Read Titus 2:11-14

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.

 

from Rev. Jamie Gump

Madison Avenue Christian Church, Huntington

The grace of God has appeared, Love has appeared, in the form of Jesus the Christ, bringing salvation to all. Salvation to all. To you, to me, to all. Not just to me and those who think like me. Not just to you and those who believe like you believe. To all. Salvation to all!

Why to all? So that by living in this love, in this grace, in this salvation, all may be transformed, changed into people who live with discipline, honor, morals – excited about doing good deeds under Godly guidance. Salvation has come to all so that God’s realm may come – here on earth just as it is in heaven.

In this season, we look forward to celebrating the arrival of the One who brought us the grace of God. We pray earnestly that we might live more fully in the grace that is ours.

Help me, O God, to know that your amazing grace

of which I sing, is grace you have given for all! Amen.

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