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The Education of Grace, Part 4

The Education of Grace

Part 4

 

Text: Titus 2:11-14

November 10, 2013

 

Introduction/Review

 

I.     The Grace of God Saves. v. 11

II.    The Grace of God Educates. vv. 12-13

 

Lesson:

 

III.     The Grace of God Redeems. v. 14a

         A.     Priestly theme: Levitical Priesthood

         B.     Redemption theme: Roman Slavery and the Exodus

 

IV.     The Grace of God Purifies. v. 14b

 

Reflection:

 

"[The gospel] in the hand of the Holy Spirit…is a fire which penetrates, warms, softens, quickens, purifies, and comforts the heart. It is a light which assimilates (2 Corinthians 3:18) and truth which sanctifies (John 17:17). It is also the ‘law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus’ which, by making believers ‘free from the law of sin and death,’ brings them under the law to Christ (1 Corinthians 9:21). The design, too, of the ordinances of the gospel is that sinners may be converted to the love and practice of holiness, and that saints may enabled to abound more and more in every good word and work.” John Colquhoun, A Treatise on the Law and on the Gospel, 296-297.

 

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