Titus 2

True, born again Christians are different. They are different in what they say, different in how they live, different in what drives them. 1 John tells us that the main drive for the non-christian is the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the boastful pride of life. That is girls, gold, and glory. But this is not so with Christians. Those in Christ, who have experienced the grace of God are different, they are changed from the inside out.

Getting old, it's not something that most people look forward to, but it is a part of life. In our culture especially, people try to avoid getting old. But no matter how hard you try, you cant escape it. But this is a small view of life and a misunderstanding of what the Scripture teaches about all of life. God has a purpose and a plan for us in every stage of life.

We are going to spend the next 2 weeks studying young women in Titus 2:4.  Paul paints a picture of what the ultimate woman looks like, and I will do my best to break these character qualities down in a clear and effective way.

1. The Ultimate Woman Loves Jesus Christ with all her Heart

2. The Ultimate Woman is Teachable

3. The Ultimate Woman is Sensible

4. The Ultimate Woman is Pure

5. The Ultimate Woman is Kind

6. The Ultimate Woman is Fully Surrendered

7. The Ultimate Woman is Content in Christ

8. The Ultimate Woman is Beautiful

We are going to spend the next 2 weeks studying young men in Titus 2:6-8.  Paul paints a picture of what the ultimate man looks like, and I will do my best to break these character qualities down in a clear and effective way.

1. The Ultimate Man Loves Jesus Christ

2. The Ultimate Man is Teachable

3. The Ultimate Man Is a Leader

4. The Ultimate Man Is in Control of Himself

5. The Ultimate Man Lives a Life Worth Following

6. The Ultimate Man Handles the Word Rightly

7. The Ultimate Man is Dignified

8. The Ultimate Man Speaks Rightly

9. The Ultimate Man Acts Like a Man

10. The Ultimate Man is Humble

Are there unsaved people at your job? Are they happy? Do they complain? Do they work hard when the boss isn't looking? Do you have an opportunity without even opening your mouth to live out your faith in a way that is compelling to them? Listen, one of the main reasons you have a job is so that you can be in contact with the lost. So that you can demonstrate the way that Jesus would work. So that your life would speak.

The question that we need to ask is what is the point of work? Why is it here? Why did God give it to us? Why is it so difficult? How can I do my job in a way that honors Christ? do I need to love what I do? Why does God have me spending so much of my life doing this one thing? what does it all mean? We are going to answer those questions tonight. I am going to roll through a bunch of points. And we will not be in a text of scripture tonight. Last time we worked our way through the ultimate employee in Titus 2:9-10. Here we will take a topical approach about work.

Salvation is a gift given by God to sinners. It is not based on your merit that is the amount of good things you have done. it is not based on your family heritage or nationality. It is not based on intellectual knowledge or religious duty. It is based solely on the grace of God. It is His work in the life of the sinner. Grace is the unmerited favor of God to the undeserving. We come to the text before us tonight, and it is one of the high points of the New Testament. For here, we see the plan of God as it pertains to sinners. We see His salvation.  And one more time, we will see that grace changes everything it has been our theme for all of chapter 2. And we will see in very clear terms tonight that grace indeed changes everything. I want to show you from v11-14 3 ways that grace changes everything.