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Introduction. 

We celebrate Jesus’ birth; the first Advent. At the same time, we must remember Christ’s return; the second Advent. Without the entire work of Jesus—life, death, resurrection, return—Christmas loses all meaning.

 

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SERMON TITLE: THE APPEARING

TEXT:  Titus 2:11-14

INTRODUCTION.

We celebrate Jesus’ birth; the first Advent. At the same time, we must remember Christ’s return; the second Advent. Without the entire work of Jesus—life, death, resurrection, return—Christmas loses all meaning.

DISCUSSION.

Do you have any Christmas traditions that cause you to reflect on more than Jesus’ birth, but other aspects of his life and ministry too

EXAMINATION. 

V.11 In what way did the grace of God appear bringing salvation?

What words or themes in this one verse tie into the Christmas story in the Gospels?

V.12 How is this connected to the previous verse?

What does it mean if we don’t “renounce ungodliness and worldly passions”?

V.13 In context, what does “waiting for our blessed hope” look like?

How does the Bible describe our Savior’s appearing in glory?

What is significant about how Jesus is referenced in this verse?

V.14 What are some of the results of redemption?

APPLICATION.

  • How does your life demonstrate that the grace of God has appeared to you?
  • What impact does the promise of Christ’s appearing in glory have on your life today?
  • Consider 2 Timothy 4:8, 1 Peter 5:4, and 1 John 3:2. In what way does this influence your desire for Christ’s return?
  • What can you do to increase your appreciation of the “grace” appearing, and your anticipation of the “glory” appearing?
  • Fact: What is a key truth that you understood from this passage?
  • React: What did you feel?
  • Act: What are you going to do?

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