Titus’s Thesis: For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age. -Titus 2:11-12
Our Text: Titus 2:11-15, Grace Trains Us for Good Works
Context: Who does Titus think he is to set such a standard of holiness for Cretans? What an insurmountable and presumptuous exhortation! Yet, Titus was to declare these things with all authority (v. 15). Why?
The Appearance of Grace: Christ’s Past Grace Redeemed Us (vv. 11-12, 14a)
The Appearance of Glory: Christ’s Future Glory Moves Us (vv. 13, 14b)
Principal: Cretans could live out godly lives by the power of God’s grace for them in Jesus Christ. Instead of questioning Titus’ authority to set a standard of holiness, they were to question any reason for remaining in the ungodliness that they had been freed from.