March 14, 2010

Manifesting the Gospel in our Lives

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Manifest - A Study in Titus Topic: Exposition Passage: Titus 2:11–2:15

Intro and Recap


Paideia, Education and Training, Going to School…


Review Manifesting The Gospel Through the Household

Motivation and power comes from where?


Titus 2:11–15 (ESV)


11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,


  • The Grace of God
  • 1st Epiphany - Epiphany of Grace
  • Salvation for All People?


12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,


10But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

1 Corinthians 15:10 (ESV)

 Grace Training—The Paideia of Grace

  • Say No! 


  • Say Yes!


When? Now, Where we are

13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

  • Active waiting/receiving/welcoming
  • Blessed Hope, Not Freaking Out Hope


14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works


Gave himself—FOR—substitution and good news

  • He died in our place – Romans 5:8
  • He took our penalty – Romans 6:23 
  • He took away our sin – John 1:29, Hebrews 10
  • He absorbed God’s just wrath against us He gives us a new life 1 John 4:10, Romans 6:4
  • He gives us his righteousness- 2 Corinthians 5:21

Redeem, Transform and Send

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15 Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

Community Meditation

  • Legalism only says NO!  License only says YES!  How is the love of God shown to us by calling us to say NO to certain things and YES to others? 
  • Have you been in communities/contexts where it was all NO!!!! How did this work out for you?
  • Do you ever find yourself living as if God is not real? Be honest?
  • Are passions in you ever out of control? How does this lead us to dishonor other people? Dishonor God?
  • Why is understanding the grace of God in Christ a better “teacher/trainer” than education and will power alone?
  • How can we grow in being a community of good works?
  • Read Titus Chapter 3 for next week

other sermons in this series

Mar 21


Mar 7


Feb 28