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Stay Spiritually Fit and Healthy — Until You Are Dead! Part 5

11 Oct

How’s your health?  I mean your spiritual health?  And how do you measure your fitness before the Lord?  We’ve been looking at the little epistle to Titus which uses the word “sound” (or healthy) several times as Paul instructs Titus in the Christian life.

Let’s continue our study with the next section
of chapter two:

Now.  You need to know that this section is one of my most favorite passages in all the Bible!  In fact, I have posted on this text in a series entitled “Back to the Basics” which began on July 20, 2015! I also covered this section of Titus 2 in a post called “What’s So Amazing about Grace? A Free Sermon Outline” on August 16, 2018.

If I want to get and stay spiritually healthy, I need to deeply appreciate God’s saving, teaching, waiting, purifying, and encouraging GRACE!  And so do you.

It might help to think about what spiritual sickness looks like.  If I’ve somehow lost the joy of my salvation, I’m suffering from an illness.  A spiritual illness.  And I need God’s saving grace.  If I seem to be wandering aimlessly in my life (not allowing God’s teaching grace to guide me), I’m suffering from a malady which only His grace can cure.  If I’m impatient for the coming of the Lord, I’m missing out on His waiting grace and I need healing.  If I find my life is becoming conformed to the morally pathetic world around me, I need to recover the purifying grace which God gives.  If I walk around like I’ve been baptized in lemon juice and seem discouraged all the time, I need a fresh dose of His encouraging grace.

What does your spiritual thermometer say about your present condition before the Lord?  How would you rate your health in those five areas?  (to be continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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5 responses to “Stay Spiritually Fit and Healthy — Until You Are Dead! Part 5

  1. wakemyear

    October 11, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    I love your translation of Titus 2:11 which one is it?

     
    • Dr. Larry Dixon

      October 18, 2018 at 5:41 am

      I normally use the NIV, Mrs. Manning. Blessings. Larry

       
  2. wakemyear

    October 24, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Your comment on waiting grace keeps coming back for it answered some questions. How might I access your series entitled “Back to the Basics” which began on July 20, 2015 and that
    post called “What’s So Amazing about Grace? A Free Sermon Outline” on August 16, 2018.

     
  3. Dr. Larry Dixon

    October 25, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Mrs. Manning: I’ve now added a search window that you can access. It is above my picture to the right of the post. Let me know if you can see it!
    That series (“What’s So Amazing”) starts on August 15, 2018. That series “Back to the Basics” began on July 20, 2015.
    Blessings. Larry

     
  4. wakemyear

    October 27, 2018 at 12:10 am

    I can see it and I was able to get to the What’s so amazing series but not able to access the Back to the Basics that began in july of 2015… you have another back to the Basics this year that it goes to. But thanks I really enjoyed those lessons from Titus 2:11-15. I appreciate your teaching

     

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