The Church

December 6, 2010 at 8:02 Leave a comment

3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.

(Titus 3:3-8 NIV)

We once enslaved to sin as this passage describes.  But when Jesus Christ redeemed us he change our lives filling us with his love and peace.  We cannot save our selves by doing good works.  Our good works are dung to our Lord for salvation.  When Christ died for us on the cross he gave us his righteousness making us heirs having the hope of eternal life.

The Apostle Paul tells Titus to stress the Gospel to his congregation and to lead them to good-works being obedient children of our Father.   We start our fearing everyone, slander people to make them to look bad, hating each other until Christ rescue us.

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Entry filed under: Grace, The Christian Life.

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