“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds” (Titus 2.11-14).
Grace and the Gospel
♦ We stand in grace –
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5.1-2).
♦ We stand in the gospel –
“Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand… (1 Corinthians 15.1).
♦ We are saved by grace –
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2.8).
♦ We are saved by the gospel –
“Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain” (1 Corinthians 15.1-2).