Christians are secure in the salvation found in Jesus Christ, but we must not forget the reality of life before Christ. In his letter to Titus, Paul reminded him that salvation is achieved not by our actions but by the mercy of God. Alistair Begg encourages listeners to act with compassion toward others, bearing in mind that at one time we all were foolish, disobedient, deceived, and enslaved. The root of Christian behavior is not found in our own moral uprightness, but in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
For Goodness Sake
What does it mean to be good? If the Bible teaches us that our good works aren’t enough to save us, why do Christians spend so much time trying to be good? In his letter to Titus, the Apostle Paul gives us the answer: having been transformed by God’s grace through the Gospel, we are now called to live lives that are defined by goodness in all that we do.
In this series, Alistair Begg unpacks what it means to live a good life in the public sphere, in our daily lives, and in our churches. Paul’s letter provides a call to Christian citizenship, reminding us what what we once were, what we ought to be, and what we are becoming. The behavior of the Christian does nothing to save, but it is a response of the saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross.