Posted by: jamsco | October 5, 2011

Application of the Fighter Verse for October 8/9

Titus 3:4-6

When the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.

Here is the Gospel.

Salvation not by us or our righteousness. –  So we don’t think we can do it on our own.

Salvation by God’s mercy – So we don’t think we earned it.

We’re Washed and Regenerated and Renewed by the Holy Spirit – So we don’t think we need to be clean before we get saved.

All through Jesus, our Savior – So we know who did it.

It’s all in there.

Paul is writing all this to Christians. And I bet they didn’t say “Come on Paul – we know this. This is all stuff we know. We don’t need to be told this again.”

Because we do need to be told this again and again and again.

Have you told this to yourself lately?

What part of this gospel message do you need to remind yourself of today?

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