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Amazing Grace

Titus 2

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

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1 Cor 15:45-
1 Corinthians 15:45–49 ESV
45 Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 47 The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. 49 Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.
Definition of Grace

Now what is grace? Grace is God’s love to us. Grace is God’s love that causes God to give to us. Grace is God’s love that causes God to give to us where there is no merit. Grace is God’s love that causes God to give to us when there is much demerit. Grace is God’s love that causes God to give to us where there is no merit and much demerit, when we don’t even want it. He must find us, and persuade us that we need it. And grace is God’s love that gives at great, great cost to God Himself

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch like me.

—JOHN NEWTON

Anybody, any place, any time, no matter how wicked, how vile, can come to Him in repentance and faith, and will be saved gloriously, instantaneously, radically, dramatically, eternally—saved by the grace of God. Not one thing to earn, but there is much to learn

The Instruction of Grace

Negatively, it teaches that Christians should deny ungodliness and worldly lusts; positively, it teaches that believers should live in right relations to self, others, and God.

That is what the grace of God can do. Look what God’s grace has done. This is my son in the faith.” That brings me to ask another question: Do you have any children in the faith? Are you a spiritual father? Are you a spiritual mother? Do you have children? Is there anybody that you can look, and say, “Did you know I won him to Jesus? That’s my son. That’s my daughter.” You can’t do anything more wonderful than to share your faith and to bring somebody else to Jesus Christ. You say, “Well, God didn’t call me to do that, Pastor. God just called me to preach.” Or, “God called me to teach.” Or, “God called me to give.” There’s nothing wrong with you that a good dose of salvation or an old-fashioned revival wouldn’t cure.

A Christian who doesn’t win souls is like a bus driver who won’t drive a bus. He’s like a barber who won’t cut hair. It’s not optional; God has commanded us. Jesus said, “Ye shall be witnesses unto me” (Acts 1:8). The question comes: Do you have any children?

Titus 2:11–12 ESV
11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,
Titus 3:3–7 ESV
3 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. 4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Titus 3
Key Passsages on Grace
Psalm 30:5 ESV
5 For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
ps 30
Storys of Grace
Story of John Newton
Before we begin to read, I want to tell you what happened many years ago. There was a young man named John, a boy whose mother died when John was 6 years old. He was orphaned from his mother. His father was a sailor, a sea-faring man. He sailed the Mediterranean. And when John was only 11 he began to sail with his father. He himself became a sailor at the age of 11. He fell in with the wrong crowd, got into such wickedness, such sin, such vileness, such debauchery that his own father disowned him. John sank lower and lower into vileness and sin. Finally, he got into the slave trade and began to be a slaver and to sell slaves and, to deliver slaves to England. And then after awhile, John went down so deep into debauchery and sin that he himself became a slave of slaves. He hit the very bottom. Some godly people saw John and began to witness to him. They gave him something to read. Among the things they gave him to read was a book by Sir Thomas a Kempis called The Imitation of Christ. He read it, almost in jest, but he read it. And the Spirit of God began to work in his heart and touch his heart. And then one day, while he was on deck of a ship, there was a great storm that came, a violent storm. And it looked like the ship was going to go down. Newton was on the deck of that ship, John Newton, when a wave came and just swept him off the deck of the ship into the ocean, into the briny deep. In a moment, a horrible, terrifying moment, his entire life just passed before him. He saw his wickedness, he saw his sin. He felt himself sinking down into hell. He cried out to God, oh God save me
And then another wave came and flayed him up and put him right back on the deck of that ship. It was enough. It brought him to salvation. He cried out to God for mercy. He was gloriously saved.
And then another wave came and flayed him up and put him right back on the deck of that ship. It was enough. It brought him to salvation. He cried out to God for mercy. He was gloriously saved. At the age of 39 God called John Newton into the ...
Why do we need to be saved....
Ephesians 2:1 ESV
1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins
Ephesians 2:1–5 ESV
1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
Eph 2:1
Question man is desperately sick and needs to be healerd? Wrong… man is dead and needs to be made alive
Its not that something
How can I be dead? I am walking aint I? Well death is not the seperation of the Soul from the body, death is the seperation of the Soul from God
You are dead
THE SECOND DEATH
Revelation 2:10–11 ESV
10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.’
Revelation 21:8 ESV
8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
Revelation 2
Dead
Revelation 21:8
Death is no the seperation of the body and soul, death is the seperation of God from the soul.
You will have an eternal existence somewhere. The question is where?
You have everlasting existence, but you may not have eternal life
Develish
Disobedient
Depraved… and were by nature the children of wrath. We inherited from
If you take a rattlesnake- take him, seperate him from momma and daddy rattlesnake
What will raise this dead man?
Example
Education
Encouragment
Enviroment
BUT GOD being rich in mercy, by the grace of God
Salvation is not a reward for the righteous, it is a gift from God
what can raise a dead man? One person that can
Stacey and mom
restores us not only to God but to others
gets humble
Strangers to the Covenants and Promises
Eph 2
Ephesians 2:12 ESV
12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
God chose a person
God chose a People- the jew
God - God Chose a tribe- Judah
God chose a King- David
God chose a Messiah to bring about all these covenant promises. In Christ all these things are fullfilled
We were far off= npo hope
Dead in Sin
Devilish- Following the prince of the Power of the Air
Depraved - were by nature children of wrath.
Dispobedient- carrying out the desires of the mind and the flesgh. Darkned in your understanding
NOw waiting to be one day condemned, but condmened already.
Condemned by practice
Condemen
But When a person places their faith where god has placed their sin, the great exchange takes place
Look at verse 13-14
Ephesians 2:13–15 ESV
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
Ephesians 2:
You sin has always been in the world after Adam sinned. But there was an intensification when God gave the holy Commandments to <Moses. It sanctified the israelites. Created a barrier between them and the rest of the world. But it didn’t do what the Jews thought it was going to do. It didn’t produce righteousness, it just created an intensification of sin’s power.
DIVING WALL/THE VINYARD
THIS WALL SPEAKS OF A WALL THAT SEPERATES. IT IS USED AS A PICTURE OF A WALL THAT SOMEONE WOULD BUILD AROUND A GARDEN OR VINERARD. IT IS THERE FOR PROTECTION. ON THE INSIDE OF THE WALL THERE IS THE VINARD THAT IS BEING PLANTED AND TENDED TO. THE WALL IS MEANT TO KEEP THE WEEDS, THE WILD EARTH OUT.
JESUS SAID THAT I AM THE TRUE VINE. INSIDE THE WALL, WAS ISRAEL, A PEROPLE THAT GOD WAS CULTIVATING. MANY TIMES IN THE OLD TEASTAMENT GOD WOULD SPEAK OF ISRAEL AS A VINARD AND HE WAS THE VINE DRESSER. NOT THAT THEY WERE RIGHTEWOUS ON THEIR OWN, BUT HE GAVE THEM THE PROMISE OF REDEMPTION, THAT A ROOT OF JESSE WOULD SPRING UP. THE TRUE VINE, THAT WOULD COME OUT OF THE VINARD AND TEAR DOWN THE WALL THAT WOULD SEPERATE, IN ORDER TO GOIVE L;IFE TO THE REST OF THE WORLD
He is our Peace
HE TORE DOWN THE HOSTILITY
Ephesians 2:15–17 ESV
15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.
ePHESIANS 2:15
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