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A Spiritually Healthy Family (A Study of the Epistle to Titus) (Part 4 of 5)

04 Apr

God’s Word has so much to say to families today! All 66 books of the Bible can provide tremendous truth and help in raising our families and forming our families into God-honoring units before a lost and dying world!

I am looking forward to Family Camp at Camp Elim in Woodland Park, Colorado, on May 25-27.  There I will get  to preach five messages — and I’ve chosen to study the epistle to Titus from the perspective of the spiritually healthy family. Let’s read carefully the second chapter of Titus once again:

We have already seen that the spiritually healthy family cares deeply about the local church (1:1-9) and that, secondly, it recognizes false teaching in its many forms and opposes it (1:10-16). In our last post we saw that the spiritually healthy family appreciates and applies the clear instructions of God’s Word (2:1-10).

Let’s notice fourthly in this chapter that —

The spiritually healthy family —

IV. Allows God’s Grace to Have Its Full Power in Their Lives! (vv. 11-15)

[I have to confess that this passage — Titus 2:11-15 — is one of my favorites!]

We learn in this passage that God’s Grace —

I. Is a Salvation-Bringing Grace (v. 11)

Salvation is the rock-bottom foundation for a spiritually healthy family!

II. Is a Teaching Grace (v. 12)

Note both the negative and the positive aspects of grace’s teaching.

III. Is a Waiting Grace (v. 13)

How is the deity of the Lord Jesus shown here?

IV. Is a Purifying Grace (v. 14)

What is the logical expression of our gratitude for God’s purifying grace?

V. Is an Encouraging Grace (v. 15)

If you study the so-called five love languages, words of affirmation is a critical way to encourage others!

(We will conclude this five-part series in our next post)

 
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