Grace or Disgrace?
If you have your Bible, we are looking at Titus 2:11. How sweet it is to know that not only does Jesus save us, not only does Jesus sacrifice for us, but also Jesus secures us. We cannot loose that salvation that is eternal in Christ.
But on the other side, Satan comes along and he tells us another lie. He comes along and tells us the lie, well now that you know you are saved and now that you know you can never loose it, just go out and do any sin you want to commit because after all, you have fire insurance. You are not going to go to hell for it. You are saved, you are all right. And sometimes we fall into the habit of thinking well if that is true then my works are not important because I am saved by grace. But people who have the attitude I am saved by grace so it doesn't matter how I live, I am going to go to heaven anyway, are a disgrace to grace. Don't be a disgrace to grace; don't believe this lie of the devil.
Works are of tremendous importance. At the judgment seat of Christ we will be judged by our works. In I Corinthians 3:12-15 we are told that our works will be tried by fire and some will be saved but singed!
Titus 2:11-13 ''For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say ''No'' to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope--the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,''
I. THE DEFINITION OF GRACE
I want us to look first of all at the grace of God. The definition of grace, ''for the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men''. What is grace? Grace is God's love to us that causes God to give to us when there is no merit but much demerit. That is, not only do we not merit the grace of God but there are many reasons why God should not give us His love, why He should not give us His grace.
Grace is also God' ...
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