Working While Waiting

Working While Waiting (Titus 2:11-15)
  • People tend to drift to either passively waiting on Christ’s return or actively working while ignoring his return.
  • We are to show zeal in our work while we wait.

Salvation (Titus 2:11)

  • The grace of God appeared.  It was not summoned, warranted, or earned.
  • Salvation by grace knows no concept of merit.

Sanctification (Titus 2:12)

  • The gospel will produce godliness.
  • God’s grace enables us to say “no” to sinful desires and “yes” to godly desires.

Anticipation (Titus 2:13)

  • We neglect heavenly hope when we focus on earthly experience.
  • Jesus is either liarlunatic, or Lord.

Purification (Titus 2:14)

  • The grace of God won’t rest until we look like we belong to Jesus.
  • We are not saved by good works, but we are saved for good works.

Preservation (Titus 2:15)

  • Regarding the truth, we are called to declare (speak correct doctrine), exhort (urge correct doctrine), and rebuke (reprimand false doctrine).
  • Don’t let the quality of your life disqualify your message.