December 26, 1993
After the annual Christmas festivities have ended, the birth of Christ should still impact our lives year-round. In this sermon, Alistair Begg points us to Paul’s theologically rich summary of the Incarnation in his letter to Titus. The grace of God, Paul writes, appeared incarnate in Jesus according to God’s plan in order to deal with humanity’s biggest problem: our own sin. This grace teaches us how to renounce sinful passions, live godly lives, and wait expectantly for Christ’s glorious return.
11For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14who 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.
15Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
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