Our public worship services have resumed barring any unforeseen circumstances. However, there is no childcare. Check our church blog for onging updates. 

The Education of Grace, Part 2

October 20, 2013 Pastor: John Fonville Series: Titus

Scripture: Titus 2:11–2:14

The Education of Grace

Part 2

Text: Titus 2:11-14

 

Introduction/Review

 

I.       The Grace of God Saves. v. 11

 

Lesson:

 

II.      The Grace of God Educates. vv. 12-13

 A.      The grace of God educates the believer to renounce an ungodly life. v. 12a

 1. Ungodliness, v. 12a

 2. Worldly passions, v. 12a

B.      The grace of God educates the believer to live a godly life. vv. 12b-13

“What preaching needs is a sense for the present…Preaching goes on as though the mighty acts of God have long since ceased. God was in Christ reconciling. What is he up to now? God so loved the world that he gave… All those things are true, of course, but they are past, or at least we treat them as such. Preaching, however, is to move into the present, to speak ‘in the Spirit’ of the living God. It is to assume that what I have to do now in the living present is the present edition of the mighty acts of God,” (Gerhard Forde, The Preached God, p. 193).

1.      To live self-controlled. v. 12b

2.      To live upright. v. 12b

3.      To live godly. v. 12b

 

Reflection:

 

“What is the dying away of the old nature? It is heartfelt sorrow for sin; causing us to hate and turn from it always more and more.” Q. 89, Heidelberg Catechism

 “What is the coming to life of the new nature? It is heartfelt joy in God; causing us to take delight in living according to the will of God in all good works.” Q. 90, Heidelberg Catechism

  

© John Fonville

Permissions: Permission is happily granted to reproduce and distribute this material in any format provided that you do not revise the wording in any way and do not charge a fee beyond the cost of reproduction. For web posting, a link to this document on Paramount’s website is preferred. Any exceptions to the above must be approved by John Fonville.

Please include the following statement on any distributed copy: By John Fonville