace brings salvation
"has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation"
Luke 3:6 (Amplified Bible)
3:6 And all mankind shall see (behold and understand and at last acknowledge) the salvation of God (the deliverance from eternal death decreed by God).
Acts 2:21 (Amplified Bible)
2:21 And it shall be that whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord [invoking, adoring, and worshiping the Lord—Christ] shall be saved.
Romans 10:13 (Amplified Bible)
10:13 For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord [invoking Him as Lord] will be saved.
C. Grace appeared to all men
"for all mankind"
1 Timothy 2:4 (Amplified Bible)
2:4 Who wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth.