Our Hope: the Appearing of Jesus Christ

From Sunday message on Titus 2:11-14 by Khai
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. (‭Titus‬ ‭2‬:‭11-14‬ KJV)
Parallel passage: Titus 3:4-7
Titus 2:11-14 & 3:4-7 are Great Theological Passages
  • Salvation
  • Christology
  • Pneumatology

Book of Titus focused on good works

Chapter 1: Who should live Godly lives?
  • Qualities of church elders
  • Men/women young/old
  • We are all bond servants of God
Chapter 2: Grace of God
  • Salvation
  • Expectation of our blessed hope
  • The glorious appearing
  • Intention of God’s Redemptive Plan
  • Instruction of God’s grace (2:11)
  • Paideuousa: teaching, training, instructing
  • Turn from the negative to the positive
God-Me-Others relationship triangle
God-Me-Others relationship triangle
  • Self-Controlled, Upright & Godly
  • Pornography – a major concern
  • “To forsake Godliness is to despise the sacrifice of Jesus Christ”
  • Zealous for Good Works