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God's Word


And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

-  John 1:14 KJV

- Let us live out His purposes with boldness and courage! -

October 29, 2023

Good morning, friends! I want to start today's sermon by sharing a story with you. I was once in a friend's home, and we were looking at photos of his family. He had a special photo of his grandfather and when I asked him about it, he told me that his grandfather was a pastor. He went on to tell me about how his grandfather would spend hours studying the teachings of Titus, chapters 1-3, and how it had shaped his own spiritual life.

This morning, I'd like to discuss those same chapters in the book of Titus, and how we can use them to shape our lives and find motivation.

First, let us look at Titus 1:2 which states: "In the hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the beginning of time." We can take hope in this verse knowing that God has promised us eternal life. This promise should be a source of motivation for us as we strive to live our lives for Him. He is always faithful and will never let us down.

Second, when we look at Titus 2:10-12, we are reminded of our purpose as Christians: "They [Christians] should be taught to show godliness, faithfulness, love, and endurance. They should also be taught to be self-controlled and pure, to work hard and to be kind and gentle toward all people." This passage reminds us that our lives should be focused on living out these values every day - something that can be difficult in our current world. But when we lean into the promises of God, we can be confident that He will give us strength to pursue these values.

Finally, when we look at Titus 3:3-7, we are reminded of the grace of God: "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. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy." These verses remind us that no matter what mistakes we have made in the past, God's grace is always sufficient. We can rely on His mercy to bring us through any situation.

Today's devotional on Titus 1-3 reminds us that through God's promises, purpose, and grace, we can find motivation to live our lives for Him. As we go out into the world today, let us remember that God is always faithful, and His grace is sufficient. So let us live out His purposes with boldness and courage!


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